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Yes! Women are Funny!
Kaj Hasselriis
Summer 2013

It’s one of the first warm nights of spring, and the venerable queer venue is shaking with laughter at a stand-up comedy show headlined by young women comedians.  Avery Edison strolls...

Spring 2013
Rise Up! Idle No More's Pam Palmater
Kaj Hasselriis
Spring 2013

When First Nations leaders and their supporters descended on Parliament Hill in January, some choosing to meet the prime minister in his office with others beating the drums of dissent outside,...

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Why Cougars Deserve Respect
Jeanie Keogh
Winter 2012

Ever since The Graduate (1963) and Harold and Maude (1971), the older woman-younger man paradigm has been a topic of cinematic curiosity. However, it wasn’t until the term...

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Domestic Problems
Sandhya Singh
Fall 2012

BY SANDHYA SINGH

“Here, in Canada, in the 21st century, we have a program that is clearly violating human rights.” So says Cecilia Diocson, executive director of the National...

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Choice Feminism
Meghan Murphy
Summer 2012

HOW OUR RALLYING CRY GOT CO-OPTED (AND WHY WE NEED TO TAKE IT BACK)
Have you noticed that a lot of conversations about female empowerment today seem to be stuck in a discourse of choice...

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Red Rock: Chinese Women Take to the Stage
Ember Swift
Spring 2012

It was only in 1986 that contemporary rock music began in China. The artist was Cui Jian, and the instruments were a mixture of Western and Eastern styles, featuring screaming electric guitars. He...