Canada Feminism

Men Must Step Up Their Game To Beat Sexism In Sport

Adam van Koeverden | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Living
Adam van Koeverden

This week, my friend and fellow Olympic champ boatsman, Adam Kreek, made a mistake that I hope can prove to be a learning experience. While chatting with Ron McLean on CBC television, he expressed his opinion that Eugenie Bouchard may not be committed to winning, evidenced by her selfies, interest in fashion and social media presence. To add fuel to the fire, when three fellow Olympians whom I admire very much -- Marnie McBean, Chandra Crawford and Annamay Pierse -- expressed concern over Twitter, he emphatically defended his commentary.

Five Ways We Can Change The Way Women Feel About Their Bodies

Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living

Five ways we can combat gender discrimination as told through activists and community members who endeavor to change the conversation one social post at a time.

Canada's Humanitarian Action Must Be Feminist And Principled

Development Unplugged | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Global humanitarian need is on the rise. The UN estimates that 125 million people need humanitarian relief and more than 60 million people are displaced from their homes. The Government of Canada's international assistance review could not have come at a more critical time. Disasters do not discriminate, but ultimately due to structural gender inequalities kill more women than men, and affect women's livelihoods hardest. Sixty per cent of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian settings and all forms of gender based violence against women and girls spike during disasters and conflict.

Don't Call Winnie Harlow A Role Model

Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Living

Winnie Harlow may be one of the most influential models in the world right now, but don’t call her a role model. The 22-year-old Mississauga, Ont. native has defied traditional beauty ideals by taking on the fashion industry and not letting her vitiligo (a condition characterized by the depigmentation of skin) get in the way of success. But she still doesn’t see herself as someone to look up to.

Heaven Help A U.S. More Concerned By Orlando's Junk Than Trump

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Donald Trump may get to be president of the United States, and if he does, it will in large part be because the U.S. populace is more interested in re-tweeting pictures of Orlando Bloom's genitalia than in finding out who the Republican candidate really is and what his intentions are for the great United States of America.

Millennials Are Having Way Less Sex Compared To Their Parents

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living

Yes, even in a world of online hook-up apps.

Women Can And Should Unapologetically Ask For What They're Worth

Heather Magee | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

This is where I see the shift in narrative taking place. It's not a matter of whether or not women are capable of succeeding in whatever field they choose. That's not the debate anymore. It's about women understanding what they're worth and feeling OK about asking for it.

Dear Boomer Employers: You Are Not Our F*cking Parents

Brett Caron | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business
Brett Caron

Like it or not, we are adults who have grown up into a world which is objectively unfair. We could go into the reasons why -- like the deregulation of corporate shenanigans which crashed our economy and rapes our ecosystem, or the wild inflation of tuition that's buried us in debt. It must be a struggle, having to listen to scary words you don't like from little people you don't respect.

What We Really Really Want Is An End To Violence Against Women

Development Unplugged | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

It is estimated that globally 1 out of 3 women will be physically or sexually assaulted in her lifetime. In some countries, rates of violence against women are so high that we have a term for it: femicide. Women around the world continue to be afraid to say no to sex, for fear of being shamed, beaten, or even killed. It needs to change.

Tessa Virtue Is Sick Of Being Told She's Too Fat And Not Good Enough

Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living

Olympic champion, Tessa Virtue, opens up about media's treatment of female athletes.

When 'Feminism' Is A Killing Word

Jess Tomlin | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Jess Tomlin

We can vote, and drive, and march on Parliament Hill without fear. But do we question the deep rooted inequalities that make it possible for Aboriginal women and girls to disappear without a trace, and without an outcry? Do we demand an end to the gender wage gap that has been stuck at around 72 per cent -- and hasn't budged in years?

Leslie Jones And The Crime Of Shattering Male Expectations

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

The fact that Ms. Jones loves herself -- the fact of her obvious confidence and the ease with which she speaks her mind -- well, that's an awful affront to the misogynists who expect a "woman like her," i.e. "not pretty enough" or light-skinned enough (in their tiny minds) to stay in the background with her mouth firmly shut.

Go See Ghostbusters Because It Matters

Erynn Brook | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Erynn Brook

I really didn't know you could save the world without looking like you're trying to pose for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition at the same time. I have never, in 30 years, seen a major movie that didn't reinforce the message that how I look is more important than what I do.

Here's Every Damn Detail About This Kim Vs. Taylor Vs. Kanye Drama

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Living

Oh boy, here we go.

Amy Schumer Reveals Her First Sexual Experience Wasn't Consensual

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living

“When it happened, I wrote about it almost like a throwaway."

Jennifer Aniston's Blog Only Addresses The Tip Of The Iceberg

Renae Regehr | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Renae Regehr

While the focus on loosening the ironclad corset and giving breathing room for diverse bodies to be loved and appreciated is a big step in the right direction, something is still fundamentally missing in our well-intentioned conquest to develop a positive body image.

After Losing 130 Pounds, This Woman Learned To Love Herself Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living

" I wanted to finally be happy and look at myself with love."

The Beautiful Meaning Behind Alanis Morissette's Baby Name

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Parents

The Canadian singer welcomed her daughter, Onyx Solace, on June 23.

Chewbacca Mom Has Touching Response To Dallas Shootings

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Parents

Get your tissues ready.

Beautiful And Brainy: 6 Inspiring Women

Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Living

Seven women who are embracing their own unique beauty and proving that behind their "pretty faces" is a powerful, intelligent, person.

Serena Williams Has The Best Response To This Sexist Question

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

OF ALL TIME.

The Internet Isn't Happy With This Margot Robbie Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

GUH.

Gwen Stefani Gets Candid About Her 'Insane' Divorce

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

She's moving on in a big way.

The New Iron Man Is Here. And She Isn't A Man

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

"It’s inspired by the world around me and not seeing that represented enough in popular culture.”

This One Secret Will Make Oral Sex Much More Pleasurable

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

This will change the way you feel.