Woman dies in Montreal metro escalator accident, social media erupts in racism
Politics / Social issues

Woman dies in Montreal metro escalator accident, social media erupts in racism

Mohammed Rharouity was the one who persuaded his sister Naima to immigrate to Canada. “I convinced her to come here, I told her Quebec has democracy and multiculturalism, that there’s equality between men and women here,” he told the Montreal Gazette. But early Thursday morning, the police knocked on his door. Naima, his beloved sister, … Continue reading

York University’s Professor Grayson and the Continuing Debate over Secularism and Women’s Rights in Canada
Education / Politics / Social issues

York University’s Professor Grayson and the Continuing Debate over Secularism and Women’s Rights in Canada

Dr. J. Paul Grayson has incurred the wrath of ‘The Man.’ When Grayson, sociology professor at York University, defied his dean and denied his student’s request to be excused from a group assignment on religious grounds, he took a hit for the feminist movement and stirred the secularism pot. Mr. X, the student in question … Continue reading

In Defense of the Hijab: Musings on Free Choice
Fashion / Politics / Social issues

In Defense of the Hijab: Musings on Free Choice

The personal is political – it’s a feminist cris de coeur, the mantra that carried women’s liberation movements in the tumult of the 1960s. And what is more political, more personal than a garment? And what is more deeply political, more intensely personal than the hijab, the Islamic veil? With this mantra in mind, I … Continue reading