gender equality



Negative stereotypes still shroud “feminism”

In January, Manitoba celebrated the 100-year anniversary of becoming the first province to extend the franchise to women. In light of such a milestone in Manitoban history, it is worthwhile to reflect on how far women have come in terms of equality.

There are arguments to be made on both sides of the debate. On one hand, it has been shown time and time again that there is a gender wage gap. According to a UN report, women employed in the same profession, and with the same experience, make 24 per cent less than what men make.


More on the STEM gender gap

In early November, I wrote an editorial about the gender gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. The article was met with polarizing opinions concerning what I had written: some people really agreed with me and some people did not.

I think the only thing I really regret about that editorial is the last statement I made, which comes off as flippant and shouldn’t have been included. However, I do not back away from my initial statement about gender-focused initiatives.


The glass ceiling

It’s been over twenty years since the term “glass ceiling” entered into the mainstream psyche. Originally, it was meant to be a metaphor for the…


What you need to know

Feminism Some people think that feminism means that women want to be equal to men. I don’t. Why would I want to be equal to…


Same job, different pay?

I expect to earn equal pay for performing the same job as my male counterpart. I don’t think that’s an unfair request, do you? In…


Meet the FAQ Collective

The FAQ Collective, consisting of Mylène Gamache, Jen Portillo, Tara Lambert, Raelene Foisey, Ryn Broz and Nadine Boulay, have worked together arduously to publish the…


Existence

Compulsory heterosexuality is an interesting concept if you really look at it — whatever side you’re on. A common question is “what side of the…


RebELLEing in Winnipeg

Who said feminism is dead? With all of the controversy and challenges that women-centred organizing and advocacy groups have faced, they are as strong and…