Hello readers! 

Welcome to the annual Interrobang Sex issue. This issue plays an important role in helping educate you, our readers, on sexual health resources around campus, topics of consent and issues pertaining to the LGBTQ2S+ community. Of course, you can still find all of that here, but one topic in particular has moved to the forefront of this issue, and you can probably guess what it is.

Yes, the announcement of a federal election completely shifted our focus. Yet what we found was that this shift was decidedly, well, easy. Sex and politics will always be intricately connected in a society that views women as secondary citizens, gender as binary, and sex as taboo. Just this week, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) announced his plans to abolish the “trans agenda,” meanwhile lawmakers in Texas quietly passed an abortion bill so restrictive that it all but dismantled Roe v. Wade, and the years of efforts put forth by advocacy groups to grant women autonomy over their own bodies.

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But this issue looks beyond politics, discussing media portrayals of love, sex and gender and the, sometimes negative, effects they can have on our own perceptions of intimacy. Were Ross and Rachel ever really couple goals? Why are we still having to explain that no, Bella and Edward were not the perfect couple? 

Ultimately what we find is that having conversations, and normalizing the topics of sex and gender in our society is the only way to move forward. By reading this newspaper, you too are helping destigmatize the topic of sex in the media. Thank you.


Hannah Theodore

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