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Adrienne Rich, American poet, essayist and feminist, died on Tuesday, March 27. I read her essay “When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision” about a month ago for an English class, and I was unable to put the book down … Continue reading
A 1993 study on women in relationships shows that 28% have experienced abuse by someone they know, and 15% have been forced to engage in unwanted sex under alcohol or drugs. It was with this statistic that Jean Kilbourne opened … Continue reading
The following quote can be extended to any costume that claims to represent a certain culture or race. This includes dressing up in blackface, which has been an issue before at Queen’s: “Dressing up as ‘a Native American’ furthers the already … Continue reading
This is a great account of “Why this slut walked” in the New York City Slut Walk just a few days ago. I like how it really gets to the true meaning of the walk, but doesn’t forget about the … Continue reading
This article gives a different side of the crisis in Somalia by addressing the tragic injustices faced by Somalians with mental health disorders. Sadly, the stigmatization and misunderstanding described is echoed in Canada’s treatment of those with mental health issues – … Continue reading
Jennifer Finney Boylan’s Op/Ed in The New York Times, discussing “ventriloquists, John Cleese, trans rights, and marriage equality”. An important read that discusses the discrimination, violence and severe inequality faced by transgender people, despite increasing acceptance towards other members of the … Continue reading
In their Summer 2011 Issue, Ms. Magazine explains why a top-down, numbers-driven approach to population overcrowding and instability is both ineffective and anti-feminist. Read the full article here.