Special Issue

  • Women and Austerity: Your Economic Policy is Gendered

    Women are more likely to have part-time jobs, work in the social sector and be single parents.

  • A Second Assault

    Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Violence

    For many women that have been sexually assaulted, getting a conviction for their rape is a process so lengthy and excruciating that it almost amounts to a second trauma. This may explain why the large majority of them decide to remain silent: more than 91 per cent of them, according to Statistics Canada.

  • Legislating the Human Body

    Centre for Gender Advocacy Contests Backwards Regulation on Changing Gender Marker

    “If you want to have your gender marker changed, you’ll have to have your penis cut off.”

  • Women and AA Don’t Mix

    As Alcoholism in Women Becomes More Visible, Targeted Solutions Are Needed

    The entry of women into the workforce, women’s suffrage, the feminism of the ‘60s and ‘70s—all this progress has changed the cultural landscape of North America, and as such changed the cultural norms surrounding alcohol.

  • Public (Non) Exposure

    Why Female Athletes Aren’t As Popular As They Should Be

    Hockey superstar Hayley Wickenheiser is known for her ability to skate up the ice and put the puck in the net. Soccer star Christine Sinclair grabs the attention of soccer fans with her speed on the field. These female athletes are household names to some sports fans, but they’re often overlooked by the majority of them.

  • Sex Ed Reform to Challenge Social Norms

    Can Quebec be as Bold as Ontario in Remaking its Sex Ed Curriculum?

    If striving to improve society makes a politician bold, then Quebec’s national assembly embodies mildness when it comes to education.

  • But What if I Don’t Like Undemocratic EU-Imposed Austerity?

    Anti-austerity Protests Unite Oppressed Majorities Throughout Europe

    Sadly, Europe is perhaps the most divided it ever has been since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The EU’s solution is largely more federalism and softly reforms at a time when many countries, including Greece, need radical change.

  • Finding Home in Foreign Lands

    The New Reality Greek Students Face, According to One Studying in Montreal

    A graduate student reconciles the realities of living and studying in Greece with her experience at Concordia.

  • Austerity in Britain

    The Disadvantaged Hit Hardest: Bankers Unscathed

    Dismantling the welfare state has often been justified on the classical Victorian distinction between the “deserving” and “undeserving” poor, the modern “shirkers” and the “strivers.” An example of “divide and rule” at its most crude and blatant.

  • A Short History of the Egyptian Youth Movement

    One of the world’s oldest civilizations, Egypt has surprised the world once again with all the events that have been taking place for the past few years in this Afro-Asiatic transcontinental country.