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International Women’s Day: What This Day Should Be About.

Yesterday, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau shared on Facebook her visions for what International Women’s Day in Canada should look like. It read:  “Are you ready to ignite change? This week, as we mark International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat […]

Your Fetishization Is Not A Compliment.

Fetishization and tokenization are issues of racism and sexism. Issues that people dismiss because they can be construed in a positive light. “How is it offensive if I like black chicks? I love black girls!” “I don’t have a fetish, I am appreciating your culture!” But the reality is so much more complicated than that. […]

Stop Spitting on Safe Spaces.

Recently, the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba have both began discussing the possibility of reserved times exclusively for women and non-binary folk to use the gym facilities. Naturally, this caused a tornado of people to go absolutely bonkers on social media. People are rushing to share their indignation, saying that they “pay […]

Let’s Talk About Toilets.

I cringe as I write that title because yes, you are going to spend the next six minutes reading about toilets. Lucky for you, this is significantly less time than most politicians have spent contemplating toilets these last few years. A Little History In the USA, the issue of separating public restrooms by sex wasn’t […]

When You Attack A Feminist.

Feminism can be fun. Sometimes you meet your feminist soul mate, listen to a kick ass lecture, or enlighten someone in your community. There are some beautiful moments within a life led by feminism, moments we cherish. But ninety percent of the time life as a serious feminist is total crap. We routinely get dumped […]

Can Nice Guys Rape, Too?

I grew up believing that only monsters rape. This vision of a disheveled, psychotic man creeping behind the bushes was burned into my brain. But rape rarely occurs within the straight angles of a square. Rape is more than a dark alley, a deranged stranger, and a virginal victim. More often than not, sexual assault happens […]

Feminism, The Hipster.

The last decade has been a real struggle for feminism. The movement became ‘cool’ around 2008. We started hearing the term feminism more and more. We saw celebrities adopting the label and news anchors discussing the merits of the movement. In 2010, there were actually feminism themed products. You could buy clothing with big bold […]