Posts Tagged ‘Consent’

Fighting the sexist status quo

Last week, I wrote about the Saint Mary’s University chant and our collective responsibility to step back and try to wrap our heads around the social structures that made it possible. I concluded my article with a call to action, placing the onus on everyone to do their part to end violence against women, and…

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We are all complicit in the SMU chant

As you’ve probably heard, Saint Mary’s University made national headlines after a sexist frosh chant was published on Instagram and broadcast by CBC News Atlantic on Wednesday. The outrage is unanimous: speaking on behalf of the school, Steve Proctor called it “sexist and offensive,” and students interviewed by the CBC on campus were united in…

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Quick guide to safe sex and consent

Sexy morning after.

  When it comes to sex, protection and consent are the most important elements to ensure all parties involved are having a good time. Here are some do’s and don’ts to make sure that happens. DO be attentive to your partner. Do they appear hesitant or uncomfortable? DON’T push or pressure. DO ask them if…

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Open up

CORRECTION: This article was previously misattributed to a different writer. The Gazette regrets the error.  I like to think I’m a very open-minded individual when it comes to sex and sexuality. So I was disappointed in myself recently when I noticed my reaction to a friend’s admittance of having an open relationship with his boyfriend.…

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DWC: Open letter to the Editor

Dear Dylan Matthias, Editor-in-Chief of the Dalhousie Gazette, We, the below signed, are writing to you in protest of the editorial written on October 7th, 2011, entitled “Smile, you’re at a protest.” As students, and members of the Dalhousie community, we are truly outraged at your publication for participating directly in victim blaming, and frankly, ignorant journalism.…

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Letter to the Editor

RE: “Smile, you’re at a protest” As a city full of journalism students, you know fuck ups will sometimes happen. Some kids will drastically misquote, take things out of context, forget to ask permission. It’s no wonder so many groups working with marginalized communities in the HRM don’t talk to student journalists. However, the editor-in-Chief of the Gazette…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Matthias, For somebody that presumably is trying to educate the world on what good journalism is, your column “Smile, You’re at a protest” was a tragicomedy. Journalists are responsible to do more than just take pictures and present an emotionless report of events, they must capture the contest in which events occur. In this,…

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Letter to the Editor

Dylan Matthias, I’d like to take this opportunity to address you as well as the Dal Gazette, pertaining to the article Smile You’re at a Protest. Slutwalk and Take Back the Night are protests that intend to remove blame from women who have been sexually abused, and to make the statement that sexual abuse is inexcusable. Your…

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Letter to the Editor

Dylan Matthias, I am writing to address two recent articles that have been published in the Gazette. Firstly, the article written about Slutwalk Halifax showed a photograph cropped just to show a woman’ torso (this was a picture of me) I would also like to note that the reporter who wrote the article never even attended the march…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Matthias, I am writing on behalf of myself, other activists, my friend, and anyone else risks being misrepresented by the media. I was extremely disappointed with the way the Dal Gazette has chosen to deal with the issue of misrepresenting activists. Not only did you take a picture of multiple people, then proceed to crop out everything…

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