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Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo Features 

Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo

Throughout history, women banded together and fought for their societies’ rights in countless human rights crises, like the Algerian resistance, Iranian women (Woman, Life, Freedom), Black women and the civil rights struggle in the United States, and so did women across Latin America. Early in the 1970s, crimes against humanity were committed in South America under the pretext of a “National Reorganization Process,” attributable to state terrorism. A grassroots human rights organization called the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo has fought and is still fighting against the oppression and…

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Women’s Place in Society throughout Western History: A Timeline Features 

Women’s Place in Society throughout Western History: A Timeline

Today, men and women have (almost) equal rights in most developed countries. However, progress is urgently needed for female minorities, as well as for women living in developing countries. Nonetheless, one thing is certain: thousands of women’s rights activists are to thank for the progress made up until this point.   Although I disagree with Hegel on most things, he was right about one thing: progress is always imperfect. There have been moments in history where women have had a lot of power and respect, followed by eras of severe…

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A Great Woman: Mother Teresa Features Vanier Alumni 

A Great Woman: Mother Teresa

March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day, when the great women of our times, as well as their contribution to society are remembered. March 8 has been celebrated by the United Nations since 1975. In some parts of the world, protests are organised on that day, and in other parts of the world, womanhood is acclaimed. Among many great and important women, Mother Teresa (1910-1997) was one of the most charitable and inspirational women to be remembered. As a Roman Catholic nun, Mother Teresa, also…

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The Life and Legacy of Maya Angelou Features 

The Life and Legacy of Maya Angelou

Warning: There is a mention of sexual assault in this article.    “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy”.  This is one of the many great quotes of the writer, actress, dancer, and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou.  You might know her from your English classes through the poem “Still I Rise”(1978), which tells the tale of a person who shall not be beaten down or silenced in the face of injustice and discrimination.  As you are about to find out, this poem…

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The Role of Marxist-Feminism in International Women’s Day  Features 

The Role of Marxist-Feminism in International Women’s Day 

In honour of International Women’s Day, I had the misfortune of coming across a Wall Street Journal article whose heading was: “The March 8 commemoration has Communist roots, but capitalism by far has done more for gender equality”. This sentence alone has so many errors, I must break it down.   International Women’s Day only became an official holiday in 1975 but was fought for all over the world since the early 1900s.    Between 1909 and 1913, National Women’s Day was celebrated in the United States every February 18th….

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Radical Reviews: Rosa Luxemburg’s “Reform or Revolution” Voices 

Radical Reviews: Rosa Luxemburg’s “Reform or Revolution”

A Letter to the Democratic Socialist   Dear democratic socialist, There is no doubt your popularity has helped to spread the Left’s project. Skepticism towards capitalism and an openness to socialism has increased since your patron saint, Bernard Sanders, came to our attention. It is tempting, under the sway of your philosophy, to believe we only need some tweaks to capitalism until we can fully declare the end of history. I cannot dispute that higher tax rates, free university and healthcare signify true progress. Yet, you believe the problems that…

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Ellen DeGeneres Visits Montreal for a Q & A Session Vanier Alumni 

Ellen DeGeneres Visits Montreal for a Q & A Session

On Friday March 1st, Ellen Degeneres came to the Bell Center in Downtown Montreal to meet her fans and answer questions about her life and career. Weeks before the event, CTV asked Ellen’s fans to send a video of them dancing for a chance to win free tickets for her event titled “A Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres”. Only a few people were supposed to win, but Ellen asked that everyone who sent a video win a ticket, and they did. Virgin Radio Montreal also gave front row tickets to winners…

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The Origins of Women’s Studies at Vanier Campus 

The Origins of Women’s Studies at Vanier

2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Women’s Studies program (now Women’s and Gender Studies). Vanier College was the first post-secondary educational institution to doctor such a program in Quebec. Its creation is owed to the hard work of Vanier’s faculty members. Maggie Kathwaroon who is the current coordinator of the program, explained the benefits of the major. “[the classes and events give] the opportunity to talk about how society views masculine and feminine, male and female, and its impact on how safe we feel” said Maggie….

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