Tagged women

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…

Everyone needs to chill about pubic hair

By Rachel Woodward, February 9, 2016 — It’s easy for women to feel self-conscious about their bodies. Almost every piece of advertising targeting women focuses on our looks — what we should or shouldn’t do to meet the latest beauty norms. But this advice is usually contradictory, confusing and weirdly invasive. I stumbled across a…

Women-only fitness classes at the U of C are a forward-thinking decision

By Jill Girgulis, January 21, 2016 — Universities strive to be welcoming environments for their students. While the rest of the world is sometimes hesitant to acknowledge sensitive topics like sexuality or mental health, universities are often more open. And the University of Calgary is no exception. With its decision to introduce several women-only fitness…

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