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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 […]

(Courtesy Maya Findlay)

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 […]

The DMZ is one of the 11 zones at Ryerson. (Shaian Martin)

Can female entrepreneurs build it? Yes they can

More Ontario women are becoming entrepreneurs, according to a study released last week, but experts say they still face more difficulty getting investors than men do. The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Ontario report conducted by Ryerson University, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Centre for Innovation Studies was released last week. It  found that 13.8 per cent […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship
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
Women's Hockey on Sept. 9, 2016.

Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team is off to a new start

The Ryerson women’s hockey team hit the ice Friday evening after a busy off-season, winning its first exhibition game 3-2 over the Carleton Ravens. The game featured eight new faces in the Ryerson lineup. After a disappointing season last year, the women’s hockey team revamped their roster. “Recruiting is 12 months a year,” Rams’ head coach Lisa Haley said. “It […]

by Kayla Goodfield· · Hockey, News, Sports
(Courtesy Winston Chow, Ryerson Athletics)

Women’s hockey: still a long way to go

Ryerson Rams head coach Lisa Haley knows the talent of female hockey players. She was behind the bench in Sochi when Marie-Philip Poulin notched Canada’s gold medal-clinching overtime goal. Her long career has put her in a good position to understand the state of women’s hockey and how the women at the top of the game compare to their male […]

by Andrew Roberts· · Hockey, Sports
(Brynn Farren/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson holds second women-in-film conference

Ric Bienstock believes there is no better time than now for women to enter the film industry. “Being a female is an advantage… I would hate to be a white man in the business,” the Emmy Award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker said at a conference discussing women in the film industry. The conference was hosted by Ryerson’s school of image arts […]

(Courtesy James West Photography for CIS)

Ryerson women’s basketball team wins silver and makes history

The Ryerson women’s basketball team made history this year by being the school’s first team to make it to the final championship game at the national level. Unfortunately for the Rams, they lost a close game to the University of Saskatchewan 85-71, and won silver. The team had an underdog run throughout the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championship. Although they […]

The Ryerson women's basketball team poses with their sister team, fans and their new silver medals. (Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson women defeated in CIS final, settle for silver

“They are forever champions, just not CIS champions” said Rams Coach Carly Clarke of the OUA winning women’s basketball team.

The Ryerson women's basketball team will move on to the gold medal game after defeatign McGill University Saturday afternoon. (Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE BLOG: Women’s CIS basketball final

FREDERICTON – The Ryerson Rams face off against the Saskatchewan Huskies in the CIS gold medal game at 12 p.m. EST on Sunday March 20. This is the first time a Ryerson varsity team in any sport has made it to the finals of a national championship. Be sure to tune into the live blog below for video, interviews and more. […]

The Ryerson women's basketball team will move on to the gold medal game after defeatign McGill University Saturday afternoon. (Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Rams are going to CIS women’s basketball finals

Rams coach Carly Clarke said she never felt like her team was an underdog to the No. 1-ranked Martlets.
Ryerson will tip off against the Saskatchewan Huskies Sunday at noon ET. More details inside.

by Rebecca Goss· · Sports
(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson women take on McGill in CIS semifinal

The Ryerson women’s basketball team takes on the McGill University Martlets Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in semifinal action. Check out live blog below.  

The women's basketball team punched themselves a ticket to the CIS championships after winning gold at the OUA final on Sunday. (Courtesy Greg Mason)

LIVE BLOG: Women’s CIS Basketball Championships Game 1

The Ryerson Rams face off against the Regina Cougars in the quarter-final game of the CIS Women’s Basketball Championship in Fredericton, N.B., at 8 p.m. EST on March 17. The Cougars are seeded fourth and the Rams are seeded fifth in the tournament. Winner will head to the semifinals on Saturday March 19.

