Why Do We Try so Hard to Make Feminism Palatable to Men?

By Noor Mirza-Rashid

We’ve distilled feminism into a shell of what it was supposed to be. Us applauding men and validating their fake feminism is part of the process of making feminism more “digestible” and more “palatable”. By celebrating the bare minimum, we’re reinforcing the notion that the only requirement of being a feminist is saying that you believe in equality.
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Ax the Pink Tax

By Diya Saha

While walking through the aisles of Shoppers Drug Mart, I spotted the price differences between identical products for men and women. The prices for women’s products were higher than the ones for men. The Gillette razor for men was priced 2 dollars more than the Gillette Venus razor for women, both razors had the same features, the same number of cartridges, yet the Gillette Venus was priced higher. Now, I hadn’t only noticed this pattern in the price for the razors, but for the deodorants, shampoos, and all the other products that had a version for men and women. I had wondered why I hadn’t noticed this difference before, and why no one seemed to be questioning the price difference? It isn’t fair that a woman has to pay a higher price for the same products.  Continue reading Ax the Pink Tax

Richview’s Asian Heritage Month Assembly

By Kasie Tran

Throughout the month of May, the Asian Heritage Club has taken the time to have a meet every Friday and come up with ideas on how to represent the Asian community. When people think of Asia, most think of East Asia – China, Japan, Korea. This is mostly fine, but we sometimes forget that Asia is a large continent that includes South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia. The Asian Heritage Club does an amazing job at representing every Asian community.

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What’s Happening in Palestine

By Shabahat-Noor Husnain

When you open social media today, your feed is swarmed with posts, stories, celebrities and hashtags – all shedding light on the ethnic cleansing Israel is inflicting onto the Palestinian people. This imposition on human rights is something I care very deeply about and you should too. This isn’t about religion. This present-day apartheid is a reflection of our governments, the United Nations and everyone who chooses to stay silent or neutral on a literal genocide. 

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Spring Fashion Trends 2021

By Imani King

Sunshine, flowers, and allergy season…it’s finally arrived! At last, the snow has melted and the bitter Canadian winds have eased. Lucky for us, this doesn’t just mean that the weather is evolving, but the fashion world too! No further shall we bury our shorts in our drawers, as the time to be outdoors has finally come! 

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Album Review: Sour – Olivia Rodrigo

By Ben King

Short n’ sweet would have been a more appropriate title for Olivia Rodrigo’s album, but Sour, the debut LP by the 18-year-old singer, is nevertheless a commendable first effort. Released on May 21, 2021, the album was preceded by three excellent singles, with Drivers License, the lead, becoming an unexpected smash hit that served to further the anticipation for the album. Coming in at only 35 minutes with 11 tracks, Rodrigo wastes no time detailing her feelings, thoughts, and emotions on the limited tracklist. Sour is a scathing, poignant record that blends sounds to create a project that is able to stand on its own. 

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