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Digital Disinformation: Combating Online Hate Towards Women Politicians

08/13/2021

|Kate Macrae| Since I was young I’ve wanted to make a difference in this world, have my voice heard, have my voice matter. My parents taught me to be kind, compassionate, and treat others the…

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My Country Divided

05/27/2021

|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.…

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

05/19/2021

|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,…

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Suffragette White on a Woman of Colour

04/26/2021

|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…

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Girls are Children Too

01/13/2021

|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…

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Women in Sports: The intersection of gender, race and sexuality in female athletics

11/30/2020

|Erica Johnson| The fight for gender equality in the sports industry is far from over The first place my parents took me after I was born was a soccer game. Needless to say, sports became…

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Poised, Perfect and Polite: Unpacking Gender Differences in Presidential Debates

11/08/2020

| Kate Macrae | How the Different Candidates’ Language Demonstrate Double Standards for Women Note to reader: QFLIP is a non-partisan organization. Partisan-based blog posts are written from the perspective of contributors. Watching the first…

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Feminism and Environmentalism: Interdependent not Independent

10/31/2020

| 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…

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Denouncing Discrimination by Making Changes to our Everyday Discourse

10/18/2020

| 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,…

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“It’s time to start Deconstructing the Biological Expectations of Women”

09/26/2020

| by Josée Lalonde | How my family conversations around not wanting children opened me up to unwarranted criticism I still remember the conversation I had with my grandmother that brought her to tears. It was…

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What I’ve Learned About the Power of Conversation in Deconstructing the Pillars of Racism

08/20/2020

| by Anika Bousquet | I started off writing a piece on the role clubs can play in doing antiracism work on campus. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and subsequent discussions about…

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How the creation of QFLIP turned my hesitation into hope

01/13/2020

| 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.…

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The Power to Choose: Finding Validity in Being a Mother, a Boss or Both

11/20/2019

| by Maddy Godin | Girl Boss. ShEO. Boss Lady—all of these names have hit popular discourse and for good reason. The push for gender parity in the workplace has completely shifted in the last…

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Representation and Raciality: Diverging My Identity

10/24/2019

| by Melika Khajeh | Notes to reader: Discussions of representation in this context refer to descriptive representation, i.e. the physical presence of diverse bodies. Intersectionality is the understanding that there are interconnections between facets…

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Confessions of a Feminist Workaholic

09/18/2019

| by Meera Mahadeo | I frequently think back to the time that I told an attorney that I had interest in becoming a lawyer. At eleven years old, I confidently declared that being a…

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Transgender and Intersex Erasure is Borderless

11/12/2018

| by Daisy Fraser-Boychuk | In mid-October, a memo went public outlining the Trump administration’s plan to legally define sex and gender as inextricably tied to one’s genitals. If implemented, this will justify giving more…

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Unwavering Empowerment

10/22/2018

| by Gabrielle Koenig | This thought process began when I first read a quote from a blogger I’ve been following for a while.[1] She expressed how she has always been fearful of coming on…

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Welcome Message

10/20/2018

Hello, my name is Gabrielle Koenig and welcome to Feminism on Tap, QFLIP’s very own blog! I created Feminism on Tap because of my yearning for a space where individuals can articulate their thoughts regarding…

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