(Courtesy James West/Ryerson Athletics)

Q&A: Player of the Year, Keneca Pingue-Giles

The Ryersonian spoke with fifth-year Rams basketball guard Keneca Pingue-Giles at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Final 8 in Fredericton, to discuss the competition and being named CIS Player of the Year. You’re back at Nationals, how does it feel? It feels great. It also feels much better that we’ve actually won an OUA (Ontario University Athletics) championship, so we […]

by Rebecca Goss· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
The women's basketball team punched themselves a ticket to the CIS championships after winning gold at the OUA final on Sunday. (Courtesy Greg Mason)

Preview: Women’s CIS basketball championship

Last year’s national-championship-winning coach said the Rams’ physicality could take them a long way

(Courtesy Greg Mason)

Rams dominate Lancers to advance to OUA gold medal game

The Ryerson women’s basketball team is moving on to the gold medal game of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) final four as it beat the Windsor Lancers 79-62 Friday night. Silvana Jez scored 20 points while adding nine rebounds and two three pointers. With their victory Friday the Rams ended Windsor’s three-year reign as OUA champions. Going into the game […]

by David Morassutti· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
RSU president Andrea Bartlett responds to the controversy surrounding a decision to fire two RSU employees including a new mother on parental leave. (RyersonianTV)

Opinionated women in the digital age

While Ryerson prides itself on being diverse and enlightened in matters of social justice, further progress is necessary.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
(Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

Weekend Recap: Men’s and women’s basketball advance to Final Four

Sports editor Nick Raponi fills you in on what you missed this weekend.

by Nicholas Raponi· · Sports, Sports, Videos
(David Morassutti/Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball headed to Final Four

By David Morassutti Keneca Pingue-Giles racked up 21 points as the women’s basketball team defeated the Western Mustangs 83-64 Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, advancing to the final four of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. Ryerson jumped to an early lead 21-6 in the first quarter with Western picked up the pace in the second. Ryerson led 43-23 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
(Nikolas Theodorakidis/Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s volleyball advances to OUA final

By Nikolas Theodorakidis The Ryerson women’s volleyball team advanced to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) finals for the first time in 15 years on Friday night after a victory in three straight sets against the Western Mustangs. The first set of the match was tightly contested until a strong serving performance by left blocker Veronica Livingston helped the Rams pull […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, Volleyball
No one has had the opportunity to play with the new cards before the pre-release, so the game is equally difficult for both the newest and most experienced players. (Cait Martin Newnham / Ryersonian Staff)

Trading card game Magic: The Gathering lacks female players

Magic: the gathering, a 90’s strategy game once popular on schoolyards, is still very much a thing. But amongst players in Toronto, women are a distinct minority.

by Caitlin Martin Newnham· · Arts & Life, Features
A sketch in a men's washroom in Kerr Hall

Female vandals more polite than men: bathroom graffiti at Ryerson

The Ryersonian sent a team of reporters to conduct statistical analysis on dozens of the university’s 524 washrooms. The results revealed striking disparities between male and female vandals, as well as between the university’s departments.

The Match-Up: Men’s Versus Women’s Basketball

The Match-Up: Men’s Versus Women’s Basketball

Link Test Some female athletes at Ryerson feel they do not receive the amount of support and attention they deserve. Ryerson’s athletic department says extra marketing and “banners of distinction” require excellence on the part of the team. The following infographic compares the men’s and women’s basketball team season stats.     Stats provided by To read our initial feature on the […]

by Monique Hutson· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports

No comment: Dealing with Internet trolls as a female writer

Most people know trolls as cute fuzzy-haired dolls. But in the age of online journalism, trolls have a more sinister connotation — and their toxicity is shaming young female writers from pursuing their careers. Female-identifying writers face relentless gender-based attacks from misogynistic internet trolls. These attacks often include online comments about their work based on appearance, intelligence, race and sexual […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial
Women in Art event showcasing Ryerson talent

