Sexism

Why The Next U.S. President Should Be A Woman

Tara Katrusiak Baran | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada
Tara Katrusiak Baran

In our world, boys take for granted that the world is their oyster. They assume that they can fill any position, aspire to any vocation. They see role models in action every single day of their lives. From the kings and conquerors of history to modern presidents, boys see no inherent obstacles to obtaining high public office.

Why We Need To Emphasize Diversity In Muslim Voices

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Exclusivist, sexist and homophobic viewpoints sold in the name of religion must be fully challenged and resisted. Diversity allows for the drowning out of extreme voices. This means Muslim students on campus and Muslims in the community must strive for plurality of religious spaces.

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.

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."

#LiftHerUp Campaign Counters Sexist 'Lock Her Up' Chant

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.11.2016 | Canada Alberta

“We cannot tolerate this hateful language ..."

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.

What Impacts Women's Careers In STEM?

Dr. Emily Agard | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Emily Agard

In Canada, women remain underrepresented in the STEM fields, making up 22 per cent of the STEM workforce. Women earn nearly half of the bachelor's degrees in science but only a third of the PhDs. They are also underpaid, with a 7.5 per cent wage gap.

Trump Won Because Of Elitism, Not Sexism

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

Imagine. You, me or anyone else in a democracy deciding that because we are really convinced it's somebody's time, that we can then use our position of power to rig that outcome. How much more tragic when that Presidential candidate may have resulted in a Democrat like Bernie Sanders. Piling on the tragedy is the likelihood that a Sanders presidency could've brought a Democratic majority in the Senate and the House.

Are Canadian Trump Supporters Creating A Divided America At Home?

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

Somewhere deep inside I knew he would achieve this goal, but I didn't expect it to completely uncover the true face of America that many have long ignored and continue to ignore. Trump not only won over the hearts of many Americans, but he pulled all the champions of hate and division out of their holes.... I fear that this Trump "movement" will slip its way into Canada and fuel the fire in those who have long remained quiet or polite about their shared vision for a divided community of people where only some lives matter and deserve basic human rights.

Helping Our Youth (And Ourselves) Deal With The Trump Trauma

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

As the results began to become undeniable and there was no avoiding the dreaded outcome, I witnessed my children and their friends reaching out to ask each other in shock and asking their parents "How could this happen?"

Donald Trump's Win Demands That We All Fight Harder

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Caroline Riseboro

Hillary Clinton has been called shrill and cold, where a man might be called firm and resolute. Her election journey was paved with sexism and impossibly high standards, and she had to prove her worth repeatedly despite Donald Trump's evident lack of competence and experience in politics. Never before has there been such a clear example of an underqualified man getting the job over a highly competent woman.

'Grab Her By The Taco' Goes Beyond One Restaurant's Dumb Mistake

Elia Herrera | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living
Elia Herrera

Using humour to perpetuate Trump's demeaning and offensive rhetoric towards women, to sell a Mexican product, is disgusting. This is a lot bigger than La Carnita, it's about recognizing that as a culture we cannot adopt this way thinking by making light of comments like this.

It's Ridiculous We're Still Shaming Men For Wearing Skinny Jeans

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Style
Nicholas Mizera

For those of you who grew up in a later era (or, perhaps, haven't fully caught up with the rest of Canadian society since those heady days), let me remind you why critics urged guys to burn their tight denim and labelled men who wore the style as less-than: skinny jeans were feminine, and feminine -- for guys -- means "bad." Substitute any other vaguely feminine trend, from floral prints to makeup for men, and it's the same story. But we've made so much progress since then, right?

Fed-Up Graphic Designer Gives 'Girls' Life' Mag Best Makeover

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Parents

"Suck it, #GirlsLife."

Controversial Band's Calgary Show Back On, Despite Outcry

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

"They assert that their band name is not intended to be derogatory."

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."

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.

Female Olympians Are Not Their Appearance Or Marital Status

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living
Caroline Riseboro

Through unrelenting determination and sheer talent, you finally reach the world's greatest theatre of athleticism -- a level of competition few ever reach. You are an Olympian. Then you see it: the headline describing your victory reads, "Wife of a Bears' lineman wins a bronze medal today in Rio Olympics."

The Internet Isn't Happy With This Margot Robbie Interview

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

GUH.

Women Shouldn't Be Ashamed Of Masturbation

Alicia Meek | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Meek

I've always been an advocate for speaking openly about sex and masturbation. I make a point in asking my friends (and mother) who are in long term relationships about their sex lives, partnered or solo. The singles are more likely to offer information, but I'll pester them every once and a while anyways.

Moms And Dads, Teach Consent Along With The Birds and Bees

Jessica Holmes | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada Parents
Jessica Holmes

I know this makes you uncomfortable to talk about. I sure don't want to hear it, either. But I need to. You're the people I trust most, and my first line of defence against regrettable or unwanted sexual encounters. Don't limit the sex talk to periods and how babies are made. Tell me EVERYTHING!

Stop Making Sexist Career Suggestions For My Baby

Jean Lomas-Hamilton | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Parents
Jean Lomas-Hamilton

"Look at her kick those legs! She's going to be a dancer when she grows up!" It's an innocent enough comment, and I know it's mostly just a way to make conversation, but it's really starting to irk me. I think it has to do with the sexist assumptions embedded in these kinds of statements.

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.''

Refusing Skimpy Uniforms Can Still Cost Women Their Jobs

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business

Ontario's recent human rights report is not in touch with reality, labour groups say.