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Flashback: Charlie’s Angels

When it came to solving crime on television, male-led shows like The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and I Spy dominated espionage and crime entertainment throughout the 1960s. Although women did have some important roles, they were mainly featured alongside men. Just over 40 years ago, on Sept. 22, 1976, Charlie’s Angels premiered. Its leads were three female heroines, portrayed… Keep Reading

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Instagram, politics, and the fashion of feminism

Contemporary artists have long been at the forefront of social and aesthetic change. Art, fashion, music, film, dance, and intersections across all genres have become even more of a melting pot of influence through the ease of connection over social media. The new wave of socio-cultural activism that spans art, fashion, and music is greatly… Keep Reading

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Gendered policies must avoid crossing line into paternalism

Part of working towards true gender equality, whatever that looks like, is creating policies to help dismantle institutional practices that give men an advantage over women. This can be a controversial and contentious process, but is necessary in eliminating subconscious, institutionalized sexism. The challenge, however, is that in working towards gender equality, society cannot just… Keep Reading

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Campus Spotlight: F WORD

McGill is known for its diverse landscape of political and social activism. On Thursday, Oct. 6, the feminist publication collective F WORD, a prominent player in the cultivation of such discourse, held a launch party to celebrate the release of the fourth volume of their zine. The party hosted over 200 people at TR-H Bar—a… Keep Reading

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Criticizing white feminism for the sake of progress

Since the emergence of third-wave feminism in the ’90’s, feminist theory has become increasingly diversified into new categories, such as black feminism, liberal feminism, and radical feminism. But as different varieties of feminism emerge and intersect with other social issues such as race, sexuality, and class, the blanket term “feminism” has become increasingly obsolete. This… Keep Reading

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Embracing feminism in Hollywood: Jennifer Lawrence and the A-list wage gap don’t have to be unrelateable

When Jennifer Lawrence wrote her open letter against the wage gap, she added in one particular clarification about her position as a “working women” in the hollywood paygrade. “I can safely say my problems aren’t exactly relatable [….] I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I… Keep Reading

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Roxane Gay discusses identity, criticism, and feminism

Roxane Gay, professor, editor, and author of Bad Feminist, spoke this Thursday in a public conversation with McGill PhD candidate Rachel Zellars. The two engaged in dialogue on subjects such as Gay’s Haitian-American identity, her responses to criticism, and how they have impacted her experience and viewpoints as a feminist writer.  Zellars began by referencing… Keep Reading

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Off the board: Broadening the feminist scope – In defence of Lana Del Rey

In a now-famous interview with Fader Magazine, Lana Del Rey was quoted saying, “For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept,” and that she is “more interested in intergalactic explorations.” This resulted in backlash, harsh criticisms, and a firm ‘anti-feminist’ label on her and her subsequent album, Ultraviolence. At first, it’s… Keep Reading

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