Posts Tagged ‘sexism’

Reasonable doubts

Ever since we were monkeys, we’ve endeavoured to control and organize our society. And as we evolve physically, we also evolve socially. No longer is it just the biggest, baddest, ugliest monkey on the block that controls our society: we now generally expect our leaders to win elections instead of fights.   As part of that…

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Blonde Bombshell: Why Atomic Blonde Blew Me Away

Despite being a fan of Marvel, and a huge supporter of Wonder Woman, the film I anticipated watching the most over the summer was Atomic Blonde. I saw it twice. I can’t quite put my finger on why. Was it because the trailer was beautifully done; using musical cues more effectively than some entire films?…

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Sexism in gaming

We’re all familiar with the age-old concept of ‘damsel in distress’ and living in a society where girls are portrayed as princess’ while men are here to save us. Men dominate the online gaming world with two thirds of gamers identifying as male; there is the other third, the population who identify as female.  Sadly, in the gaming culture that has been created,…

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The casual sexism of nerdy men

Growing up as a nerdy boy heavily influenced by video games and space operas meant that there was very little avoiding indoctrination into casual sexism.  Other articles in this issue cover the nuts and bolts of the issue. Needlessly skimpy and sexy armour. Heroes rescuing princesses’ (or other female characters.) While these things lay the ground…

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Letter from the editor: Galhousie

At the end of September, Narcity Halifax published an article called 12 Of The Prettiest Dalhousie Girls You Should Follow on Instagram. The article praised these women for their beauty, but gave no mention of their personalities or accomplishments. These 12 “prettiest Dalhousie girls” appeared nearly identical, with the majority of them fitting perfectly into…

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Amina Abawajy

Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia Program: International Development & Computer Sciences Amina Abawajy cannot pinpoint a specific moment at which she found herself interested in social justice activism—but she’s sure that she’s always been interested. “I really believe that existence is resistance for a lot of racialized folks, for queer folks, for folks with disabilities—for marginalized…

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Sex sells

I’m generally not surprised when I hear about some new way in which the media is trying to objectify women. The industry generally lives and dies by the idea that sex sells, and hey, it’s true—they wouldn’t do some of the gross things they do if the public wasn’t responding to it. But this week,…

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Explored: Equity and accessibility co-ordinators

The Dalhousie Student Union’s (DSU) new equity and accessibility department is excited to start tackling some of the bigger issues on campus, including racism, sexism, homophobia and more. Elise Boudreau Graham, the campaigns and partnerships coordinator, was tabling outside the Grawood leading up to Halloween with information on their costume campaign. The mission? Discouraging cultural…

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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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