One of the core beliefs of modern feminism is that women are capable of being their own authorities. Society tells us that we, as women, are finally free to do as we wish. On the surface, this sounds great! However, is feminism really what it claims to be?
Ever since my reception teacher told my parents that I didn’t know enough English, they stopped speaking to me in their mother tongue, Tamil. Since then, family reunions have been awkward, with my parents trying to cough up a reasonable explanation as to why I am unable to speak to them in Tamil.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a thousand pictures has a million. January is Tamil Heritage Month in Canada. To mark this occasion, Toronto City Councillor Neethan Shan’s office is putting together an exhibit on the history of Tamil-Canadians.