Social Issues

Supporting strength in survivors

While the physical wounds may have disappeared, healing is a life-long process for domestic abuse survivors.Continue...

Surviving rape culture at Queen’s

Five years ago I came to Queen’s a closeted queer virgin. As I’m preparing to leave Queen’s, I finally have some space to reflect on the impact rape culture in this community has had on me as a queer survivor of sexual violence.Continue...

Take Back the Mic, a unique platform for artistic expression

On Thursday, coffee brewed and students chattered at the Tea Room of Beamish-Munro Hall in anticipation of Take Back the Mic - an Alt-Frosh open mic event.Continue...

Existere doesn’t compare

Existere is a theatrical treasure in Frosh Week that helps incoming students embrace the fears and excitement of coming to university — because if there’s anything High School Musical taught us, it’s that when you’re feeling frustrated and anxious, it’s nothing a little song and dance can’t fix.Continue...

Queen’s hires Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator

On May 5, Queen’s announced the hiring of its first dedicated Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator – Barbara Lotan.Continue...

Queen’s sexual assault policy has a long way to go

Queen’s initial sexual violence policy leaves much to be desired.Continue...

Social issues on canvas

Aspiring arts conservationist Mackenzie Higgins, BFA ’17, uses realistic painting to speak out about social issues that are important to her.Continue...

Support needed for abortion patients

Barriers to abortion and support for young women are still shockingly present in Kingston.Continue...

Cease fire

The debate between feminists and men’s issues groups has been extremely toxic these last two weeks.Continue...

Costume controversy

As Halloween approaches, a campaign on campus is targeting culturally insensitive costumes. Each poster shows a student holding an image of a Halloween costume that is racially or culturally offensive.Continue...