Posts Tagged ‘feminism’

Why we still need feminism

In this image: A woman holds a sign at a rally that says "the future is feminist."

Feminism is the notion that women and men should have equal rights under the law and under society. It’s a dirty word, surrounded by stigma to the point where people will refuse the name strictly because of the connotation that follows it.   Some claim they do not consider themselves a feminist, they just believe in…

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This Movember, my vag

A purple disposable razor.

Pubic hair. It spouts out your butt crack. It pokes through your underwear. It sprinkles down your thighs. Maybe it does all of these things, maybe it does none.   Pubic hair doesn’t care; it grows wild and untamed.  This is the truth and there is nothing wrong with it. Pubic hair is a natural part of…

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In defence of horse girls

Anyone who spends time on the internet has seen the memes.   “All horse girls are now either on drugs, whores or Taylor Swift stans,” quoth Twitter user @jonofyfe.   all horse girls are now either on drugs, whores, or Taylor swift stans — ً (@jonofyfe) September 7, 2018 Also from Twitter: “Horse girls were actually a pentagon experiment they were…

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10 porn moves that don’t work

Womens’ orgasms are not given the priority they deserve. Western, heterosexual sex culture is heavily biased toward the penis-possessing counterparts. This bias takes many forms. It’s visible in all forms of mass media. It’s also visible in societal attitudes, in the ways that sex is discussed in classrooms and in day-to-day life. Perhaps the most…

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Hijab hijacking

Western feminism enthusiastically points to the hijab as the ultimate manifestation of women’s oppression.   Replace the word hijab with heels. When it comes to heels, western feminism is not so quick to judge.   Heels are not the most functional shoe. Balancing the majority of your body weight on a couple of square inches of toe…

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Not your Nana’s cross stitch

“I’m using my dead grandmother’s floss,” says Jade Nauss. “Before she passed away, knowing I was doing cross-stitch, she sent me a tin of her embroidery thread.”   “She had a sense of humor, she would probably appreciate it. She liked southern comfort and she swore a lot.”   After class, Nauss sits at home with her…

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The shunning of Matt Damon 

Matt Damon has come under fire by most of the feminist community for comments he made in an interview on ABC News in December when he stated that sexual assault is on a “spectrum.” That, “there’s a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape.”    There seems to be some confusion about why the feminist community has shunned Damon in his apparently well-intentioned support…

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Living a feminist lifestyle 

Feminism as a political movement asks difficult questions. These questions probe the idea of equality, namely how close our current society is to achieving it, and what else needs to be done on political and social fronts to close the remaining gap.    Feminism as a philosophy asks questions that are even more difficult. These questions aim to uncover the…

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Rhiannon Makohoniuk

Hometown: Moncton, NB Major:  B.A. Psychology & Gender and Women’s Studies, B.SW and currently a special undergraduate student Proudest achievement to date: Getting academically dismissed from school, coming back and getting two degrees and frequenting the Dean’s List. Next big thing she wants to achieve: I want to inspire others to be comfortable with themselves and…

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No doesn’t mean ‘harass me’

  As a woman, one of the most uncomfortable conversations to have with a man is turning him down once he’s confessed his feelings for you. “We can still be friends though, right?” A comment that she probably meant in all sincerity hits him in the gut like a Louisville Slugger. The ‘friendzone’: seemingly every…

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