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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 […]

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, […]

Wisdom from Women of Colour.

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. […]

Bill C-377: Judges Must Understand Rape.

“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 […]

You Don’t Know Jack (About Gender).

If my blog was a university (which would be called Sassy State U), this post would be equivalent to a “Introduction to French” or “Economics 101.” If you are at least somewhat up to date on your gender identifiers/terms, then this should be an easy class for you. But, if like most North Americans, your […]

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. […]