Reading Time: 5 minutesMuslim women cover their bodies, except their faces and hands, in an effort to emphasize who they are, not how they look. Many misconceptions still exist among Muslims and non-Muslims; Fatima Najm takes a closer look.
Reading Time: 4 minutesShoe fetishes are nothing new. Think sky-high stilettos, spiked heels and leather laces. A millennium ago in China, tiny feet resembling the “golden lotus” were all the rage. The shoe may have changed, but the ideas behind footwear hasn’t and shoes have always been a significant symbol in society.
Reading Time: 4 minutesWomen have masturbated for centuries. Ab Velasco reports that it’s talked about more now, but what can you call it? Slang for the word has still not risen to the heights of male masturbation.
Reading Time: 4 minutesPerhaps the definition is unclear. Or maybe feel there’s no cause for a fight. If women are still passionate about women’s issues, then why are so many afraid to use the word to describe themselves? Sheila Nykwist explores how the once united women’s movement has dispersed and his it’s diversifies to suit its members.
Reading Time: 3 minutesDrag king culture offers a positive space for individuals to experiment with gender roles, blurring the line between men and women and playing with the audiences perception of identity.
Reading Time: 2 minutesRyeSAC considers its options for spending the health plan surplus.
Reading Time: 3 minutesFor centuries, women of the Middle East have been performing a dance that many European, North American and Muslim cultures still regard as shameful and vulgar because of the sexual suggestiveness of the dance moves.
Reading Time: 5 minutesRyerson alumnus Arnold Auguste uses Toronto’s largest black community newspaper, Share, to report only positive news. The paper is profiting, but some journalists question its focus.