Post Tagged with: "feminism"

A lot of people believe that feminism is only for women, but it's also for men. (Ryersonian Archive)

What does feminism mean?

Feminism’s a word that a vast majority of people don’t fully understand. Until recently, I didn’t completely understand it either. This is partly because in the media, most movies and TV shows never give a definition. Equality shown in media In the TV shows and movies that I watched growing up, most of the characters I saw were shown in […]

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Feminism in theatre

There is now an all-womyn theatre company in Toronto. HERstory Counts is a theatre company that produces plays, which are written and performed by diverse female-identified womyn. Female-identified means any person who identifies themselves as a womyn. Why it’s important Jennifer Neales, the founder of HERstory Counts says, this company is not only important, it’s necessary. “HERstory Counts became the necessary […]

Group photo of the League of Legends orientation night on October 5, 2016. (Brooks Harvey)

Where are all the women in competitive gaming?

When Christie Chung arrived at Ryerson’s League of Legends (LoL) orientation night on Oct. 5, she wasn’t surprised to find that the crowd was mostly male. Chung, a fourth-year Ryerson nursing student and organizer of the LoL club, believes women are not as involved as men in competitive eSports because the games played are geared towards men. “There’s a smaller […]

by Brooks Harvey· · Science & Technology, Sports
All vulvas welcome at RSU’s feminist comedy night

All vulvas welcome at RSU’s feminist comedy night

There were stories about vulvas, fetishes and the horrors of Tinder dating. Nothing was off-limits as six comedians took the stage at the Ryerson Students’ Union second annual Shits n’ Giggles Feminist Comedy Night, hosted at the Ram in the Rye patio on Wednesday night. The event was part of DisOrientation Week, hosted by the RSU, the Continuing Education Students’ Association […]

Sophomore fashion magazine created by Ryerson alumnae goes digital

Sophomore fashion magazine created by Ryerson alumnae goes digital

“I think a lot of young people are just sick and tired of being fed the same capitalist beauty ideal and we’re smarter than that.”

Feminist members go silent with campus media after harassing comments

Feminist members go silent with campus media after harassing comments

The Ryerson Feminist Collective said its members will not be giving interviews to campus media after the group received harassing comments. The comments allegedly came after media reported on the collective’s petition on Change.org demanding that the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) deny the appeal of the Ryerson Men’s Issues Awareness Society. The collective allegedly received inappropriate comments on its Facebook […]

by Latifa Abdin· · News
CIS basketball needs Toronto for it to grow. (Iram Partap/Ryersonian Staff)

Women like sports, too

We seem to have difficulty comprehending that some ladies at the game aren’t merely hitching a ride on the bandwagon. Sexist notions about women not enjoying sports make publicly identifying as a fan an often-uncomfortable space for women to navigate.

by Alannah Kavanagh· · Editorial, Opinion
Simon Fraser University's Advocacy for Men and Boys president Theryn Meyer urged the Ryerson's men's issues awareness society president to keep fighting for club status. (YouTube/CAFE)

Ryerson Students’ Union blasted for denying men’s issues group application

Men’s issues group supporters blast the Ryerson Students’ Union.

by Latifa Abdin· · News
U of T security was on high alert Friday after threatening comments were posted online. (bobistraveling/Creative Commons)

U of T faces anti-feminist threats

WATCH ABOVE: In the wake of Monday’s hate display and following reports last week of online threats against women on campus, our reporter Kascha Cassaday is asking the question… Are students and faculty feeling safe at Ryerson? Here’s her report. Last week, someone using the screen name “Kill Feminists” commented on blogTO articles urging people to hurt feminists and professors in […]

by Alysia Burdi· · News, Off Campus, Videos
Video game designer Merritt Kopas speaks to Rye about the role of games. (Emily Joveski / Ryersonian Staff)

Dames Making Games: Q & A with Merritt Kopas

Video games often require you to hurt other characters in some way to win the game, but rarely is it because characters ask you to. That’s what makes the game Consensual Torture Simulator so unique. It’s a kinky interactive text-based game, made using the simple online game development platform Twine, where the goal is to make your virtual girlfriend cry. […]

by Emily Joveski· · Arts & Life, Media
Rebeca Ortiz, Sidney Lazarus and Meghan Gable pose for a picture in the photo gallery room at the Thomas Lounge. (Courtesy of Sonia El Boury/Ryersonian Staff)

Celebrating the women behind the art

In the male-dominated world of film, some students at Ryerson saw the need for a “support system” for women in the industry. Enter the Ryerson Alliance of Women Filmmakers, a group that created the university’s first-ever celebration of female artists on campus called Women in Art. “Women are part of a marginalized group overall. Even though there are talented female […]

YouTube sex educator advocates for equality on campus

YouTube sex educator advocates for equality on campus

By Deepika Shewaramani and Nadya Domingo YouTube sex-educator Laci Green says universities need to make spaces for sexual assault survivors to feel safe and supported. Green spoke to about 200 Ryerson students — a slightly smaller audience than her usual one million YouTube subscribers — on March 18 about “The F Word:” feminism. The 25-year-old makes videos on her channel […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
This Week in Magical Thinking: Virginia Woolf

