How the Canadian State and Liberal Feminism Often Fail to Support Racialized Feminisms

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The ideas of liberation, agency and emancipation are culturally-constructed. Thus, the feminist principles institutionalized by any state are politically informed. Does the Canadian State merely protect feminist ideals that represent western values or does it also recognize other schemes that honour and allow for other possibilities of feminism? Do liberal feminists deter or encourage other…

Self-Care – what it really means

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Every one of us – and I mean every single one of us – has heard the phrase “practice self-care” in one form or another. What comes to mind? Bath bombs? Candles? TV? Meditation? Yoga? Whatever it is, it often feels overdone and surface level – the words don’t hit deep enough anymore and seem…

The Need for Intersectionality in Anti-Oppressive Movements

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The Need for Intersectionality in Anti-Oppressive Movements matters because if we are to dismantle multiple facets of oppression, we must do so with an intersectional lens whereby a group’s experience of oppression is not prioritized over another’s but equally dealt with through holistic solutions. Anti-oppressive efforts should involve intersectionality as overlaps between the faces of oppression exist and are interlinked with people of multiple identities.

Homophobia and Heteronormativity

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Homophobia and Heteronormativity HOMOPHOBIA: the irrational fear or hatred of homosexuality. Homophobia is often rooted in an individual’s psychological makeup, where they aren’t even aware that they are homophobic. This is called internalized homophobia.  Canada is often viewed as the world leader of LGBTQ+ rights, however a 2019 report from Ryerson University found a total of 263…