Health

The Power of "Sharing is Caring"

It is not rare to hear, see or read about a rape case on the news. Today, more and more victims of sexual assault take actions against their assaulter by speaking up about their traumatic experience in hope that society will be more aware of what’s happening on the streets, parties, college campuses, etc. Although did you ever wonder about what happens after? What happens to the victim after he or she informs the authorities? What happens when the victim awaits the verdict of the judge? What happens when the whole case ends?

Inequality and Abortion

On January 23rd 2017, president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, signed an anti-abortion executive order that has far-reaching consequences for women’s reproductive health access worldwide. “Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, which was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. It prohibits giving U.S. funding to international nongovernmental organizations that offer or advise on a wide range of family planning and reproductive health options if they include abortion ― even if U.S.

Legalization of Assisted Suicide in Canada

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      Assisted suicide has been a widely discussed ethical issue worldwide due to its extremely controversial nature and the question that only 14 countries, including Canada, have answered since 1940, should people have the right to demand assisted suicide? First of all, we need to explore the terms that needs to be met in order to demand such actions to take place, on June 17th 2016, new federal legislation came into effect by creating various criteria that the patient must meet in order to legally demand assisted suicide.

Volunteer Opportunity: Girls Action Foundation

Are you a #girlboss? Are you passionate about women’s issues? Do you believe in empowering young girls? Perhaps, you find yourself having a lot of free time in your hands. If that’s the case, let me introduce you to Girls Action Foundation. Founded in 1995, it focuses on providing a space for girls to speak out about current issues in their society as well as helping them to build the skills needed to create a movement. They want them to realize they “have the power to be agents of social change”.

Want to Get Involved and Help Sexual Violence Victims? (The Montreal Sexual Assault Center)

Want to volunteer while offering help and support to victims of sexual violence?

 

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Are you born to rise?

The Born To Rise foundation is a non-profit organization that explores and brings awareness to self-confidence, acceptance of others, anti-bullying and other relevant issues. The founder of this organization, Aisha Robinson spreads her message of living with vitiligo, a disease that affects the pigmentation in the skin. Her message is spread around schools, camps, boys & girls club, etc. Her personal goal is to promote support towards the empowerment of youth.

#DrugsAreAwesome...If You Want To Die Young

In our modern society, the population is exposed to multiple threatening and addicting obstacles that can hurt anyone and those around them. The most vulnerable members of the population are the young, therefore the adolescents are the most susceptible to addiction and the abuse of substances whether its illicit or prescription drugs. The causes of drug abuse are numerous and the consequences are even more substantial. The youth of today’s societies are faced with the large threat of drugs surrounding them.

 

Historical Context

beach body ready, you are kidding right?

According to this advertisement if you want to be prepared for summer time activities like going to the beach your body must be

as disturbingly thin as this woman's and to achieve this you can purchase this company's protein bars instead of eating regular meals.

Whoa, please tell me I miss analised this! Nope, I did not, this is clearly the message this company is trying to convey to women and it

is absolutely terrifying.  

Am i thin enough?

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In the CBC article “The worst thing you could do is stare: Raising awareness about vitiligo” the journalist Shari Okeke talks about Aiesha Robinson’s medical condition, known as ‘vitiligo’. Since her diagnosis with this medical condition, Aiesha has begun to accept this condition; she is now a model and runs a non-profit organization to help others and to raise awareness about her condition. Through her years of first discovering her disorder, she became afraid that no one would love her – she confided in her older brother.

A Solution to the Abandoned and Rabid

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As a citizen of Montreal, Quebec, I do not come across many stray animals and it always comes as a shock to me when I see the abandoned cats and dogs in places that I have visited such as; Cuba and Greece, which always leaves me feeling a pang in my heart. The article, “Animal Welfare: Why Dogs Are a Development Issue” written by Anna Leach and published to The Guardian on May 2nd, 2014, addresses the issue about stray animals.