women Archive

  • By AUSTIN WELLS Despite the fact that several countries around the world, including Canada, feature a population with a female majority, perfect equality still doesn’t exist. International Women’s Day, which was on March 8, is a day that helps to spark the discussion of promoting equality. Schools around the world held events to celebrate the day, and Conestoga was one of them. The event was held in the Venue Restaurant on Doon campus. It featured...

    International Women’s Day celebrated

    By AUSTIN WELLS Despite the fact that several countries around the world, including Canada, feature a population with a female majority, perfect equality still doesn’t exist. International Women’s Day, which was on March 8, is a day that helps to spark the discussion of promoting equality. Schools around the world held events to celebrate the day, and Conestoga was one of them. The event was held in the Venue Restaurant on Doon campus. It featured...

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  •   By JOSH PEDERSON Aboriginal women are three times more likely to live in impoverished conditions, three times more likely to have inadequate housing and are three times more likely to be victims of violence. These staggering facts are ones that must not be tolerated. The government has done little to remedy the problem and unless action is taken by Canadians, the cry for help will continue to echo down the corridor of forgottenness, unheard...

    Honouring Aboriginal victims

      By JOSH PEDERSON Aboriginal women are three times more likely to live in impoverished conditions, three times more likely to have inadequate housing and are three times more likely to be victims of violence. These staggering facts are ones that must not be tolerated. The government has done little to remedy the problem and unless action is taken by Canadians, the cry for help will continue to echo down the corridor of forgottenness, unheard...

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  • BY ANDREW BENNEY Women across the country will soon have another choice in terms of abortion, with the long-expected arrival of an abortion pill.. This new non-surgical option for Canadian women, which has been delayed since November, comes in the form of the pill, Mifegymiso, which was approved by Health Canada in July 2015. The exact date of the release is still unknown, but the Canadian distribution company responsible for the drug, Celopharma Inc., said...

    New abortion pill a great option

    BY ANDREW BENNEY Women across the country will soon have another choice in terms of abortion, with the long-expected arrival of an abortion pill.. This new non-surgical option for Canadian women, which has been delayed since November, comes in the form of the pill, Mifegymiso, which was approved by Health Canada in July 2015. The exact date of the release is still unknown, but the Canadian distribution company responsible for the drug, Celopharma Inc., said...

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  • BY JOY STRUTHERS Somber voices filled The Boathouse as Guelph residents gathered for a vigil in memory of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls Oct. 4. This Sisters in Spirit vigil was one of many held across Canada on this day. A small group of local drummers stood behind the building by the river and participated in a smudging ceremony to cleanse and bless. Organizers Kelly Grace and Jessica St. Peter from Guelph-Wellington...

    Aboriginal women remembered in Guelph

    BY JOY STRUTHERS Somber voices filled The Boathouse as Guelph residents gathered for a vigil in memory of Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls Oct. 4. This Sisters in Spirit vigil was one of many held across Canada on this day. A small group of local drummers stood behind the building by the river and participated in a smudging ceremony to cleanse and bless. Organizers Kelly Grace and Jessica St. Peter from Guelph-Wellington...

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  • BY SARA SASILA A certain F word has been around for years, yet, in today’s world it is a word that makes some people cringe. Feminism. We will never really understand why people are so against feminism – what is so wrong about fighting for equality? Some would argue that feminism in today’s society is far different than it was years ago. What once meant “a group fighting for equality” now means “an anti-male group...

    Feminism not just a fight for women

    BY SARA SASILA A certain F word has been around for years, yet, in today’s world it is a word that makes some people cringe. Feminism. We will never really understand why people are so against feminism – what is so wrong about fighting for equality? Some would argue that feminism in today’s society is far different than it was years ago. What once meant “a group fighting for equality” now means “an anti-male group...

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  • BY CODY MUDGE Where have all the girls gone? For an industry born out of a relatively progressive age and whose products have nearly universal appeal, gaming has a serious problem with attracting women to the burgeoning field. Gaming has become an incredibly robust entertainment industry with economic clout rivalling and even surpassing the movie and music industries in many countries. And the field has been growing steadily, especially here in Canada, where employment in...

    Women, gaming needs you

    BY CODY MUDGE Where have all the girls gone? For an industry born out of a relatively progressive age and whose products have nearly universal appeal, gaming has a serious problem with attracting women to the burgeoning field. Gaming has become an incredibly robust entertainment industry with economic clout rivalling and even surpassing the movie and music industries in many countries. And the field has been growing steadily, especially here in Canada, where employment in...

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