Sexism

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.

Improving Girls' Nutrition Unlocks Their Power And Potential

Marie-Claude Bibeau | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Marie-Claude Bibeau

Good nutrition is not only fuel for strong bodies, it also provides power that unlocks potential. This was a lesson I learned from 18-year-old Alima Mbaye, who lives in Thiès, Senegal. Alima and her friends were at a point in their lives where their future and their potential should have been limitless. Instead, malnutrition - and in this case, anemia - was like a brake holding them back.

Polish Lawmaker Suspended For Stupid Remarks About Women

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada

Janusz Korwin-Mikke had said: "Of course women must earn less than men because they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent. They must earn less, that's all."

The Entertainment Industry Double Standard Hurting Women And Men

Marcia Sirota | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Sex is great, being sexy is great, looking sexy is great. Double standards, not so much. I don't see why a young actress in a magazine article describing her talent and her latest projects must be photographed in her underwear, when a young man in the same situation is photographed in jeans and a shirt.

My Quest To Become A Better Highly Imperfect Feminist

Warren Kinsella | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Warren Kinsella

Am I a feminist? As I often tell my truly feminist wife: I aspire to be a feminist, but I'm not there yet. Just as I practice law, I am incomplete. I have much to learn, and many miles to go. Perhaps on the day I die, I will be closer to being a feminist. For now, I remain highly imperfect.

Health Research Needs To Put Women's Issues On The Agenda

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Throughout my medical training, I have been struck by the failure to better differentiate women from men in terms of our health, risk of disease and drug metabolism. Often, women are contemplated as "mini-men."

Sexist Billboard Just Set Us Back About 70 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Living

No thanks

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."