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What’s your pronoun?

In 20-30 years, when our kids are in university, they are going to look back on our generation and wonder why we were so...

Why men need feminism

Males need feminism, too. Gender equality is multifaceted. Just like females, males have to battle ridiculous, arbitrary societal standards within their lifetime. This fact...

Anyone who still says the word slut needs a time out

I am so wholeheartedly in support of people having the right to govern their choices about their own body that I will go on...

The ideal woman and Gone Girl (spoiler alert)

This week I decided to reach out to my social network for some inspiration. One message in particular stuck out, and so this week...

Kesha’s deal with the devil

The result of Kesha’s preliminary injunction hit social media feeds like a tidal wave Feb. 19. Headlines read, “Kesha sobs as judge refuses to...

Is The Bachelor bad for feminism?

I am not proud of what I am about to admit, but I will admit it at the risk of losing my credibility as a...

Rape culture and victim blaming

<em>Trigger Warning: This article contains discussion of sexual assault.</em> I&nbsp;want to preface my opinion on the topic of rape culture with a thought exercise. Imagine...

Your interpretation isn‰Ûªt welcome here

Two very important recent news items have caught my attention. They are unconnected, yet the controversies surrounding both items relate to the same theme....

Throw out binary sexualities

It seems that in our society we operate using a &ldquo;heterosexual until proven otherwise&rdquo; approach to understanding sexuality. It&rsquo;s similar to the &ldquo;innocent until...

Miley Cyrus is the Batman of music pop culture

Miley Cyrus is one of my favourite female icons in modern popular culture. She is often negatively criticized for her infamous and controversial hijinks,...