Modern Feminism

Anita Sarkeesian Proves We Still Need Feminism

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Living
Dina Vardouniotis

Somewhere along the way, we lost track of what the feminist movement stands for and what it doesn't. Just this week, a prominent feminist media critic, Anita Sarkeesian, cancelled a speaking engagement at the University of Utah to talk about the portrayal of women in video games, under threat of a "Montreal Massacre style attack." Really ladies...are we out of the woods yet?

Would You Still Be Anti-Feminist If You Knew What Feminism Was?

Dana Marie Krook | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Living
Dana Marie Krook

It's everyone's right to have an opinion. But here is what bothers me: they've got the wrong definition. They are basing their judgment of me, my beliefs and on feminism as a whole, on inaccurate information. What I am calling for is a re-education of women, and men, across North America. If you take a look at feminism's goal (one more time: equality!) and still want to tote a sign that says, "I'm an anti-feminist," I suppose that is your prerogative.

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...

Not Our Jobs: Emotional Responsibility and Sexism

Katie Heindl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Heindl

There's a pretty levelling quote of Germaine Greer's: "Women have no idea how much men hate them." It's the kind of quote that not only knocks you ass-backwards but continues to unfurl in front of you, because the volume it speaks is only really matched by the layers in which it's applicable.

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...

The Ascent Of Women

Sally Armstrong | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Living
Sally Armstrong

The earth is shifting. A new age is dawning. From Kabul and Cairo to Cape Town and New York, women are claiming their space at home, at work and in the public square. They are propelling changes so immense they're likely to affect intractable issues such as poverty, interstate conflict, culture and religion, and the power brokers are finally listening.

Since When Is Just Being a Mother Shameful?

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

Think on how many times you have heard clarifications to the "I'm just a stay at home mom" statement. "Oh but I volunteer too!" "I sell Tupperware!" "I have a blog!" The "us against them," view of feminism that Elizabeth Wurtzel preaches in a recent issue of Atlantic denigrates men and women. It is inflammatory and scandalizing without offering any sort of solution.

HBO's "Girls" -- Is it Really Less Humiliating Now Than it Was in the '50s?

Elizabeth Kantor | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada
Elizabeth Kantor

The publicity material for Girls, the HBO series that claims to be "a pop culture mirror" reflecting the real lives of 20-somethings in New York. Surely the most benighted pre-liberation '50-style womanhood couldn't be any more humiliating than the conditions that liberated modern women routinely tolerate today.

The #WomenOf2012 On What Matters To Them

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Living

March 8, 2012 marks the 101st anniversary of International Women's Day -- the first step into more than a century spent honouring the various contribu...