Canada Feminism

Feminist Baby Names To Empower Your Little One

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Parents

We’ve included sweet names for both boys and girls.

Feminism Has To Be Intersectional. This New Book Explains Why

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living

"The only way you can be truly feminist is by embracing that’s how our world looks and behaves."

'Property Brothers' Star Put Online Bullies In Their Place On Facebook

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living

Commenters did not like the fact Jonathan Scott supported the Women's March.

Why I Joined The Women's March

Leviana Coccia | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Impact
Leviana Coccia

The Women's March is a reminder that there are many ways to support a positive future. You don't have to make a sign or scream really loud or join 60,000 people on foot. You can educate yourself and others, you can donate to causes that support equality and the environment, you can volunteer for organizations that improve lives of people in your community and you can make small changes in your lifestyle to better the future of others.

Busting Gender Stereotypes Can Benefit Men In Life And Career

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

People are realizing that, without the weight of gendered expectations, they can embrace skills, talents and passions irrespective of gender, which benefits individuals, corporations and the world. It is a long way from where we once were, labelled "pink" or "blue" at birth and put into our gender-specific boxes.

Let's Rethink The Pressure Of Cooking Family Meals During The Holidays

Merin Oleschuk | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Merin Oleschuk

While enjoying a wholesome meal together is surely a worthy goal, family meal campaigners don't always acknowledge the work that goes into this achievement: the time demands, parenting challenges and financial burdens required to put good food on the table. These pressures exist daily, but for many of us-particularly women-- they come to a head during holidays.

Canada Must Be A Shining Light For World's Women During Dark Days

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Caroline Riseboro

Fears that the divisive politics which characterized Brexit and the U.S. presidential election will undermine liberal democracies across the globe, and put the world's most vulnerable people in harm's way, have never been greater. They are not misplaced -- right now real lives and a meaningful Canadian identity are at stake.

It's Finally Men's Turn To Embrace So-Called 'Feminine' Fabrics

Leah Morrigan | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

True self-expression must have freedom without gendered boundaries. To allow men true freedom, freedom of their senses, we must loosen the knots of gender expression through clothing and fabric and allow men to be who they naturally are.

Montreal Massacre Lessons More Important After Trump: Women's Group

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living

Trump’s election win gives license to misogynists, Dr. Stanton said.

Why 'Locker Room Talk' Hurts Both Women And Men

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

From the time we enter high school we are told that this type of talk is harmless, good-natured joking and if we react negatively, we must lack a sense of humour. What we fail to mention is that locker room talk leads to groping and unwanted sexual advances because when you dehumanize people in conversation, their needs no longer count. Once you have obscenely torn a woman apart with bro-talk, an insidious web of disrespect is woven. It becomes difficult to promote her and even more difficult to work for her. In short, it limits her opportunities.

It's Time To Address Violence Against Women With Disabilities

Bonnie L. Brayton | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Bonnie L. Brayton

There are still no resources to speak of for girls with disabilities facing violence, even though they experience violence at higher rates and more frequently than any other group of young women and girls in Canada. The rates of sexual, physical, verbal and systemic violence are at least three times higher.

Long Live Rory Gilmore: An Ode To My First Feminist Role Model

Louise Johnson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada TV
Louise Johnson

In ways I only now recognize in hindsight, Rory Gilmore shaped the trajectory of my life during an impressionable phase of transition-hood. While it sounds silly and cliché for a fictional character to have had such an impact, she truly was an integral part of my adolescence.

Sexual Violence In Video Games Isn't Child's Play

Meredith Fowke | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Meredith Fowke

When I explained why I will not buy Grand Theft Auto 5 for my son and why he is not allowed to buy it even with his own money, he replied, "but it's just a game." I can't get angry at him for wanting a game that nearly all his friends have. But I cannot, and will not, give in. There is no place for this content in a video game.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Says We Have To Stop Ignoring Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living

"Our boys need to look up to older people around them, especially male figures."

Trump Win Proves You Can't Be 'Your Own Kind' Of Feminist

Tara K. Reed | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Tara K. Reed

After the U.S. election, I wanted to call myself a feminist. Especially as friends wept about the uncertain (and certain) future of a Trump America. Still, I can't. Because feminism is hiding too many racists and bigots. People who hear "Be your own kind of feminist" and place emphasis on "your own kind."

Advertisers, Let's Portray Pregnant Women Accurately

Angie Campanelli | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Style
Angie Campanelli

Why should a double zero model get to strap on a baby-bump, as though it's a mere accessory like shoes or bracelets, and pose in a maternity clothing campaign?

Why We Hurt After Hillary's Defeat

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

We hurt because this was personal. Women who have come such a long way in our evolution and fought so hard to be valued, valuable and powerful in every definition of the word. That pain knows no borders -- or walls. And that mourning is the loss of a dream. The dream that women can be much more. That's why it feels so personal.

Are You Having Your Own Misogynist Moment?

Jessica Holmes | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Holmes

Why do we laugh at a comedian's misogynist joke? Why do we vote for a man who brags about grabbing women by their genitalia? Why would we try to seduce a man who abused us? I don't know whether it's a fear of being disliked or an inferiority complex or a survival instinct or a tainted childhood or a history of women who speak up for themselves being trashed (Trump's relentless "she's a fat, ugly lesbian" attack on Rosie O'Donnell always comes to mind), trying to put an end to misogyny is not for the faint of heart.

Hillary Clinton's Words To Little Girls Are Wise Ones For Women Too

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Living

"Never doubt that you are valuable ... "

Toronto Police Chaplain's Sexist Views Don't Define My Islam

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Concerns have been recently raised about the Muslim Toronto police chaplain on his personal views about women and marriage. Officer Musleh Khan's viewpoints come across as strongly patriarchal and infantalizing of women.

You're Not A Mess, So Stop Saying It

Lauren Ross | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Ross

Confidence is intimidating, but it shouldn't be. Why should I feel guilty about being happy with myself? I have flaws, sure, but I am not a mess. So why do I participate in mess culture? Why, at brunch, do I feel obligated to chime in with a self-disparaging comment? There is no reason to participate in something that downplays what I have to offer.

I Paid The Price For Arriving Early To The Braless Revolution

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Anya Wassenberg

I'd been teased mercilessly from about grade four or five on about the smallness of my breasts -- good, honest B cups, but they were not the favoured size of my youth. So I came to a logical conclusion: I stopped wearing a bra. Why bother, if no one's looking? I did mention I was naive.

Trump May Be The Women's Movements' Best Recruitment Tool Yet

Shari Graydon | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Shari Graydon

Thoughtful and attentive people of all ages and affiliations now have chilling clarity about the depth of the double standard and breadth of unconscious bias and its impact on women -- even those who have, in fact, worked twice as hard to be thought half as good.

PTSD In The Wake Of Abuse Is A Reality For Many Women

Lauren Messervey | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

Teal Swan was only six years old when she found herself in the hands of her abuser and forced into a nightmarish world that a lot of people were unwilling (or unable) to believe. For the better part of 13 years, she was was raped, beaten and psychologically tortured by people who she was told to trust.

A Positive Mindset Helped Me Lose Over Half My Body Weight

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

I was verbally bullied about my weight throughout school. The weight started increasing exponentially while I was in high school. That is when it started impacting my moods and the way I looked at life... I did not want to be around my friends and I started isolating myself. I became physically sick with stomach problems, mentally sick and looked down upon myself. I hit rock bottom.