Women in Art event showcasing Ryerson talent

This Wednesday, Ryerson will be hosting the second annual women in art event. The event will take place at the Thomas lounge at Ryerson and will showcase all forms of art, including film photography, poetry and music, from Ryerson female students of any program. We sat down with Rebeca Ortiz, image arts course union president and curator to tell us […]

(Illustration by Nadya Domingo/Ryersonian Staff)

Editorial Cartoon: Mar. 18, 2015

by Nadya Domingo· · Editorial Cartoon, Opinion
Ryersonian reporter Emily Rivas says many women have been sexually harassed at ComCons. (Courtesy of Emily Rivas)

Being geeky isn’t easy sometimes

I remember my first comic convention vividly. It was 2012 and I had carefully prepared my Bioshock splicer cosplay with great detail — right down to the ripped tights, the fake blood and wrench, and the vintage-styled dress. As I eagerly walked around the Fan Expo grounds, I encountered everything I thought I would: The over-priced Jedi robe of my […]

by Emily Rivas· · Opinion
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
Linh Nguyen says she was impressed with student engagement during the RSU election and hopes that it will carry on to October's federal election. (Courtesy of Deepika Shewaramani/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson economics student hopes to be Green Party MP

Linh Nguyen has tattoos, piercings and is only 27, but the fourth-year Ryerson economics student wants to be Mississauga’s next member of Parliament. Nguyen is the Green party’s MP candidate for the Mississauga East-Cooksville riding for October’s federal election. If elected, she says she hopes to keep a very grassroots, community-driven voice in politics. “It’s so important for me to […]

by Deepika Shewaramani· · News, Off Campus
A 2013 study by Industry Canada shows that more than half of medium-sized businesses have men-only ownership and only four per cent that are owned exclusively by women. (Courtesy of Samantha Crisp/Ryersonian Staff)

MasterCard to donate $60,000 for women startups

In an effort to encourage more female entrepreneurs to enter the world of startups, MasterCard’s Youth Entrepreneurial Success (YES) program is donating $60,000 to Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. Six female entrepreneurs, who must either be a current founder, co-founder or CEO of a startup, will each be awarded with $10,000 in resources. Half of money will be in the form […]

An article from The Ryersonian featuring Muller. (Courtesy of The Ryersonian)

Former Ryerson player’s pro career cut short

Miruna Muller knows what it’s like to get a police escort to a hotel after winning a pro basketball game in Istanbul. She also knows how to recalculate your income tax receipts in Ryerson’s enrolment and student fees office. Muller, who played for the Rams from 1996-2001, had her pro basketball career halted by injuries. That led her back to […]

by Alex Lyle· · Audio, Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
The Ryerson women's basketball team was able to create time and space on the offensive side of the ball, controlling the play and opening up high-percentage shots. (Courtesy of Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball team advances to OUA Final Four for the first time in Ryerson history

Ryerson’s women’s basketball team is moving on to the OUA Final Four for the first time in school history after a convincing 73-47 quarter-final victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, on Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were able to overcome an Ottawa team ranked No. 1 in the OUA in terms of defence. Led by star guard Keneca […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
"Have you tried being on your period? ...I think it does make you stronger," says Rams athlete  Savanna Hamilton.  (Kyla Dewar / Ryersonian Staff)

Rams athletes are tough. Period.

“I think it’s just one of these things that I have — girl things.” This is not a common response from a professional female athlete after a loss. Actually, it’s somewhat “taboo” to mention periods in sport. But it’s exactly what tennis player Heather Watson told BBC Sport after her first-round exit at the Australian Open in January. That prompted […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Rams basketball continues to streak in face of impending playoffs

Rams basketball continues to streak in face of impending playoffs

Both Rams basketball teams celebrated senior night with a win over the Queen’s Golden Gaels at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) on Friday. The women’s team won 72-62, increasing their winning streak to 10 games. The men’s side won 94-67 for its 11th straight victory. It was the final regular season game for both Rams teams before the OUA playoffs. […]

by Alex Lyle· · Basketball, Sports
Burn With Desire and Anti Glamour will show at the Ryerson Image Centre until April 5 (Jessica Murray/Ryersonian Staff)