This Week in Magical Thinking: Virginia Woolf

In the days and weeks leading up to International Women’s Day, media and the general public practise a little more sensitivity towards women’s issues and tend to listen, but their attention span is short. As a feminist and a journalist with a special interest in marginalized groups in society, I frequently read fiction and nonfiction that speaks to the narratives […]

by Aeman Ansari· · Arts & Life, Literature
Laci Green brings The F Word to Ryerson

Laci Green brings The F Word to Ryerson

By Deepika Shewaramani and Nadya Domingo She Asked For It, Does Sexism Hurt Men, and Boob Power are just some of the video titles you will find on YouTube star Laci Green’s channel. They suggest a few of the topics and bits of advice that Green will bring to Ryerson in her feminism talk, The F Word. The YouTuber, who […]

Nika Zolfaghari stands by her office in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre. (Courtesy of Emily Joveski/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson pushing for more women in engineering

York University is loudly pushing for equal male-to-female student ratios across Canada’s engineering programs, while Ryerson University says they’re doing enough to address the issue. Last Wednesday, York announced a new $1.5-million initiative to become the first engineering school in Canada to have an equal number of male and female students. “Achieving a 50:50 gender balance should be a necessity […]

by Emily Joveski· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Graphic shows comments that were written on the Dalhousie “Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen” Facebook page. (Courtesy of Susana Gomez-Baez/The Ryersonian)

The Dal ‘gentlemen’ aren’t the victims

*This article contains mentions of rape and violent imagery. Bang until stress is relieved or (girl is) unconscious. Someone punish her with their shaft. Lina up against the wall, we’re going to have a Heineken. If her pussy can’t hold it, her Heineken. Y is for your sister. O is for oh so tight. U is for underage. N is […]

by Nadya Domingo· · Opinion
Students producing documentary about the taboos of female body hair

Students producing documentary about the taboos of female body hair

… Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.BUSHWe take a look at the behind-the-scenes of BUSH and the women making it happen. CREW — Top (left to right): Gagan Sagoo, Lydia Hrycko, Jennifer Rowley,Maija Ahonen; Bottom (left to right): Emma Greig, Stephanie Sturino, Amika Coopercameramake Canonheight 3840orientation 1flash 16originaldate 10/30/2014 2:14:01 AMwidth 5120cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIThe project […]

Emma Watson, the United Nations' Goodwill Women Ambassador delivers a speech on gender equlality at the UN Headquarters in New York City. (screen grab from United Nations Youtube video)

Feminism is an unpopular word, so let’s change it

My news feed this weekend was mostly dominated by the United Nations Climate Summit, particularly with the hundreds of thousands who took park in the People’s Climate March in New York City. At some point, I came across a link that had UN, Emma Watson and feminism in the same headline. My confusion about why the former Harry Potter star […]

by Leah Jensen· · Opinion
Getting women to embrace their nerdiness

Getting women to embrace their nerdiness

A few years ago Jen Jenson, a professor in pedagogy and technology at York University and a long time video gamer, was troubled by something she kept encountering over and over again. Women she spoke to continually offered justifications of why they didn’t play video games, saying they weren’t good with technology or they didn’t have the right skills. She […]

by Michael Lyons· · Opinion, Top stories
Faith and feminism: four resources

Faith and feminism: four resources

  I’m a feminist, and a Christian. To many, this sounds like an oxymoron. But in Bible study meetings on campus, in a welcome-back barbeque at church, in church council meetings, baking for a potluck and from the pulpit, it’s my scrappy, daily fight for justice. Click on the images below to see the resources that have helped me as […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · Interactives, Opinion, Voices
Kelly McDowell / Ryersonian Staff

Faith and feminism: not an oxymoron

I’m a feminist, and a Christian. To many, this sounds like an oxymoron. But in Bible study meetings on campus, in a welcome-back barbeque at church, in church council meetings, baking for a potluck and from the pulpit, it’s my scrappy, daily fight for justice. It started when I was seven. I was coming home from school after a lesson […]

by Bethany Van Lingen· · Opinion, Voices
Signs outside the men's rights event Ryerson held Feb. 6. (Samuel Greenfield/Ryersonian Staff)

Why Ryerson paid for security at the men’s rights event

Ryerson’s president, Sheldon Levy, said the university had decided to cover the $1,600 security fee for a controversial men’s rights event before it received criticism. “Freedom of speech is hugely important,” said Ryerson president Sheldon Levy. “If you’re gonna say something, and I like what you say, big deal. That’s not freedom of speech. It’s when you say something, and […]

by Samuel Greenfield· · News, On Campus
Audience members at the controversial men's rights event filled the room to the 100-person capacity. (Samuel Greenfield/Ryersonian Staff)

Men’s rights event leads to heated discussion

A controversial men’s rights event held by Ryerson on Thursday packed a campus meeting room to its 100-person capacity, and overflowed into another location where it was live-streamed to yet more viewers. But as heated as it was, if any demonstrations were planned they certainly didn’t materialize. While a few individuals challenged the event’s featured speaker during the Q-and-A after […]

by Samuel Greenfield· · News, On Campus, Top stories
The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 1

The Ryersonian Voices podcast: Episode 1

This is our weekly Voices podcast by Jonathan Forani and Lauren Murphy. In this edition, we speak with the latest Voices columnist Anam Latif about the culture clash of her Pakistani-Canadian marriage. We go head to head on the controversial blog “300 Sandwiches” and break down some of the week’s most interesting trending topics from the end of TV’s golden […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio