Post Tagged with: "sexism"

Lady wrestlers at the Island Rumble on Sept. 9, 2016.

Wrestling Sexism on Toronto Island

Wrestling Sexism on Toronto Island These women chokeslam negative stereotypes in the world of professional wrestling. Posted by The Ryersonian on Dienstag, 13. September 2016   By Mike Hutchinson & Jacob Cohen Bright lights, rainbows, professional wrestling and dildos. Managers dressed as giant phalluses, announcers cracking jokes and a crowd whooping and cheering as if it was the holy grail of […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
A screenshot of the Facebook page of Ryerson's fledgling "Men's Rights Issues" group. (Facebook)

Student hopes to create new ‘men’s issues’ group at Ryerson

  A Ryerson student is trying to start a men’s issues group on campus. Kevin Arriola, a fourth-year politics and governance student, recently announced the launch of the Ryerson Men’s Issues Awareness Society in a Reddit thread. And he says he’s taking steps to have it formally recognized by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). “There’s been previous efforts to form […]

by Victoria Chan· · News, On Campus
An American Apparel storefront in 2009 (William Murphy / Creative Commons)

Ryerson ditches American Apparel, gets new clothing supplier for branded merchandise

Ryerson has a new clothing supplier for its branded merchandise. The change comes after at least two years of working with supplier American Apparel, which some faculty members took issue with over what they said are sexist advertising policies. In past years, university faculty and staff have worn Ryerson-branded American Apparel T-shirts at the annual Ontario Universities Fair (OUF). In […]

by Madeline Smith· · News, On Campus
Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow, celebrates Pride Week in Toronto as supporters cheer on. (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons)

The big, racist, sexist, homophobic elephant in the room

Three white guys and a Chinese-Canadian immigrant woman walk into a mayoral debate. A white, grey-haired, older male audience member stands up and takes the mike. “With due respect, this is directed to Ms. Chow,” he begins. “I’ve heard you talk about your immigrant background and how important it was, etc. I presume, in this room, there are plenty of […]

by Michael Lyons· · Opinion, Top stories
Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa(Peregrine981/Wikimedia Commons)

Opinion: Sexual harassment incidents indicate high time for change

There were two separate occurrences of sexual harassment involving University of Ottawa students that I personally feel are equally disturbing. If this is truly the way that university-aged boys think, then maybe I shouldn’t feel as comfortable at school as I do. And yes, I call them boys because people who think like this shouldn’t be classified as men. To […]

by Kelly McDowell· · Editorial, Opinion