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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.

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Why I Love Frozen

There’s still work to be done… but overall, Frozen has done something noteworthy and is a remarkable movie of the Disney princess genre that deals with the traditional constricting stereotypes and assumptions of women.

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How is Environmental Justice an Act of Radical Self Love?

Environmentalism, justice, and body positivity are rarely linked, but I think they should be. Due to systemic and environmental factors, many people have a much more difficult time pursuing well-being and self-care than others. Environmental justice seeks to highlight and halt the unequal distribution of the burden of pollution and environmental degradation, while also empowering all communities to have a meaningful say in environmental policy, implementation and enforcement.

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What Real-Life Barbie Reveals About Us

Valeria’s blatant honesty about her motivation behind her look points out a saddening truth in our society – girls have more of a voice because of the way they look. Isn’t it silly that we are more willing to listen to a message because of the appearance of the person delivering it?

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Beauty Ideals and Body Image in a Multicultural-Multifaith Society

We are surrounded and bombarded by media of all kinds every day, so it is essential that we empower ourselves to consume media critically and intelligently.

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Most Inspirational Film of 2013: Tough Guise 2

I am sure you are aware of the major film categories at the Oscars, so now imagine the Oscar ceremonies if there were a category for “most inspirational” film. I’d like to think this might one day become a reality, so for that reason I am going to offer my selection of the most inspirational film of 2013.

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Back in Action with the Youth of 2013

There are millions of youth who often go unrecognised for their day-to-day hard work and kind acts towards making this world more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. To reflect upon the year, I have selected a few kick-butt stories that stood out for me in 2013.

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The Frosh Rape Chants are (Unfortunately) Simply Symptoms of the Broader Culture

When you tell us the content doesn't matter I know it's because we've become so inured to sex and violence portrayed in our media culture and played 24/7 on cable news. Have you ever thought welcoming new students like this normalizes rape culture? And that this has actual consequences? Consequences that continue the fatal cycle of people believing that it's normal to violently take advantage of someone.

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Equality vs. Equity

In order to achieve true equality, we must reflect on the adjustments that must be made to suit each individual to the best of our abilities and reach a state of equity, where true fairness is shown.

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Callout for Youth Facilitators!

Apply today! CYH is recruiting youth facilitators for the third year of the Youth and Gender Media Project. Selected youth will participate in a training and mentorship program and lead workshops in schools around the Lower Mainland and BC.