Thursday, February 22, 2018

January 7, 2015

As I Was Saying: Cougar just another sexist term for women

January 7, 2015 by Megan Dunn, Camosun College Women's Centre  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Columns

Don’t call me a cougar. We don’t need another word to shame women. According to sex columnist Valerie Gibson, the term “cougar” originated in Vancouver, BC to describe older woman who go to bars looking for younger men. I’m a woman in my thirties, and I’m frequently mistaken for being younger; young people often approach […]

Ability’s Muse: Homelessness and mental illness linked

January 7, 2015 by Andy Chen, Camosun College Students with (dis)Abilities Collective  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Columns

Those who are homeless are 50 percent more likely to die because of accidental causes than the rest of us. There is no judgment here, just a hard fact. Homelessness and mental illness are often concurrent conditions, meaning one can bring on the other. Last year alone, Vancouver police apprehended close to 3,000 people under […]

The imaginary ideal: Current and former Camosun students talk about life with eating disorders

January 6, 2015 by Tori Dmytar, contributing writer  
Filed under January 7, 2015, Features

I don’t know how many times I’ve looked into my friends’ eyes and told them that they are beautiful and have them not believe me. But I also don’t know how many times the people I love have looked into my eyes and told me that I was beautiful, and I thought they were lying to […]

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