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The Sissy State - A Blog Made to Empower Women

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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.

Fighting against homophobia: from society to the educational system.

Homophobia is a social issue that starts with the stereotypes drawn by society, and finishes with the inadequate educational system that leaves minority sexualities groups aside. While drawing stereotypes among the population we are every day less capable of the development and understandings of diversity. Homophobia is learned and is spread in a social process, and sadly there is a high degree of ignorance of LGBT reality among students, but also among educators.

Visible Minority

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Before reading this post… please go see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stRtrCTCnks&feature=youtu.be
... I have been focusing on institutional racism. I have been trying to understand what it is, what would be the solution to it and how can I help the cause.

You are under arrest!

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Enough is enough. We must stop the police to behave like they do, we need a revolution to place things in order and stop police brutality, racial profiling or abuse of power.

 

Feminism & Activism

When volunteering at the Women’s Center of Montreal, on April 28th, I attended a discussion with 27 people of various age groups, with 23 of them being female, on how to integrate women immigrants into our community. As I have been writing about sexual violence as well as various women’s issues for the past couple of months, attending such a discussion has really helped me open my eyes and truly realize how important those issues are. Those are not light issues which only affect certain people. They are present right now, right here in our community and all around it.

Feminism, Social Media, & Intersectionality; My Volunteer Work

"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." -Malala Yousafzai

"The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity" -Viola Davis

"In my nervousness for this speech and my moments of doubt, I've told myself firmly, 'If not me, who? If not when, how?'" -Emma Watson

Trump's new executive order

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This article summarizes the new executive order signed by President of the United States, Donald Trump. This ban basically prohibits citizens from 6 nations to enter United States. Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya are the six concerning countries.

 

On January 27, Trump’s first version of executive order was proposed to the court. Originally this order was to band incoming immigrants from the six countries mentioned above. The court was not able to accept this ban, therefore Trump said that he would rethink its executive order and come back with new ideas.

Trump’s good or bad idea about transgenders bathroom issue?

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This article is about Trump’s administration who has a conservative worldview and who took off the guidelines for the protection of the transgenders students in public school about 2 months ago. They cannot go in the bathroom of the gender that they identify themselves with anymore. They need to go in the bathroom of their gender that they are born with. This is the actual opposite of what Obama’s administration put in place with a progressive worldview to protect transgenders.

Childfree, no kidding!

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Danielle Stanton wrote the article “Ces Femmes sans Enfants par Choix” for the “Vero” magazine, which is a francophone magazine mainly addressed to women. This article was published on August 14th, 2014 and a summary of Stanton’s paper will be presented through this essay. Here’s the link for the article: http://veroniquecloutier.com/oser-etre-soi/ces-femmes-sans-enfants-par-choix.

 

Donald and the Tweety Bird: The Ethical Analysis of President Trump’s False Twitter Claims

Social media has reshaped the way information is transmitted throughout the world. Websites such as Twitter or Facebook promote the global spreading of information instantaneously, a phenomenon that could not occur prior to the Internet. Famous people, by definition, possess an especially vast audience and this is reflected in amount of engagement their online accounts receive. Because of this, the question of whether or not influential figures have the moral obligation to use social media with care in order to not spread misinformation must be considered.