Letter to SunNews

There's a big debate going on at Carleton University right now surrounding the Pro-Life clubs on campus. To sum it up quickly, there has been a motion put forward to ban clubs like Lifeline which use (in my opinion) inaccurate, triggering, and ignorant material to promote their anti-choice views. While I would certainly vote for …

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Identifying Your Own Story

I can't sleep, so I picked up my copy of Persistence: All Ways Femme and Butch (ed. by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman), which I've had on my shelf waiting patiently for me to finish an endless to-do list. Personal stories aren't on the top of my favourite-kinds-of-writing list. I don't know why I've …

Why Gender Equity Should Still Be A Political Issue

Many of the following issues are sources of anxiety for feminists. Not just because of their distressing affect on people, but because they are consistently ignored and declared irrelevant or nonexistent in politics. This dismissal is one of the most common tools used to silence those who push for gender equity issues to be addressed. …

Is Feminism Dead?

If you’re going to read nothing further, perhaps because you think feminism is for angry man-haters so it’s better off dead anyways, or perhaps because you think gender equity is no longer an issue, then this question has a one-word answer: No. Feminism is not dead, thankyouverymuch. The backlash against feminism certainly isn’t dead either. …

Reflecting.

Reflecting on 2011 is by no means a strenuous task. It wasn't a particularly difficult year, being that there was no major crisis or horrendous misfortune thrown my way (thankfully). I worked two to four jobs at a time, and seemed to balance an active social life and numerous extra-curriculars while still having time to …