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Pill Side Effects Hard to Swallow
Brittany Shoot
Winter 2014

When the first generation of birth control pills was approved for sale in 1960, “the pill,” as it came to be known, was heralded as a great liberator. At long last women could reliably...

Manniquins and Women
Why Mannequins Must Reflect Us
Sharon Haywood
Fall 2013

Triggering women’s insecurity by selling us unattainable beauty has been the golden rule for the fashion industry, but common sense begs the question: Wouldn’t sales naturally increase...

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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,...

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


“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...