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Post-Secondary’s Sexual Assault Epidemic: The Time for Change is Now

Campus rape culture is a very real, extremely harmful problem that demands our attention. We can unite to end higher education’s sexual assault epidemic.

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Unraveling the Controversy Around (Inter)National Observances

Observances, like International Women’s Day and Black History Month, allow people to take a moment out of their days to recognize how far societies have progressed and how much further we still have to go.

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Youth exploring equity and discrimination: An introduction to our Inclusion and Anti-Racism Project

Our Inclusion and Anti-Racism project aims to increase the understanding of race, migration, and issues of belonging among Metro Vancouver youth.

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“Progressive” media is still whitewashed

There’s so much more to be done to ensure that media depictions portray diverse lived experiences.

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The Disturbing Exploitation Behind the Fashion Industry’s Glitz and Glamour

After a good hard look at the fashion industry, there may be more to consider than a price tag or label, because the dollar value and capital lettered MADE IN CHINA or MADE IN THE USA does not tell us about the countless victims and ecological footprints of the fashion industry.

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A Global Agenda: The 2016 World Day of Social Justice

Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has been assisting the world in its endeavours for greater social justice. The 2016 World Day of Social Justice presents the theme for the year–A Just Transition–and ushers in a new era following the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals.

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A reluctant encounter with Canada’s gender pay gap

I didn’t want to write this article, as I felt that writing from a male perspective added little to the conversation around a gender pay gap in Canada. But in doing research on this topic, I began to realize that not only does this issue need to be brought to the forefront more, but that it needs to be talked about in a way that doesn’t prompt response after response of denial and justification for entrenched systemic discrimination.

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Feminism vs Misogyny

When I log onto social media, I do not expect to see a safety warning surrounding the activities of yet another misogynistic group’s activities. And yet, more and more often I am greeted by a discouraging announcement that another anti-feminist, “meninist,” pro-rape, misogynistic, or otherwise repulsive group is among the news items of the day.

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Becoming an informed global citizen while having fun watching documentary films

I recently rediscovered the documentary film genre as something exciting, relevant, and engaging for people of all ages. Documentaries matter and we should all consider giving them a shot because they’re not always a snooze fest! Rather, they give us insight on global issues and often leave us feeling inspired to work together to combat injustices.

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“But This is Canada! Men and Women are Equal.” 7 Reasons to Reconsider this Statement

Students were asked to discuss whether equality between genders could ever be achieved. Immediately, people began giving examples of differences between men and women in the parts of Africa and South Asia. I raised my hand and kindly pointed out that there were plenty of instances of gender inequality much closer to home and was met with silent stares.