sexism

Darts and laurels 2014-15

Darts and laurels 2014-15Continue...

Mental health goes beyond academic stress

Everyone has mental health. It’s something that’s been repeated countless times by mental health support groups on campus.Continue...

What’s in a word?

I’ve been called pretty much every name in the book, but the only thing that ever really got to me was being called a misogynist.Continue...

Sandberg wrong to outlaw bossy

Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign to ban the word bossy is a somewhat flawed attempt to undermine a real sexist double standard.Continue...

Wente is wrong, wrecks and rankles

Margaret Wente’s recent column about alcohol and sexual assault had its reasonable moments, but unfortunately, these were overshadowed by the column’s many flaws.Continue...

Unextraordinary league, indeed

A female Queen’s student was recently rejected from joining the League of Unextraordinary Gentlemen (LUG), a Kingston hockey league run by former Queen’s students, but not associated with the University.Continue...

Sign starts debate on campus sexism

The sign that hung from a house in the Student Ghetto during frosh week which read “Dads: Winter isn’t the only thing coming” was undoubtedly misogynistic and therefore inappropriate. The fact that a group of people thought it would be acceptable to display the sign proves we have a long way to go as a university when it comes to gender and sex.Continue...

We need to start taking gendered micro-aggressions seriously

By now, it should be common knowledge that rape and misogynist culture lives on a spectrum not only including the worst, most violent actions, but micro-aggressions as well.Continue...

Taylor Swift is mad, and we should at least respect that anger

Last week, Taylor Swift called out the Netflix series Ginny & Georgia for making a sexist joke at her expense. Unsurprisingly, Swift’s criticism spurred a divisive response online. Some are interpreting it as a #girlboss moment, applauding Swift for her candour. Others think she can’t take a joke.Continue...

Calling girls 'basic' isn't harmless—it's sexist

In the late 2000s, the term 'basic' rose to popularity to describe girls who wore Lululemon leggings, drank pumpkin spice lattes, and religiously listened to Taylor Swift. Since then, ‘basic’ girls have evolved from Ugg boots to white Air Forces, but the sexist disapproval they receive remains.Continue...

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