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Beisan Zubi's Blog
Beisan Zubi is a student at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, currently completing a double major in Creative Writing and Political Science.
A recent article, penned by the National Post's Editorial Board,"Women's Studies is still with us" has the audacity to claim that Women Studies, and specifically feminism, the “radical” force behind Women Studies, “has done untold damage to families, our court systems, labour laws, constitutional freedoms and even the ordinary relations between men and women.”
As a member of the oft-ignored youth vote, I see some stirrings on my university campus to get out there and have our voices heard. Since the 1960s, when the younger generation was a strong force in societal changes taking place across North America, the atmosphere has settled into one of (perceived) apathy and ignorance.
I see this on my university campus, where a vocal and compassionate minority attempt to affect interest in the silent majority. Organizations such the Canadian Federation of Students (the CFS is one of the biggest student-focused lobby groups in Canada) have been organizing debates and information sessions across Canadian campuses, and while I can't speak for the whole country, a lot of this work goes unnoticed. Why is this?