As a reaction to the movements in the United States to remove statues of controversial figures of history, Sir John A MacDonald, our first Prime Minister, has found himself on a similar wanted list.  Just as the United States has done with figures of their history, Canada has plastered MacDonald’s name across buildings, schools, and various other facilities across the country. In MacDonald’s case, the fuel for the fire is his connection and creation of the Indian Act, and the resulting cultural genocide on the native population.  Many have already asked or are beginning to ask, should John A’s memorial statues be taken down, his name ripped from the title of countless buildings across Canada?

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A look at the U.S. Constitution, and how Terminology used in the early beginnings of the U.S.A. has and will continue to make life harder for women.

Systematic marginalization of women in the United States is often attributed to general societal standards throughout their history, however, this essay will argue that although that concept is not technically incorrect, it leaves the question of where sexism is rooted largely unanswered. There is no denial; society and human nature in and of itself is sexist, and always has been; however I will argue that the systematic oppression built through centuries of legislation rooted the foundation of sexism within the law, while in unison with the largely superficial but undeniably vast importance placed on literal interpretation of written law.

Women’s march in Washington, directly outside the white house, in solidarity against Donald Trump.
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