Special Issue

Women and Austerity: Your Economic Policy is Gendered

Women are more likely to have part-time jobs, work in the social sector and be single parents.

  • Israel and LGTBQ Rights

    Why Israel Provides a Model for LGTBQ Rights Other Nations Should Follow

    While there is certainly much debate and controversy on the subject of Israel, the fact that it is a country with a remarkably progressive record on the subject of LGBTQ rights needs to be recognized.

  • BDSM: Beyond Those Exciting Chains and Whips

    It’s Not Just Men Like Christian Grey Who Find Acceptance in Submission

    At the grassroots of BDSM, I have found male domination to be far less of a reality than the untrained eye may observe.

  • A Second Assault

    Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Violence

    For many women that have been sexually assaulted, getting a conviction for their rape is a process so lengthy and excruciating that it almost amounts to a second trauma. This may explain why the large majority of them decide to remain silent: more than 91 per cent of them, according to Statistics Canada.

  • Legislating the Human Body

    Centre for Gender Advocacy Contests Backwards Regulation on Changing Gender Marker

    “If you want to have your gender marker changed, you’ll have to have your penis cut off.”

  • Women and AA Don’t Mix

    As Alcoholism in Women Becomes More Visible, Targeted Solutions Are Needed

    The entry of women into the workforce, women’s suffrage, the feminism of the ‘60s and ‘70s—all this progress has changed the cultural landscape of North America, and as such changed the cultural norms surrounding alcohol.

  • Blame It on the A-A-A-Alcohol

    Looking at the Gendered Dimensions of Alcohol Advertising

    Although it appears that alcohol advertisers have kept the same form over decades, the simplistic nature of the messages keeps the ads memorable.

  • Finding Solidarity with Pen and Paper

    Montreal Initiative Brings LGBTQ Community, Free or Otherwise, Together

    A correspondence program for queer inmates is breaking down barriers of isolation, one letter at a time.

  • Public (Non) Exposure

    Why Female Athletes Aren’t As Popular As They Should Be

    Hockey superstar Hayley Wickenheiser is known for her ability to skate up the ice and put the puck in the net. Soccer star Christine Sinclair grabs the attention of soccer fans with her speed on the field. These female athletes are household names to some sports fans, but they’re often overlooked by the majority of them.

  • Sex Ed Reform to Challenge Social Norms

    Can Quebec be as Bold as Ontario in Remaking its Sex Ed Curriculum?

    If striving to improve society makes a politician bold, then Quebec’s national assembly embodies mildness when it comes to education.

  • But What if I Don’t Like Undemocratic EU-Imposed Austerity?

    Anti-austerity Protests Unite Oppressed Majorities Throughout Europe

    Sadly, Europe is perhaps the most divided it ever has been since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The EU’s solution is largely more federalism and softly reforms at a time when many countries, including Greece, need radical change.