women's rights

The Sissy State - A Blog Made to Empower Women


Throughout my whole semester in Newsactivism, I had the chance to write about various interesting problems such as the introduction of the travel ban by the Trump’s administration, Kim Kardashian’s slut-shaming story and even made an opinion piece on the fake news. Going in the same direction for my final project, I took the liberty to create a blog tackling different women’s issues like feminism, rape culture and the pressure of being perfect – in other words, issues I am passionate about – instead of writing a research paper or take a volunteer opportunity.

Women’s Rights: How Volunteering for #ICantKeepQuiet will have an Impact

During the majority of the semester, my blog posts have focused primarily on women’s rights in several different spheres of life. From women’s reproductive health to women’s relationship with the law, I have used examples of recent news stories to illustrate that there is still a need of feminism in the 21st century.

Education Opportunities: Women's Rights

The issue of women’s rights can be approached in many different ways.  Everyday, women from around the world face various challenges simply because of their sex, and these challenges can be increased by other factors such as race, education, and social class. Although the need for the defense of women’s rights in western society is constantly questioned, Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres stated as recently as last March 13 that “women’s rights are under attack worldwide” (Lederer for TIME magazine).

Volunteer at Crossroads International by volunteering overseas or e-volunteering

Whether you are a high school student or an adult with a career, volunteering is a rewarding experience that has the potential to have an impact. It is with small actions that people make a difference. If you want to participate in advancing women’s rights and eliminating extreme poverty, the organization Crossroads International offers great volunteer opportunities according to your age and experience.

Women and the Law: Successes and Letdowns


The Dictionary of Sociolinguistics (Swann, Deumert, Lillis, 2004) defines feminism as a movement that advocates the equality of genders from a social, cultural, political and economic perspective. This movement has increased in popularity in the last decades, and events like the Women’s March* tend to indicate that the status of women in society is improving. However, in a developed country filled with opportunities like Canada and the United States of America, the need for feminism has been challenged by some groups of people.

The X-Files Reboot Makes ‘Equal Pay’ sound like Area 51


On January 24th, fans from all over gathered around laptops and TV sets to watch the premiere of The X-Files reboot. After nine seasons of content, which capped off in 2002, “baited breath” was the motto as everyone impatiently awaited the return of their favorite myth-busting duo. And though this revival brings the beloved 90s series into the modern era, it seems that FOX was less than eager to extend the same courtesy to leading lady Gillian Anderson.

Child marriage in Yemen

Although recently, the Yemenite legislative has set a minimum age for marriage, child marriage is still practiced in Yemen. Especially in rural areas with many poor people the conditions for girls are very precarious. I want to tell you more about child marriage in Yemen and introduce further literature about this topic.

The Abortion Debate, Again


According to an article in The Montreal Gazette by Gerrit De Vynck of The Canadian Press on January 28, 2013, most Canadians do not want to have another debate about abortion.  In fact, the author of this article cites an online poll in which 60% of the respondants did not want another debate on the issue.  It was in 1988 that the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that not allowing abortions went against womens' rights and