Opinions

Pandemic Partisan Divide

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The Western world’s reaction to war on Ukraine reveals deep hypocrisy

Before I write this, I want to clarify, I mean no disrespect to the Ukrainian people living in fear and who are suffering. What I hope to accomplish is to…
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‘Freedom Convoy 2022’: a show of disrespect and hypocrisy

For several weeks, there have been gatherings across ‘Canada’ of those who believe they are members of a ‘Freedom Convoy.’
Marvel heroes, graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

True diversity in Marvel movies is lacking

Marvel has missed the mark in achieving true racial diversity. They have made some progress towards greater representation of racialized groups, but still lack in diversifying the main popular characters…
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Take a moment of reflection before you speak

I have been in the Indigenous Studies (IS) program at UVic for over three and a half years. It is almost perfect. The faculty is amazing, the content is informative…

To be aromantic in a decidedly romantic world

You see, I’m something called 'aromantic.' Haven’t heard of it? Few people have. It’s exactly what it sounds like, though; I simply don’t experience romantic attraction. Don’t get me wrong,…
A white flower, photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Why the portrayal of virginity in the media is harmful

In the popular TV show Jane the Virgin, the opening scene involves the young protagonist Jane learning about female purity from her grandmother. Jane’s grandmother shows her a beautiful flower…

It’s okay to be gender apathetic

When it comes to gender identity, words matter. Often, preventing acts of discrimination starts with learning these words. The right words can signify respect, recognition, and affirmation, while the wrong…

Non-binary reflections on a society that “doesn’t get it”

From straight-up insults to seemingly inconspicuous glances to totally inappropriate questions, a lot of the problems that non-binary folks face come from lack of exposure and education. Much like with…