Tagged Feminism

Protests support powerful collective voices

By Tessie Ward, February 14 2017 — On Jan. 21, the largest simultaneous protest in the history of the United States — the Women’s March on Washington — took place in various cities across the U.S. and around the world. The protest numbers were estimated to be between 3.6 and 4.6 million worldwide. And it…

Anti-choice feminism isn’t feminism at all

By Isobel Chiang, January 31 2017 — The Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21 was many things at once — a march for equality, an antidote to bigotry and an outpouring of collective grief. But for some, the march felt like an exclusive club they did not belong to. Or so Texas anti-choice group…

An estimated 4,000 take to downtown Calgary for Women’s March

By Melanie Woods, January 21 2016 — Chants of “women’s rights are human rights” echoed across downtown Calgary as an estimated 4,000 people gathered in support of the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. Bearing signs with slogans ranging from “I’m with her” to “this pussy is not up for grabs,” Calgary marchers gathered…

Women’s bodies don’t belong in advertising

By Jesse Stilwell, November 29 2016 — Everyone knows that sex sells. For a long time, that has meant sexualized portrayals of thin white women. Women’s bodies are objectified in countless marketing campaigns to generate massive profits. But people have been calling out these corporations for objectifying women and this has pushed companies to change…

Girls need more STEM role models

Simran Kaler, March 1, 2016 — The lack of women in science, technology, engineering and math subjects is an ongoing problem. Women are discouraged from pursuing STEM fields, facing problems like harassment, discrimination and wage gaps. And this problem is present before university — grade 10 computer science classrooms right across the province can only…

Why don’t women run for the Students’ Union?

By Melanie Woods, March 1, 2016 — Have you seen a lot of dudes’ faces plastering the walls of campus this past week? It’s not just you — significantly more men run for leadership positions in the Students’ Union than women. In the past three years, 29 men have vied for executive positions on Students’…

Linkle a step backwards for women in gaming

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 26 2015 — Nintendo announced their newest addition to the Legend of Zelda universe last week. Linkle, the female version of, the series’ main character, was revealed as a playable character in the upcoming Zelda-spinoff game Hyrule Warriors 3DS. Introducing Linkle to the Hyrule Warriors series brings with it a slew…

Students show what feminism means to them

By Alexander Kim, November 6 2014 — The University of Calgary Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) brought back the Who Needs Feminism? campaign Wednesday, Nov. 5. Volunteers from the WRC set up a photo booth in the Taylor Family Digital Library for the first photo booth event of the year. They asked U of C community…

Theatre company takes back Halloween

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, October 30 2014 — Ditch the push-up bra and catsuit this Halloween and join feminist theatre company Urban Curvz for a night of feminist-positive shenanigans. On Oct. 31 from 7:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. at the Hillhurst United Church, Urban Curvz will host Take Back Halloween, an evening of feminist-themed fun. The Calgary…

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