Society has labelled persons with disabilities and neurodivergent people as burdens for the past several centuries.
With the holiday season passed and spring on its way, many of us have gone to family get-togethers, and many of us have some coming up.
We’ve got a bit of an accessibility theme happening in this issue.
“It can be really exasperating to look back at your past. What’s the matter with you? I want to ask her, my younger self, shaking her shoulder.”
“So, what’s it like being a woman working in the music industry?”
I’m sitting in a small fluorescent-lit room about to have a conversation I’ve been rehearsing in my head for years now
Every Tuesday evening, the editors at The Uniter get together to share puns and review the last week of work.
Recently, someone on Twitter decided to have “Zim/Zer” as fake pronouns in his bio. Based on other content he’s shared and tweeted, it’s safe to assume this is a clear mockery of gender neutral pronouns, like they, ze, zie, xe.
When white men are in positions of power, is equality and diversity truly possible?
We’re inching toward the first day of spring, and also toward the end of our production season.
“Gypsy” is a slur.
Writing about music can sometimes feel like threading a needle with a live catfish.
Another day, another Trumpian scandal comes across the airwaves. It’s the sort of thing that has been in the news a lot for the last year - which is concerning enough in itself.
Somewhat unintentionally, there’s a bit of a theme going through the issue this week.
Starting in 2010, Bell Let’s Talk has begun a $100-million campaign centred around breaking down the stigmas surrounding mental health. Further, jack.org, a campus-centred organization also began in 2010, with the goal of increasing awareness of mental health and mental illness
When CBC announced their English-language broadcast team for the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games, one seemingly subtle change went almost unnoticed. While Brenda Irving was the sole woman to call play-by-play for CBC during the 2016 Olympics, this year, she’s joined by another female commentator, Signa Butler.
A recent minimum wage hike in Ontario has Manitoban students hoping they’re next. Wage hikes go hand-in-hand with the tip abolition movement, a development unfavourable to servers
Refugee claims are a pressing political subject these days. With millions of people at risk of being displaced by rising sea levels within the next century, this is an issue that won’t go away anytime soon.
Another campus-based newspaper, The Manitoban was in the news recently as a University of Manitoba Students’ Union councillor introduced – and then withdrew – a motion that would challenge the student levy funding the paper’s operations.
In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States voted in favour of repealing the net neutrality regulations that had been in place for several years.