Equal pay for Iceland: everything you need to know

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT  Women and minorities have come a long way in terms of equal rights over the past few decades, but there are still some big problems. One of these is the pay gap.  Although the pay gap exists…

What is the transgender “bathroom bill” controversy really all about?

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT These past few years, it seems like conservative politicians, including Trump himself, have been weirdly fixated on trans people and public bathrooms. It may sound baffling – because it is – but there’s actually a method to…

Why I rarely want to talk about mental health because of my gender

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY It’s remarkable how much mental health is becoming more open and less stigmatized. The popular tweet across the globe that surfaces on the International Bell Let’s Talk Day is typically: “It’s okay not to be okay.” Truer…

This innovative website is giving unknown female artists a voice

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY  Attitudes are improving in today’s society. Attitudes towards sexuality, race and gender are being challenged as a means to make the world as good a place as it possibly can be. But there is still a long way…

This U.K. insurance company wants separate driving lanes for female drivers

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Photos via PinkZones Women’s rights are currently a popular issue, especially just after millions marched through their respective cities as part of the protest, Women’s March on Washington, in support of equal rights. But we think one…

Pope Francis doesn’t care if you breastfeed in church

Header Image: © Paterm Many would think the murals of Mother Mary breastfeeding Jesus, found in churches all over the world, would have long ago settled the debate on breastfeeding children in church and public areas in general. But, like many…

This coffee shop is employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY Let’s face it: jobs are hard to come by nowadays. Not only is it difficult to find an occupation that gives one a half decent pay cheque, it’s very difficult to find an occupation that one actually…

This Canadian Province just passed a motion for universal basic income

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  On Tuesday, Prince Edward Island took a positive step forward by passing a motion to set up a basic income pilot project. The motion was put forward by Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker, who said that a…

Scotland is building its first eco-friendly homeless village

By: Zoe Melnyk As children, we’re taught that anything is possible and that if you work hard enough and if you dream big enough, you can achieve anything. If you ask a classroom of elementary school kids what they want…

IKEA recreates Syrian home to show guests a cruel reality

By: Zoe Melnyk A trip to IKEA usually involves a lot of walking around, some cafeteria food that is surprisingly good, and the occasional panic attack when you can’t figure out how to leave. It also involves dozens of miniature set…

Say goodbye to Wi-fi bills because your LED lights could provide all the Li-fi you need

By: Zoe Melnyk In 2011, Professor Harald Haas introduced the concept of Li-fi and it blew everyone’s mind. Except for the fact that it didn’t because most people didn’t hear about it. Haas argued that instead of building the Internet…

Where can I live off minimum wage in the United States?

BY: ZOE MELNYK The average age of someone working at a minimum wage job is 35. Wait, 35.  That’s right. It’s not teenagers and college students living off minimum wage anymore, it’s mostly adults. A quarter of those adults working on minimum…

Educate yourself on a number of important issues by watching these powerful documentaries

So let’s be honest, no one has the time or the energy to become an expert on every controversial issue happening in our society. There’s LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, feminism, abortion, drug use, and the list goes on. So,…

Gay dating app Grindr is pushing its users to vote this election for one very important reason

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Grindr, a gay-dating app, is urging its American users to get out, get loud and vote. Before the huge presidential debate on September 26th, the app took a poll on their American users’ opinions on the upcoming election…

This TED talk encourages bad feminism and you should too

By: Zoe Melnyk Somehow, along the way, society lost the meaning of what it really means to be a feminist. Just mentioning the word feminism will either send everyone into an uncomfortable silence or a lecture about “feminazis” hating on…

Why do women really want children?

By: Zoe Melnyk Just a single generation ago, it was completely normal for a woman to graduate from high school, get married, and have children. In 1980, the average age for women to start having children was just over 22…

In Hollywood, not having a penis is a barrier to both funding and power (Infographic)

BY: DANIEL WATERBOURNE Hollywood has a diversity problem. Behind the camera and in front of the camera there is a common thread. Although visible minorities constitute nearly half of the American population, the difference in creative and onscreen representation between…

Photos reveal a depressing truth when men are Photoshopped out of World institutions

 BY: JESSICA BEUKER In the past 20 years the percentage of women in parliament has almost doubled. The bad news is that even doubled, that number sits at a meagre 22 per cent. It’s a number that leaves me disheartened,…

These beautiful family portraits prove that racial borders are just imaginary lines

BY: THE PLAID ZEBRA Perhaps you have heard the myth of the “tragic mulatto,” a term that casts bi-racial people as chronically depressed, caught in the crack between black and white society. The myth was promoted heavily in 19th century…