New exhibits bring glamour to Ryerson Image Centre

Against the colourful walls hang black-and-white photographs of celebrities from decades past. Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Lucille Ball smile in candid shots and posed portraits. These photographs are part of Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour, a new exhibition that opened on Wednesday at the Ryerson Image Centre. Many of the photographs included in the exhibition are shots from […]

by Elizabeth Glassen· · News, On Campus
Support for women lacking in abortion debate

Support for women lacking in abortion debate

The controversial issue of pro-choice stance continues to be a hot topic among Canadians today, despite the fact that the law allowing abortions has been in place since 1969. Many still protest against abortion laws, while others protest to keep them in place. But no matter what side you’re on in this heated debate, both support a woman’s right to […]

by Tamara Sestanj· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
The Ryerson Rams women's hockey team defeated the

Ryerson Rams team-by-team 2014-15 first semester recap

Ryerson athletics has made tremendous strides the past few years, and that has only been highlighted by stong performances this year. Here’s a look at each team’s first semester heading into the holiday break. Men’s Soccer The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team did not end its season like they would have hoped. However, the men did make some noise in […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Sports
The Ted Rogers School of Management. (Flikr)

CIBC supports Ted Rogers with $500,000

  CIBC is supporting Ryerson with a gift of $500,000 toward student awards at the Ted Rogers School of Management, much of it specifically for females. “Ryerson is proud to partner with CIBC on advancing diversity and student opportunity,” said president and vice-chancellor Sheldon Levy, in a press release. “This important investment will have a direct influence on strengthening our […]

by Natalie Marynowski· · education, News, On Campus
My lipstick and buzz cut don’t define me; neither do you

My lipstick and buzz cut don’t define me; neither do you

For a woman, I have a relatively uncomplicated cosmetic life. My bathroom has not a flat iron nor can of hairspray in sight. I don’t carry around bobby pins or hair ties. I don’t have to worry about tangles, split ends, or the way my hair looks on a windy day. I save hundreds of dollars a year by not […]

by Haley Rose· · Fashion, Opinion
Fancy Bebamikawe and Brandi Richards wrestle together at the City Adult Learning Centre on Danforth. Both are students at Ryerson University and members of the newly formed Ryerson Wrestling team. (Alexis Allison / Ryersonian Staff)

Local wrestling program makes Ryerson wrestling team a reality

For the first time since 1987, Ryerson University has a wrestling team. But it’s an outside program called Team Impact Wrestling behind the new venture, not Ryerson’s in-house athletics department. As one of the only national developmental training programs recognized by Canada Wrestling, Team Impact brings with it a wealth of experienced coaches and wrestling mentors. They pitched the team […]

by Alexis Allison· · Sports, Wrestling
Victoria Livingston smashes the ball against the Waterloo Warriors Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (Rebecka Calderwood / Ryersonian Staff

Rams Insider: Ryerson women’s volleyball back on track

It has been a great last two months to be a member of the Ryerson Rams women’s volleyball team. The team started its 2014-15 season at 8-1. Just last week, it cracked the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) top 10 for one of the few times in school history. To go along with the Rams great record was the news Ryerson […]

by Ryan McKenna· · Sports, Volleyball
Aaron Best shattered the glass with a pregame dunk which postponed the game against Laurentian No. 21 2014.

