Supriya Dwivedi
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Supriya is fluently trilingual in English, French and Hindi, so that means she can give you her (unsolicited) opinion in all three languages. Being the good Indian girl that she is, Supriya graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, and upon completion she was accepted into both medical and law school.

Much to the chagrin of her parents, Supriya opted to pursue the legal route where she could finally use her argumentative powers for good. She completed her LL.B in civil law at the University of Montreal, and is currently a J.D. candidate for May of 2013.

She is a regular contributor to CJAD 800 and is the co-host and producer for "Delmar & Dwivedi". The show features Supriya and her co-host, Dan Delmar, a commentator for The National Post, taking a critical look at the week's hot topics and politics, whilst being funny and un-boring, setting them apart from every other talk show currently covering Canadian politics. It airs Sundays at 1pm on CJAD 800.

Supriya also works as a Research Assistant and Policy Analyst for the Centre of Genomics and Policy, where her work involves liability issues involved in direct-to-consumer genetic profiling, e-consent, the commercialization of stem cells, and the consequent challenges to the Canadian regulatory framework. But her parents still tell their friends she’s in her 4th year of medical school.

She blogs on politics, religion, legal issues, women's rights, and lives in Montreal with her dog, Cody.

Entries by Supriya Dwivedi

Between the Generations: Does Feminism Need a Makeover?

(15) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 3:54 PM

Two women from two different generations giving their perspective on issues that matter. This week we ask: does feminism need a makeover?

Elissa's perspective...

I've decided feminism needs a makeover.

A simplistic solution to an endemic problem? Maybe. But it seems feminism and its ideals are in a bit of...

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Between the Generations: Slut-Shaming

(2) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 12:33 PM

Between the Generations: two women from two different generations giving their perspective on issues that matter

During one of our many engaging conversations, it occurred to both Elissa and I that regardless of the years between us, there are many things that we both happen to find worthy of drawing...

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Marois Governs With Hysterics, Not History

(107) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 12:21 PM

Having been made the subject of international mockery so many times within the first 365 days in power would be tough for most governments. Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois, however, seem to bask in it, reveling each time their government is ridiculed within Canada and abroad.

Last week, in...

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Rape Culture? What Rape Culture?

(18) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 11:37 AM

In a blatant exemplification of moral superiority, many prefer to think of rape culture as being relegated to the developing world. With women making up the majority of the post secondary population, holding key positions of political power, and finally creeping their way into the boardroom, how could something as...

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Blackface Breakdown: Welcome To Race Relations In Quebec

(47) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 10:31 AM

Earlier this month Huffington Post blogger Nydia Dauphin wrote a post titled "Why The Hell Are Quebec Comedians Wearing Blackface?" She was referring to Mario Jean's "impersonation" of Boucar Diouf at the Gala des Oliviers, in which Jean used black makeup to portray Diouf. With that, race relations...

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Is International Women's Day an International Joke?

(13) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 4:16 PM

Today is International Women's Day, and although you might notice the requisite "Let's Empower Women and Girls" op-ed on your social media news feeds, the truth is that this day is more or less a farce. It's a day where society can say they have talked about "women's" issues for...

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Will Montreal Students Live Happily Ever After?

(26) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 4:44 PM

Once upon a time, in a magical, distinct society known as Quebec, a very small portion of the student population sought to take down their government. A Maple Spring is what they were calling for; a complete ousting of the corrupt government. Their cri de coeur was a tuition increase....

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Morgentaler 25 Years Later: We've Come a Long Way Baby

(61) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 4:27 PM

Twenty-five years ago today, the highest court in Canada handed down a landmark ruling that would forever change the scope of women's rights in this country. In 1988, following the Supreme Court of Canada judgment, R. v. Morgentaler, it was found that the constraints placed on abortion were unconstitutional, and...

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Why Hillary Clinton Can't Talk Like a Man

(15) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 4:33 PM

I'm not sure why I'm still surprised when the media quite predictably portrays women in a different light than they do men. Call it systematic cautious optimism -- with every sexist jab the media delivers I sincerely hope that it's the last one. Accordingly, it never ceases to amaze me...

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Protesting Gang Rape Won't Change Indian Misogyny

(7) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 8:12 AM

A 23-year-old medical student was on a bus with her boyfriend in New Delhi, and was subsequently gang-raped and sadistically beaten by six men. Two weeks later, she succumbed to her injuries and died. Despite the fact that a woman is raped every 22 minutes in India, this...

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Generation Y: Politically Engaged and Enraged

(58) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 7:24 AM

It would seem as though my generation, colloquially referred to as millennials or Generation Y, seem to be greatly feared by politicians, specifically politicians who are right of centre.

Conservative politicians are terrified of millennials, and for good reason. Paul Beck, a professor at Ohio State University, theorized that...

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Trudeau's Love of Guns and Lattés Gives Him an Edge

(20) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 10:17 AM

Justin Trudeau had barely finished taking his foot out of his mouth when he decided to cram it right back in there. Although this time, his foot is giving Canadians an involuntary gag reflex. After spending his years in Parliament defending the long-gun registry, and voting to keep the registry,...

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Why This Feminist Atheist Still Celebrates Diwali

(170) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 11:37 AM

I grew up in a moderately religious household. My mother regaled my sister and I with the epic stories of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, we went to the Mandir (Hindu temple) on a regular basis and my mother and my sister prayed everyday.

I began to question religion...

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How the President Won the Vagina Vote

(16) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 10:30 AM

After $6 billion, a Republican primary that rivaled the abnormality of a 1920s freak show, countless memes and a full-fledged war on women, the people of America have spoken. Though it's hardly the triumphant victory progressives would have wanted for their country. Alas, a win is...

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Are You There, God? It's Me -- Climate Change

(26) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 12:40 PM

Hurricane Sandy pelted the eastern seaboard with high winds, devastating storm surges, fallen power lines, billions in damages and a death toll over 60. The cover of Business Week is rather blunt in its position: "It's Called Global Warming, Stupid." The article goes on to state that it...

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Is the Harper Government More Romney Than Obama?

(17) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 7:39 AM

A funny thing has been happening lately: Americans of all political stripes have been getting mighty defensive about the political discourse that has been surrounding the current American Presidential debate. As a quintessential Canadian, I understand. It is downright embarrassing to be presenting Barack Obama as a progressive, under any...

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Will the Law Listen to Amanda Todd's Story?

(25) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 5:21 PM

When Amanda was in the 7th grade, she was with her friends playing around with a webcam, in an effort to meet new people, and she agreed to flash someone. A year later, the photo was posted to Facebook, consequently sending Amanda into a depression. Despite changing schools twice, the...

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Motion 312: If You're An Old White Guy, I Don't Want to Hear IIt

(162) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 12:26 PM

There has been a lot of indignation and distress over Stephen Woodworth's Private Member Bill, Motion 312. There is indeed a lot to be upset over, although the recent call for Rona Ambrose's resignation is both overblown and misplaced. Overblown because we were all fully aware of her...

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My College Sweetheart, Facebook, Has Broken my Trust

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 4:58 PM

We all do it, don't we? Whether in class or at work, everybody tends to check their Facebook feed. Increasingly, however, I have begun to find Facebook more of an annoyance than anything. Although this afternoon, I would have welcomed my usual eye-roll at the several inane status updates I...

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Even Before the Shots, This Election Was Rooted in Hate

(52) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 3:50 AM

This blog post was supposed to be about firsts for Quebec. With record voter turnout at over 70 per cent yesterday, it was among the highest ever for this province. Additionally, the people of Quebec elected our first ever female Premier, Pauline Marois, and the PQ was ushered into power...

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