When I raise my hand in class, some people roll their eyes before I have begun to speak, anticipating what I will say. There are those who, when I express a view, instantly dismiss it by saying they do not want a feminist rant. I have lost the respect of some of my peers for […]

Everyone loves Canada: I have been around the globe and without fail, when I tell someone I am from Canada they say, “Canada! I love Canada!” or “Canadians are the best!” or “Oh wow, you are so lucky to live in Canada!” I am a proud Canadian: I love my country. I love the big […]

I’m no economist, so I am going a bit outside of my wheelhouse on this topic, but failing to be an expert on something has never stopped me before. So here we go! There has been a long fought battle between feminism and capitalism, in which capitalism just generally shits on women and feminized people, […]

“My consuming desire is to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, barroom regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all this is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always supposedly in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued […]

Ah, the old boys club, also known as the old-white-cis-hetero-male club. A typical place of work for some, and hell in a cubicle for others. A place where 99% of all North Americans must endure the ever present effects of the patriarchy. For women, a place where they must be a girl in a boy’s club. […]

Many moons ago I shared some of my favourite quotes on feminism from men and women, white people and people of colour (POC). Today, I thought I would pay special attention to the magic and wisdom of women of colour (WOC), and the richness they add to not just feminist thought, but society as a whole. […]

“We live in a rape culture where we’re taught that sexual violence is accepted and expected. Our culture is one where survivors of sexual violence are blamed or ignored for coming forward with their stories.” – ‘Laura,’ complainant in Jian Ghomeshi case In Alberta, Justice Robin Camp asked a sexual assault complainant why she “couldn’t […]