It’s not a stretch to say that the developed world is in a series of cultural moments regarding sexual violence. The #MeToo movement has now made global waves, with iterations touching down in Japan, Sweden, China, and India, each...
I just got word from the editors that they want me to write about the whole experience of being a mature student at Trent University. You bet! Things have definitely changed since this 54-year-old proto-geriatric late-cohort Baby Boomer first...
Earlier this semester Trent Oxfam and the Centre for Gender and Social Justice co-hosted a panel discussion about contemporary HIV narratives, featuring Ariel O’Neil, the women’s health coordinator at PARN; and David Macmillan, a freelance sexual health educator from...
Trent University is offering a brand new service for students by students. At Peer Support, we provide a drop-in space for students to hang out. There is an option to have a one-on-one conversation in a quiet room with a...
When asked to write a feature for the Arthur’s women’s issue, I was instinctively drawn to doing a piece based on my own experiences. As a young magazine editor, I had initially thought to write about the challenges of...
Do you know what it’s like to view yourself as a sum of parts? A sum of parts seen worthy, only when occupying the mind of another with desire. We fight for the rights over our bodies, while fighting to be seen as...
Lindsay Yates is a fourth-year Gender and Women's Studies and Media Studies undergraduate student. She is the Ethical Standards Commissioner for the Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. With International Women's Day 2018 upon us,...
I am tired. I am tired of this need to compare. This is something that no one talks about in Church. There is this pressure to be a “Perfect Church Girl” (PCG, if you like). Someone who has the...
I always find myself feeling like more of an imposter than usual during Black History Month. As if I’m being watched day in and day out to see if I’m making the most of this month dedicated to an...
Arthur attended last week’s Trent African & Caribbean Student Union event, TACSU Talks. It was titled What is Black? The speakers Suzanna Lam and Achol Moses’s inspiration for the topic came from how often “we see Black History Month...