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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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How the creation of QFLIP turned my hesitation into hope

| by Kira Bollen | When I was in my second year at Queen’s—my first year as a sparkly new politics major—a new conference popped up, run by two incredible women from my own year. I have to admit that when I first heard about QFLIP, my desire to attend the conference was my second…

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