Reparations To Indigenous Peoples Are Critical

“Reparations to Indigenous Peoples are critical after Pope’s apology for residential schools” by Catherine Richardson, Concordia University Many people are contemplating Pope Francis’s recent apology for residential schools in Canada during his visit to Alberta, as well as his statements from Québec City and Iqaluit. In the aftermath of historical atrocities, apologies can offer a sense … Read More

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Women’s NGOs Are Changing The World

“Women’s NGOs are changing the world – and not getting credit for it” by Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Western University and Dr. Kate Grantham, McGill University In contemporary global development circles, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are now performing many more roles and activities than they did a few decades ago. NGOs work with governments, community groups and the … Read More

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First Move: Does It Really Empower Women?

“Does it really empower women to expect them to make the first move?” by Riki Thompson, University of Washington Heterosexual dating conventions have long held that men make the first move: first to flirt, first to ask out on a date, first to propose. What if the roles were reversed? That’s what one dating app, Bumble, … Read More

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Stop Telling Girls To Smile

“Stop telling girls to smile — it pressures them to accept the unjust status quo” by Natalie Coulter, York University, Canada Girls are constantly told to smile, from T-shirts sold in stores that say “everyone loves a happy girl” to the catcallers telling young women to smile when they walk down the street. Audrey Hepburn once … Read More

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Brazilian Butt Lifts Are The Deadliest of All

“Brazilian butt lifts are the deadliest of all aesthetic procedures – the risks explained” by Jim Frame, Anglia Ruskin University The desire for a larger bottom is becoming more popular, with the number of so-called Brazilian butt lifts more than doubling in the last five years. However, a recent high-profile case involving a doctor in Miami … Read More

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Are You In A Toxic Relationship?

We often think that toxic relationships occur only in intimate relationships but that really is not accurate. Toxicity can arise among friends, parent-child, co-workers, and even mere acquaintances. Our tendency is to “blame” the other, whoever that may be, for the poisonous nature or for injecting the toxin into the relationship. The Looks of a … Read More

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Eight Ways You Can Help Women’s Rights

“Eight ways you can help women’s rights” by Jane Arscott, Athabasca University International Women’s Day 2018 marks a pivotal moment for women’s rights, according to the United Nation’s Secretary General, Antonio Guterrez. In the entertainment industry, at workplaces, on social media, and in the streets, women demand an end to oppression and discrimination and zero tolerance … Read More

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5 Ways To Deal With Burnout At Work

“5 ways to deal with burnout at work” by Claudine Mangen, Concordia University Work has become an around-the-clock activity, courtesy of the pandemic and technology that makes us reachable anytime, anywhere. Throw in expectations to deliver fast and create faster and it becomes hard to take a step back. Not surprisingly, many of us are feeling … Read More

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