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As a Disabled Person, Maya Angelou Taught Me To Feel 'Phenomenal'

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Amber Rehman

Those words secretly worked magic on me. As a disabled person, I had an extra swing in my waist that never bothered me. The joy in my feet was something far more powerful than anyone could understand. The flash in my teeth, were vicious to those that fed me negativity,  and the same flash was a brilliant smile that won the hearts of those that I cared about.

Respect Athletes for Their Talents, Not Their Looks

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

This isn't about whether or not Marion Bartoli is attractive, this is about the fact that it just shouldn't matter. She won at Wimbledon! I'm disgusted that there's more discussion going on about where she ranks on the "sexy meter" than any of her matches.

Dove's 'Camera Shy' Tackles Women's Self-Consciousness

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.11.2013 | Canada Style

Dove has followed up the controversial Dove's Real Beauty Sketches with a new campaign that asks women when they first became anxious about their appe...

How Facebook Learned Rape is Bad for Business

Sandy Garossino | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

For years Facebook has maintained an imperious and stony silence against pleas from users and victims about its most objectionable content. But on May 27th, Facebook finally flinched. And then it cratered, caved and capitulated in the course of a single phone call after a one-week #fbrape campaign by the smartest feminists on the planet. By the time Glenford Canning's moving blog post to Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Huffington Post, Facebook was on the phone to campaign organizers, agreeing to every term demanded from the outset.

Build Girls' Self-Esteem By Getting Them Off Sidelines

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Six in 10 girls quit activities they love because of how they feel about their looks. Last month, Dove launched its Girls Unstoppable campaign with the goal of preventing girls from giving up on the sports and activities that can help them build their confidence and self-esteem.

Why I Make Porn With "Real" People

Erika Lust | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

So I've found my home in the indie erotic film movement because it reflects my own value that anyone and everyone can and should feel sexy. We are all beautiful, just as Dove says, and we are also all sexual -- so why should sexiness be relegated to a single type? I don't buy it, and this is thanks to a great extent to my career in the adult industry.

Ladies: Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Are More Condescending Than You Think

Rondi Adamson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Rondi Adamson

Dove has been down this road before. Previously, they ran some ads with chubby ladies in underwear talking about how much they loved their bodies. I found those ads powerfully patronizing, as I find the "Beauty Sketches." It is as though women need to have their emotions managed and protected all the time.

Why Dove's 'Real Beauty Sketches' Video Makes Me Uncomfortable

Jazz Brice | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Jazz Brice

As I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. The message that we constantly receive is that girls are not valuable without beauty. My primary problem with this Dove ad is that it's not really challenging the message -- it just makes us feel like it is. It doesn't really tell us that the definition of beauty is broader than we have been trained to think it is. Don't let your happiness be dependent on something so fickle and cruel and trivial. You should feel beautiful, and Dove was right about one thing: you are more beautiful than you know. But please, please hear me: you are so, so much more than beautiful.

Dove 'Hacks' Photoshop

Huffington Post Canada | Stefani Forster | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Style

Dove Canada says it has created a Photoshop Action that reverts edited images back to their original, un-airbrushed state. The local division of th...