Category Culture

Just Your Regular Uncool Feminist.

Since the beginning of time (or at least for the last few decades) there has been a highly sought after persona among some women: the ‘cool girl.’ The cool girl is ‘super chill,’ and ‘one of the guys.’ We all know at least one cool girl. She watches sports with the guys, listens to their […]

#TakeAKnee: Protest, Privilege & Patriotism.

The co-host of NBC Sunday Night Football, Mike Tirico, described this past Sunday as “an NFL day the likes of which we have never seen before.” Over 130 NFL players took a knee or sat during the national anthem during the league’s first nine games, and hundreds more, including coaches and owners, stood with linked […]

My New Classmate is Another Example of Our Systems Failing Women.

Earlier this year, Charles Barrons was charged with assault, breaking and entering, uttering threats, and sexual assault. One night at a bar in Halifax, Barrons spotted an ex-girlfriend with a man. Shortly after the two left, Barrons followed them to the woman’s apartment, where he smashed in the door and forced his way into her bedroom. Barrons fought with the […]

Charlottesville: Don’t Look Away, Don’t Play Ignorant.

Charlottesville: Race and Terror It doesn’t matter that this video is distressing, terrifying and disgusting. Watch it. All of it. You have a responsibility to know what is happening. You can’t claim ignorance when white supremacy sweeps America and when it creeps into Canada. Read this too. Read everything I’ve written. I don’t care that […]

Canada is Failing Indigenous Women.

When Justin Trudeau came into power in 2015, many Canadians (myself included) were eager to see if he would deliver on his empathetic, progressive platform. One of the promises he made was a commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the commission of a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). In […]

Canada 150: An Erasure of History.

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 […]

Capitalism v Feminism: A Necessary Battle?

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, […]