Politics

Strength in numbers is clear for Queen’s female politicians

Jessica Dahanayake (Sci ’20), AMS vice-president (Operations), sometimes second-guesses herself in her role as part of the Society’s executive. The student politician says these doubts are intertwined with concerns about how she is perceived as a woman in a political position.

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Scapegoating other countries allows us to ignore Canada's issues

As North Americans, we love to blame China for our problems.Continue...

For Canada, being the ‘nice guy’ isn’t enough

Sometimes the good guy doesn’t finish last. In the case of The New York Times ’ recent opinion piece glorifying Canada as a moral leader of the free world, this certainly rings true.Continue...

Pop culture increasingly vital in current political climate

Calling pop culture a guilty pleasure denies the validity of a diverse and powerful section of society.Continue...

The Handmaid’s Tale’s second season is a warning for white women

As Canada’s southern neighbors question their democracy , and rights seem to be little more than suggestions , Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is here to remind us that the worst is yet to come.Continue...

The relationship between sex and pop culture

Through Trump’s presidency, we’re truly learning about the way sex interacts with politics.Continue...

What the Cambridge Analytica Facebook breach means for students

It’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you – and, if you’re on Facebook, they really might be.Continue...

Parkland shooting shows power of youth political engagement

Youth political engagement is something that’s seemingly encouraged by everyone, but the past couple weeks have proven to us that politicians are willing to undermine the younger generation when they argue against their views.Continue...

The case of Colten Boushie

In light of the recent case of Colten Boushie, it’s clear that the Canadian justice system hasn’t done enough — Canada needs to stop pretending it’s a superior nation to countries like the United States.Continue...

Rose McGowan isn't the only advocate for ending sexual abuse

During her 2018 book tour, Rose McGowan’s been getting a lot of media attention due to a confrontation she had with a trans woman that was caught on camera and later circulated. During the tour, the protestor called out McGowan for not doing enough to advocate for trans women, having criticized trans women like Caitlyn Jenner in the past and arguing that trans women can’t truly understand what it’s like to be a woman.Continue...

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