feminism

A paper for people on the fringes: Meet the Emily, UVic’s feminist newspaper from the 1980s

The Emily often printed art, poetry, reviews, lists of community resources, highlights from moments in history, and pieces on topical issues through a feminist, gender-focused lens. Some, like “The Emily’s…

Despite moving towards gender equality, look how far we haven’t come

"Waves of feminism have brought Canadian women the vote, legal personhood, and progressive consent law, but as X-Site’s disturbing “Greta” decal demonstrates, misogyny is still latent."

Campus club helping female students in male-dominated STEM fields

In March of 2017, two former UVic science students, decided to create an on-campus group to help assist female students pursuing a STEM degree after seeing gender inequalities in the…

Censorship hinders social change

It’s no surprise that Canada doesn’t make a habit of banning or burning books. Although it feels foreign to think about the suppression of free expression, it happens here too.

Celebrating GRL PWR at the Fringe Festival

GRL PWR, short for girl power, is a musical celebration of the best of girl groups and how they present feminism to their audience. This Fringe Festival is nostalgic, educational,…

Multilingual Yukon jazz artist coming to Victoria this weekend

Feminism, self-reflection at the heart of Fawn Fritzen’s music Feminism, introspection, and jazz — all elements intrinsic to the music of Fawn Fritzen, an artist from Whitehorse, Yukon making her…

It’s time to legalize prostitution in Canada

Thanks in part to Rudyard Kipling, who spoke of it in one of his Indian Tales, we all know that prostitution is the world’s oldest profession. However, despite sex work’s…

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…

Does liking rap make me a bad feminist?

My name is Jess, and I am a feminist who loves rap. “Hi, Jess,” the group of feminists say back with disdain, clutching their copies of Gloria Steinem’s A Book…