Aaron Best shatters glass, postpones men’s game; women dominate Laurentian

With the teams ranked in the national top 10 together for the first time, it was a double-header that might have showcased how far the school’s basketball program had come. Dismantling was the word of the night. The women’s basketball team took apart the Voyageurs 79-42. And the men’s team? Well it only managed to dismantle the backboard. To the crowd’s disappointment, the guys match […]

by Dominik Luszczyszyn· · Basketball, Sports
LIVE BLOG: Ryerson Rams vs. Laurentian Voyageurs basketball

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson Rams vs. Laurentian Voyageurs basketball

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Live Blog, Sports
Rams' Anagnostopoulos, Adam sets up Reardon, Marc for the spike in a game against the McMaster Marauders Wednesday, November 19, 2014. (Rebecka Calderwood / Ryersonian Staff)

Rams men’s volleyball team falls to Marauders; women’s team sweeps defending OUA champs

It was a tale of Jekyll and Hyde for the Ryerson Rams volleyball teams in Wednesday night’s double-headers against the McMaster Marauders at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The men’s team lost in straight sets, while the women’s team did just the opposite, winning their match 25-19, 27-25, 25-23 against the defending Ontario University Athletics champion Marauders. The women kicked off the night in style. […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Sports, Volleyball
Ryerson student Jennifer Sousa exercises during women-only gym hours at one of Ryerson’s gyms.

No plans to roll out more women’s gym time: Recreation and Athletics Centre, university

Ryerson’s student union is looking to expand the university’s women-only gym time program. The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) passed a motion at its semi-annual general meeting Nov. 11 that it called for an expansion of the program after the pilot project was dubbed a success by the union and the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC). But a spokesperson for the […]

by Rachel Surman· · News, On Campus
The Rams womens hockey team is making some noise in the CIS this season. Courtesy Emma Ewing-Nagy

Rams Insider: Women’s hockey team taking big strides in 2014-15 season

Any franchise, whether it’s the Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team or the Buffalo Sabres, is going to take bumps along the road. For the Rams, it has been a difficult transition over the past three years. As they enter their fourth season as a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) school, expectations continue to increase, as they have on a year-to-year basis. […]

by Ryan McKenna· · Hockey, Sports
Rams Kadeem Green attempts a three-pointer  late in the third quarter. (Ryan Skilton / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Rams split double-header against Windsor Lancers

By Kabeer Sethi and Ryan Skilton The Ryerson Rams treated their home fans to some hard-fought basketball Saturday night. Winning streaks were on the line for all the teams as Ryerson faced off against the Windsor Lancers in a men’s and women’s double-header. The men dominated the No. 4 ranked Lancers with a 98-78 victory, while the women’s game went […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
Rams' Aaron Best goes up for two of his 30 points on the night Nov. 15, 2014. (Ryan Skilton / Ryersonian Staff)

Aaron knows Best as Rams men’s basketball rout Lancers; women fall just short in thriller

By Kabeer Sethi and Ryan Skilton The Ryerson Rams treated their home fans to some hard-fought basketball Saturday night. Winning streaks were on the line for all the teams as Ryerson faced off against the Windsor Lancers in a men’s and women’s double-header. The men dominated the No. 4 ranked Lancers with a 98-78 victory while the women’s game went down […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Basketball, Sports
Ryerson Rams' Chloe Mago dribbles around a Western defender Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (Alexis Allison / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Rams women’s basketball team beats Western Mustangs in home opener, stay undefeated

The Ryerson Rams cruised to their third consecutive win to start the season, defeating the Western Mustangs 67-56 in their home opener Wednesday. This is the first time the women’s team at Ryerson has started 3-0 in more than 10 years, and it’s done the job in impressive fashion. The Rams hit on 43.8 per cent of their shots from the field in […]

by Steven Tzemis· · Basketball, Sports
Ryerson Rams basketball teams look to remain undefeated in home openers against Western Mustangs

Ryerson Rams basketball teams look to remain undefeated in home openers against Western Mustangs

The Ryerson Rams basketball teams play their home openers Wednesday amidst a very successful start to their regular seasons. Both the men’s and women’s teams will take on the Western Mustangs at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Mustangs are going to have their hands full playing on the road against Ryerson The men’s team is 2-0 on the year, defeating […]

by Steven Tzemis· · Basketball, Sports