Opinion

Stop rape culture before it starts

Stop rape culture before it starts

  By Nicole Skripkariuk It was the chant that echoed across Canada: “SMU boys, we like them young. Y is for your sister. O is for oh so tight. U is for underage. N is for no consent. G is for grab that ass.” Coined the “rape chant” for its glorification of sexual assault, the cheer showed up during frosh […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Opinion

Singing the last-place blues

Ryerson has certainly hogged its share of the public spotlight this month. It’s only the third week of the term and we’ve already weathered a whirlwind of big-ticket press councils, celebrity-studded film festivals, and homeless neon signs. As the TIFF lineups empty and the books slam shut on the Sam The Record Man debacle, it’s as good a time as […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial, Opinion
Editorial Cartoon: September 11, 2013

Editorial Cartoon: September 11, 2013

  By Mitchell Cohen and Josh Kolm

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion

Speak up about sexual violence

This September marks the one-year anniversary of Ryerson’s Security Watch initiative, which informs all students, staff and recent graduates by email whenever a violent incident is reported on campus. Having our inboxes filled with reports of assaults, robberies and sexual harassment doesn’t exactly bolster our back-to-school spirits. But the actions of a group of Canadian students last week remind us […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial, Opinion
Marriage isn’t just a numbers game

Marriage isn’t just a numbers game

A diamond ring, a white dress and a graduate degree are all at the top of my wish list—but not in that order. Like many young Canadian women, I’ve decided to get an education before I get hitched, and according to economist Marina Adshade, my dreams are ruining the marriage prospects of women who don’t go to university. Last week, […]

by Lee Marshall· · Opinion
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