Politics & Opinion

opinion, politics, rabble-rousing

Ouch, the AMS hurt my feelings!

Is there a limit to how far is too far with being politically correct? An incident that came to a head this week at Queen’s has made this a serious question.  Over the past few years, Queen’s has become known as a campus that, according to many, is chock full…

This is What a Feminist Looks Like

I am a feminist.  I had to take a women’s studies course to figure that out. Sure, I spent my younger years in a male-dominated (both in numbers and patriarchal fashion) family, calling my brother, father, uncles, cousins, & innocent passerby names that ran the gamut from “sexist pig” to…

Fueling the Fauxcoming Fire

As the dust over Aberdeen settles, and the horse excrement is washed away by the ever-present Kingston rain, we must come to terms with the effects of this first “Fauxcoming” weekend and take inventory of what occurred.  I, for one, must admit that my predictions were wrong. Very, very wrong….but…

Where the Wild Things Aren’t

I was at Spring Reunion 2009.  Were you? Didn’t think so. Consider yourself lucky.  After three fantastic years of Homecoming experiences, I was thoroughly depressed when I witnessed what was being touted as a fantastic alternative to the September festivities.  I have always looked forward to Homecoming, and not for…

Mantlegate, Revisited.

Apparently Queen’s holds a grudge. At least, the buildings on campus do. For those of you who are unaware, in late fall of 2008 the Queen’s Arts & Science Undergraduate Society President, Jacob Mantle, a then-3rd year Politics student, commented “I like your Taliban picture” on friend’s Facebook photo. The…

Capitol Hill Barbie: Gone for good or just getting going?

The United States’ very own Capitol Hill Barbie announced earlier this week that she would be abandoning her position as governor of Alaska.  While this is not altogether surprising, given the ongoing media frenzy surrounding her antics and those of her children, one has to wonder whether Sarah Palin is…

Capitol Hill Barbie

Earlier this year, I took a Media & Politics course.  For my final paper – in the thick of the US Presidential campaigns – I wrote about how female politicians are portrayed by the media.  I was not at all surprised to discover that female politicians are questioned most often…