Canadians Expect Things To Stay Crappy For Women

HuffPost Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Living

Young women are especially pessimistic.

Canada Post Should Never Have To Deliver A Sexist, Racist Paper

Andrew Tumilty | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Andrew Tumilty

Last year the minister responsible for Canada Post issued what a prohibitory order to stop delivery of a disgusting hate rag known as Your Ward News by Canada Post carriers. Defenders of Your Ward News say this is a free-speech issue, and their rights are being denied. They are completely wrong on both counts.

Driver Charged For Yelling All-Too-Common Slur At Female Journalist

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada

The reporter says she's heard it before.

Joshua Ostroff

Indigenous Women Shouldn't Have To Live In Fear. But They Do

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living

"I definitely can remember being called a squaw and a man assuming that he had access to me, to my body, to my hair."

Powerful Photo Series Shows 'Who Donald Trump Really Is' (NSFW)

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Living

“I never really cared for or understood politics, but this year was different,” the photographer said.

N.L. Minister Says She's Endured 'Vile' Online Abuse

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Politics

"Have a disagreement with me ... Don't vote for me ... But don't abuse me online."

Trump Tower Has No Place In Vancouver's Skyline

Sarah E. Leamon | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah E. Leamon

Quite simply, the values espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters do not align with the values that are held by the majority of Canadians -- and they certainly do not align with the values that are held by the vast majority of Vancouverites. Bottom line: there is no room for Trump in our city.

I'm Fighting To Keep A Neo-Nazi Paper Out Of My Neighbourhood

Lisa Kinsella | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Kinsella

It's not just the U.S. that is experiencing an increase in hate, it's been here at home -- Toronto -- for quite some time. And it's been landing on our doorsteps. It's the misogynist, racist, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim and homophobic piece of garbage that calls itself the innocuous sounding "Your Ward News."

Abuse Hampers The Progress Of Women In Politics

Jerry Dias | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

When women are missing from politics, their lived experiences are missing -- naming the issues and coming up with solutions, identifying barriers and revealing the breadth of experience with violence. With more women in politics, we could hope that such vital issues would not be allowed to be ignored for so long in the future.

How Do I Explain Trump's Presidential Win To My Daughters?

Tara Katrusiak Baran | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Parents
Tara Katrusiak Baran

As I rose before sunrise on Wednesday morning to the cries of my youngest daughter, who is 16 months old, The one question that I asked myself, again and again, was this: How do I explain to these children how a man who has openly bragged about sexually assaulting women has become the president-elect of the United States of America?

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.

St. John's Newspaper Calls Out Readers For Misogynistic Comments

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2016 | Canada Impact

"As a group of journalists, we totally are against this type of commentary."

Judge Needs To Be Held Accountable For What He Said About Rape Victim

Sarah E. Leamon | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Alberta
Sarah E. Leamon

The distasteful conduct of a Federal Court Justice will be the subject of a public hearing, set to commence in September. Justice Robin Camp is under fire for comments that he made during a 2014 sexual assault trial, which he presided over during his time as a provincial court judge in Alberta.

Online Threats Against Rachel Notley Are Part Of A Disturbing Trend

Jerry Dias | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

A disgusting image was distributed on Twitter late last week and over the weekend, part of a disturbing trend that is increasingly all too common in its open targeting of women in positions of power. This image and any that threatens violence against any woman are completely unacceptable. None of these incredible women need me, or any man, to come to their defense. But as a man, and as an ally that is committed to stopping violence against women, it is my duty to tell other men that this sort of behaviour is completely unacceptable and must end.

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.

The Unexamined Significance Of Donald Trump

Joe Killoran | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Joe Killoran

While most reasonable people are mystified and disgusted by the popularity of Donald Trump, his appeal isn't surprising considering the way the Republican party has conducted itself for the past 50 years. But while Trump is adept at using the type of bigotry the Republican Party has employed for decades, he deviates from Republican orthodoxy in the areas most important to Republican elites. And that makes all the difference.

I Am A Fat, Gay Man – And I Finally Love My Body

Frank Colosimo | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Frank Colosimo

I crushed on guys who were "out of my league." I saw others get attention while I was ignored or rejected. I felt bad about my body, which was mostly fat, with little or no visible muscle. My face was pretty and my mannerisms were soft, leaving me pretty low in the hierarchy. So I took action.

Do Half Of Misogynistic Tweets Really Come From Women?

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living

Online harassment is complicated.

Kirk Cameron's Outdated Views On Marriage Don't Deserve Attention

Sara Starkman | Posted 05.20.2017 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

Kirk Cameron believes (drum roll please) that, "Wives are to honour and respect and follow their husband's lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband." WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? I'm so serious. Partners, PARTNERS are supposed to honour each other and treat each other with respect.

Pregnant Reporter May Press Charges Over 'FHRITP' Run-In

Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living

Grown men who do this, look at your life. Look at your choices.

Manitoba NDP Star Wab Kinew Faces Calls To Be Dumped As Candidate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Politics

The comments made fun of fat women and called a sport "gay.''

Watching Chris Tucker Make Rape Jokes Made Me Sick

Sara Starkman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Sara Starkman

I was literally dumbfounded as Chris thrashed around the stage like a gutless fish. He chose to open with his plight with marriage and being in a relationship. I could tell from the moment he started we were destined for trouble.

Who Decides What Makes a Woman?

Madison Foster | Posted 06.11.2016 | Canada Living
Madison Foster

Writer Elinor Burkett, in this past weekend's New York Times, takes it upon herself to define womanhood, which she feels is under attack from trans women. Instead, Burkett only succeeds in viciously grinding an anti-feminist axe with the intent of severing trans women from our rightful womanhood. Transmisogyny is where transphobia and misogyny meet, each intensifying the other. It is a form of gendered oppression experienced by trans women, central to which is the vicious lie that we are, or ever have been, men. This is violence, a violence which all too frequently ends in a trans woman's death.

Action Bronson's Upcoming Toronto Performance Under Fire For Misogyny

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Living

UPDATE: Action Bronson has responded to the petition on Twitter — please see tweets at bottom of story. NOTE: The article below contains graphic ...

What I Hear When You Call My Unborn Daughter a "Drama Queen"

Vicki Murphy | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

"Good luck with the little drama queen," they say when they find out I'm expecting a girl. It seems we gals have a rep right out of the womb -- as dramatic, irrational whack-jobs. So, when one of us is assaulted and comes forward, many people instantly think: oh she's exaggerating, seeking attention or revenge or a payday. It's a pattern, after all.