Posts By: Natasha Simpson

What is feminist porn?

Despite being a feminist, I have no idea how to define feminist porn. Is it romance-novel sex? Is it women in leather with strap-ons? Can porn even be feminist? Porn is filmed for men, right? Wrong. Sort of. Many women watch porn, but a brief scan of Pornhub’s “popular with women” section shows why people… Read more »

Women’s March Victoria back for round three

Hundreds showed up to support intersectional feminism with a focus on Indigenous women’s rights Sunshine broke through the rain clouds on Saturday, Jan. 19, as a crowd gathered on the Legislative precinct for the third annual Women’s March. The procession was led by Indigenous women, transgender women, and other members of the LGBTQ2+ community. Although… Read more »

The slow death of the duct tape military

The Canadian Armed Forces have become second hand and second rate. Here’s why you should care. In 1918, Canadian units were some of the British Expeditionary Force’s most effective fighters, with reputations as elite sharpshooters, night raiders, and shock troops.    In 1945, Canada boasted the world’s third largest navy, fourth largest air force, and… Read more »

We need more than just a hashtag

On Oct. 15, 2017, a tweet changed the world. “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem,” wrote Alyssa Milano, an American actress. The resulting #MeToo movement tore back the curtain on the sexualized… Read more »

Legal drugs can solve a litany of problems

(Like fighting the Taliban, curbing money laundering, reducing addiction rates, and ending the opioid crisis) On Oct. 17 Canada became the first G7 country, and the second country worldwide, to fully legalize recreational cannabis. This means that of the 4.2 million Canadians who use cannabis, those who use it recreationally are no longer criminals.  … Read more »

The army reserves want YOU!

(And you might want them, too) Master Corporals Owen Seginson and Brendan Morton of 39 Service Battalion arrived outside the Student Union Building on Sept. 28 with a Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) and their recruitment faces on. Their goal: to inform students about the opportunities available to them in the Canadian Army Reserve Force…. Read more »

100 years of Remembrance

Honouring Remembrance Day in Victoria a century after the 1918 armistice One hundred years ago, in a train car in the Forest of Compiègne, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the armistice was signed that ended the First World War. First observed by the British Commonwealth as… Read more »

Abortion: everyone’s right and nobody’s business

A response to the YPY demonstration For the second time in only a few months, University of Victoria students are protesting anti-abortion demonstrations on the university campus. Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), a student group whose tagline is “Defending the Dignity of all Human Life,” is once again calling for limitations on access to abortion by… Read more »