Feminists

I'm a Feminist But I Will Never Identify With 'Sextremism'

Toula Drimonis | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

Truth be told, I have so many issues with FEMEN, I wouldn't even know where to begin, but I'll attempt to explain them all here as best as I can. For those who don't know (and there are many of you), FEMEN is a Ukraine-based movement started in 2008 to protest the growing sex industry in the country. The movement soon branched out and began protesting other gender issues, including the perceived oppression of women at the hands of religious institutions.

21 Feminists Who Aren't Ashamed Of Being Feminists

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living

Finding someone who believes in gender equality these days is probably just as easy as finding someone who likes to watch movies. And yet, even while ...

A Letter To Proud Men Who Think "No" Means "Yes"

Eternity E Martis | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

Dear proud men who have taken a woman's "No" to sexual activity, touching, or intercourse as a "Yes" instead of respecting her wishes; to men who have...

Why Women Are Always Hungry (And Not Just For Food)

Brianna Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Brianna Goldberg

We know young women bouncing back from eating disorders, trying to renegotiate their relationships with food and their bodies, and mothers trying to square their nurturing instincts with their identities outside the home. But we found that many women were talking around those complexities without actually talking about them.

This Mother's Letter Perpetuates Rape Culture

Darlena Cunha | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

If you're a parent, you've probably by now seen the cocky, controlling, pretty weird letter written by Kim Hall to all teenage girls her teenage boys may ever come into contact with online. Letters like the one Mrs. Hall wrote to teenage girls are a prime example of how rape culture perpetuates itself in today's society in an insidious and innocent-looking way.

Ladies: Hugo Schwyzer's Life Is Not Your Fault

Darlena Cunha | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Have you heard about Hugo Schwyzer taking a break from the feminist internet? He's leaving, and he wants you all to know that it's because you're such meanie heads. Yes, you. Posting your snarky tweets about his freelance gigs, commenting your agitated words under his writing. Can't a man speak for women and just be left alone?

Don't Worry About Political Correctness - Say What You Feel

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada
Graham Templeton

Absolutely nobody benefits from the hateful, idiotic idea that repressing our genuine thoughts and feelings can ever be helpful to anyone -- so say what you feel. If you take a moment to articulate yourself clearly and without aggression, I absolutely guarantee that you'll be rewarded.

Devon Murphy

Feminism's Future In Doubt

HuffingtonPost.com | Devon Murphy | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Impact

"I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are?" - Beyoncé Something about the word “feminism” seems to hav...

Don't Bully Me Because I'm a Feminist

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

In a movement where the main thrust is equality, you wouldn't think that bullying would be a problem. But it is. As feminism fights the dominant ideology, those within the movement sometimes forget to put down their dukes when they turn around and face each other. This is where bullying plays a large role in feminism. All this he-said-she-said, back-and-forth, and the point of the movement gets lost as former feminists wade around the murky waters of their own egos and trivial bickering. This happens on the internet, on the street and in academia too.

Why Don't Petite Girls Get Criticized

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Style
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

It really bothers me that mainstream body image activists tend to pick and choose their battles, focusing primarily on larger sizes and sexuality while ignoring the small. When being small is ever even mentioned, it's often lip service. At best, they acknowledge that it is an issue, and then never discuss it again unless someone else brings it up.

What Feminists Really Think of Jane Austen

Elizabeth Kantor | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Kantor

The feminists have discovered The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After. Or, at the very least, decided that they can't go on ignoring it -- and they're definitely not sold. But does taking a modern approach on Austen's classic work ruin it? Which approach really reduces Austen's work? Taking her principles seriously, and asking how her insights might apply today? Or dismissing her ideas about love and sex -- wherever they don't overlap with modern enlightened opinion -- as blind prejudices that she would surely grow out of if only we could whisk her to the 21st century?

Beyoncé: Feminist Or Fauxminist?

Vancouver Observer | Bianca Pencz | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Living

By Bianca Pencz, Vancouver Observer Today, Beyoncé was chosen by People Magazine as the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” in 2012. With Sas...