Emma Woolley

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What It's Like Being Violated As a Teenage Girl

(55) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 8:16 AM

The violations started small. I was 12, fairly tall, with brand new boobs. My mother wouldn't let me buy "real bras" for a long time. It didn't occur to me that was weird until boys in my class started advising me to "stop wearing sports bras" because I was looking...

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A Belated Note From Jack Layton's Mourning Chaff

(4) Comments | Posted August 31, 2011 | 2:49 PM

Like many Canadians, I was shocked to hear about Jack Layton's death. I had just arrived at work and opened Tweetdeck to read a timeline of sincere condolences, expressions of grief, and links to obituaries. And I cried.

It was unexpected. I didn't know Jack. I didn't campaign for him...

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The Lack of Women in Politics: Focus on the Obstacles

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 5:09 PM

Last night, the Toronto Star published an article that asked: "Where are the female provincial candidates?"

The writer, Tanya Talaga, often writes about the lack of women in Canadian politics and I applaud her for taking on this fight. I don't, however, agree that we should focus...

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