Black Female Rappers Are Reclaiming Hypersexuality… Or Are They?

Intersectional feminist analysis is crucial, which is why staff writer Sydney Otoki chose this piece on the reclamation of sexuality by Black female rap artists. This article delves into the origins of racist mythology pertaining to the Black female body and its sexuality, and how these myths impact the present day. Continue reading Black Female Rappers Are Reclaiming Hypersexuality… Or Are They?

Intersections McGill is Expanding our Team!

We have had such an amazing semester, and are looking forward to expanding our team. We have positions for executive members, writers, and editors. Each of these positions differs, but we are looking forward to hearing from all of you! Please note applications for positions are due January 20th 2022 at 11:59PM. On our executive team, we are currently looking for a website manager, layout … Continue reading Intersections McGill is Expanding our Team!

Complicity in Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex 

Online submission by Audrey Gottschild, edited by Miranda Kexin Hu

In Simone de Beauvoir’s famous work, The Second Sex, she describes how women are complicit to the oppressed condition they find themselves to be in; being positioned as the “Other” and developing their identities in relation to men. I enjoyed editing this piece because it provides a close examination of women’s complicity, which is a key concept in reading and understanding The Second Sex. Continue reading Complicity in Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex 

Women and the Canadian Opioid Crisis: A Gendered Analysis 

Written by Katie Pallett-Wiesel, edited by Charlie Gagnon

The opioid epidemic is out of control in Canada, and women in this crisis have been overlooked, pushed to the side. This piece urges people to critically examine how gender roles negatively affect women in the opioid crisis. Continue reading Women and the Canadian Opioid Crisis: A Gendered Analysis 

Sex-Positivity Today: Different Forms and Their Shortcomings

Written by Carly Rabie, Edited by Tala MacDonald

Sex-Positivity Today: Different Forms and Their Shortcomings is an opinion piece that combines first hand experience and scholarly research to critically examine the sex positivity movement. This piece presents a fresh perspective on how we view sex, and challenges us to reexamine our conceptions of acceptance. Continue reading Sex-Positivity Today: Different Forms and Their Shortcomings

LITTÉRATURE ET PHILOSOPHIE ENTRE SÉDUCTION ET HYPERSEXUALISATION : VIVRE AVEC ET AU-DELÀ DE SON CORPS

Cet article explore le corps féminin et sa dualité comme outil de puissance et d’objectification. Grâce à son analyse de Nana d’Émile Zola, l’auteure présente l’utilisation des charmes, de la séduction, de la sexualité et du corps de la femme comme moyen de renverser les rapports de force entre les genres. Elle discute également du phénomène d’hypersexualisation du corps féminin. Étudiante en histoire de l’art, je m’intéresse particulièrement à l’analyse des images en tant qu’informatrices et productrices du discours sociétal. J’ai aimé éditer cet article, car il propose une excellente étude des discours circulant sur le corps de la femme et de sa place au sein de nos sociétés occidentales tout en apportant des pistes de solutions au débat. Continue reading LITTÉRATURE ET PHILOSOPHIE ENTRE SÉDUCTION ET HYPERSEXUALISATION : VIVRE AVEC ET AU-DELÀ DE SON CORPS

Effective Feminist Commentary Within Films?: An Analysis of Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

Written by Alycia Poirier, Edited by Naomi Decker

As an English literature major, I am fascinated by the cultural impact of media. I selected this analysis of the feminist commentary in Don’t Worry Darling (2022) because I am interested in seeing how political movements are adjusted for different platforms (i.e., how feminism translates to a Blockbuster film). Continue reading Effective Feminist Commentary Within Films?: An Analysis of Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

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MJFS is Now Intersections McGill!

Welcome to Intersections: Publications in Feminist and Social Justice Studies (formerly the McGill Undergraduate Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies – MJFS). We are a team of scholars, activists and learners who want to reimagine academia through radical publishing. At MJFS, we aim to bridge programs and research interests across spectrums to spotlight new authors and researchers. Growing from the GSFS (Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and … Continue reading MJFS is Now Intersections McGill!