Posts Tagged ‘feminism’

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  Tuesday March 8th is International Women’s Day. While the tumultuous past year has exposed many of the ongoing challenges facing women on campus, would-be optimists might take heart in a campus history that has witnessed the slow but determined march of women’s progress, even in the face of daunting social and structural barriers. Women…

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Not your mother’s feminism

“Women should build each other up instead of putting each other down.” These are the words of Ottawa-area high school teacher, Natalie Simard, when asked what feminism means to her. Natalie replied to the email I sent to a few people whose opinions I wanted on this article. Then I took to the campus to…

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The feminine fist raised

Walking into the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre on a grey Sunday morning, Marina Young worried the turnout would be low. She was pleasantly surprised, when she arrived early, to see a handful of people already waiting for the Idle No More (INM) conference to begin. When she wasn’t running around greeting newcomers, Young…

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May the feminine force be with us

The fight for gender equality continues. (Photo by levork from Flickr)

Nerd culture has come a long way from its obscure past. It may even be a growing trend, but amidst this trend is an age-old gender conflict that I thought all realms of our society had started to push past. Apparently, I was wrong. The stereotype that geek girls are unattractive virgins is being replaced…

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An introduction to feminist horror

Painting of Judith mit dem Haupt des Holofernes by Lucas Cranach the Elder. (Image taken from Wikimedia Commons)

Zoe Doucette If you grow up as a girl, you are taught to fear from a young age. Fear becomes one of your best friends, because it is with you all the time, even when you’re not aware of it. Your body is objectified and reviled by your culture. You are taught not to display…

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I thought about using the “f-word” in this article. Harry Potter forced me to reconsider. Potter fans will remember that those too cautious to speak his name use the phrase “You-Know-Who” to refer to Voldemort. Like Harry, I choose to be precise in my nomenclature and for this reason I will use the term to…

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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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