Sustaining the One Percent

By: Janki Gupta Wealth inequality is at an all time high. 82% of the wealth created in 2017 went to the richest one percent of the global population. The global impacts of neoliberalism and this wealth polarisation can be seen in almost every social sphere and have been the subject of widespread social scientific study.Continue reading “Sustaining the One Percent”

Life during COVID-19 Furthers Arguments for Guaranteed Livable Income

By Tessa Martel  What is a Guaranteed Livable Income? What is a guaranteed livable income (GLI)? Well, there are many different types of guaranteed livable income. Basic Income Canada Network explains that “a basic income ensures that everyone can meet basic needs and live with dignity regardless of their work status. It is unconditional incomeContinue reading “Life during COVID-19 Furthers Arguments for Guaranteed Livable Income”

Dress Code Discrimination in the Workplace

By: Taylor Bain Questions around what is “appropriate” for womxn to wear are pervasive, especially when it comes to the workplace. Dress codes, a tool that allows employers to determine what is “appropriate,” are one area in particular that expose workers to sex- and gender-based discrimination.  In Ontario, dress codes must comply with the OntarioContinue reading “Dress Code Discrimination in the Workplace”

Your Story Matters.

The summer before law school, I attended a music festival where I ran into former Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin. In awe, I asked her, “What advice do you have for success in law school?” Her answer: “Look for the story behind the case.” As someone who was going to law school because of the ways the system hadContinue reading “Your Story Matters.”

Intersectionality and Kimberlé Crenshaw

By: Isabelle Santerre When I first became interested in feminism, I was astounded at the variety of feminist movements that existed. However, one day in one of my political science classes, I was introduced to the term “intersectionality” and it forever changed my perception of feminism and social justice movements.  Intersectionality was coined over 30 yearsContinue reading “Intersectionality and Kimberlé Crenshaw”