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The Falsehoods of Feminism

|Mackenzie Dent| Growing up a Feminist Although being a feminist is a large part of my identity and has helped shape me as an individual, there were many years where I felt a strong sense of embarrassment being associated with the term. Growing up as a self-proclaimed feminist, I was often met with eye-rolls and…

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My Country Divided

|Sofia Caycedo| Growing up in Canada, I have never forgotten where I came from; my parents made sure. With most of my family back home in Colombia, events that occur still hit close to home. To begin with, it’s rare for social justice issues from Latin American countries to reach Western or mainstream media because…

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What We Can Learn from the Women Leading During the COVID-19 Pandemic

|Megan Sieroka| The COVID-19 pandemic has invoked a revealing test of global leadership. When looking for successful leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic, six countries stand out in particular. The women leading New Zealand, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Taiwan, and Norway have demonstrated how early lockdowns and strong communication can flatten the curve. These results suggest a…

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Suffragette White on a Woman of Colour

|Rida Chaudhry| On November 7th, 2020 not only did the first woman but the first woman of colour to hold a seat in the United States presidential office walked on stage in a stunning white pantsuit and a silk pussy-bow blouse. Kamala Harris walked with pride and promise across the stage, understanding what her nomination…

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Girls are Children Too

|Solana Pasqual| Society’s perception of young girls’ bodies needs to change, starting with dress codes Trigger Warning: Rape, Sexual Assault, Pedophilia, Slut-Shaming As a collective, we have conditioned and been conditioned to encourage and force girls to become little women. I am using the term in the very literal sense: girls as physically small womxn.…

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Feminism and Environmentalism: Interdependent not Independent

| Anna Brabender | As I’ve been completing my environmental science degree and have been working with groups who advocate for environmental justice, my passion for environmentalism has flourished. So as I sat down to write for this blog, I felt out of place. It wasn’t the writing that felt daunting as I’ve written multiple…

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Denouncing Discrimination by Making Changes to our Everyday Discourse

| by Sofia Pennacchietti | Why institutional changes cannot happen until we abandon negative judgmental bias in our everyday life. Over the past year —seeing the rise of various social justice movements, being involved in QFLIP, and gaining a better overall understanding of social issues —I have come to realize that most people view themselves to…

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