When it comes to media and pop culture, girls are experts. As the target of most media messages, young women are uniquely positioned to understand and criticize the popular culture they are so much a part of.
Why International Women’s Day Should Be 365 Days a Year
Every year, March 8 is supposed to break open a day for women. For 24 hours, the word “women” carries more weight, women’s voices sound a little louder and their presence isn’t only felt—it’s demanded.
The Link ’s Annual Women’s Issue
What comes to mind when you think about “women,” “women’s issues” and feminine space?
What images come to mind when one thinks of “women?” How does one create a visual theme for a decidedly feminist issue that is both graphically pleasing while expressing the essence of women?
War Veteran Draws Comparisons Between The Soviet Union and Canada
Nikolai Lanine’s interview in full.
Canada’s Longest War
This special issue of The Link was meant to take a look at the war in Afghanistan as it drew to a close in June 2011. Things didn’t work out as we planned.
What is the cost of our “just” war?
We can’t possibly leave, we’re told.
In 2008, a government report said that leaving Afghanistan would cause “more harm than good,” a claim recently backed-up by Liberal MP Bob Rae. We put up with it because it is the more honorable war in the Middle East, and we were justified in joining this war just as we were justified in staying out of Iraq.
The Afghani Women’s Centre of Montreal Helps New Canadians Settle In
When the invasion of Afghanistan began in late 2001, there were two images repeatedly shown to the public to explain why war was necessary—planes crashing into the World Trade Centre and women forced to wear burqas, an oppressive black mark on the progress of feminism worldwide. It was taken as a given that all Afghani women were subjugated to men, lost in a culture that made them victims.
Photojournalist Examines the Real Costs of Afghanistan and Iraq
For most of the families that lose a loved one to war, one of the only physical memories that remains is an empty bedroom. In that space, these people were not just soldiers; they were brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. Thousands of miles from where they died, the fallen left behind a monument to the lives they lived and the people they were.
Despite ‘Overwhelming’ Corruption in Afghanistan, Canada Fights On
The true scale of Afghanistan’s corruption only became obvious in December when cables released by WikiLeaks depicted a state rotten to its very core, festering with bribery, extortion and embezzlement at every level of government.