Setting the Tatas Free Won't Erase Breast Cancer

Lyba Spring | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Living
Lyba Spring

Early in this year's breast cancer madness, a friend posted a photo with a caption on my Facebook page. It depicted a slim woman, nude except for panties, arms raised, flying her (matching) black bra overhead. The caption: "Support breast cancer. Set the tatas free. Oct. 13 no bra day." I don't love it and here is why.

Rona Ambrose's Vote Sucker-Punched Women

Colleen Westendorf | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Colleen Westendorf

Wednesday evening was a perilous moment for every person with a uterus in Canada and elsewhere. In a country where we are applauded for not having legal restrictions on abortion, Parliament voted on M312, which was defeated 203-91. Though the motion claimed to be in the interest of equality for everyone, nowhere did the word woman, womb, fetus, uterus, or (heaven forbid) vagina appear in the motion. The person who should have been fighting the hardest Wednesday night was the Minister for the Status of Women, Rona Ambrose. Instead she sucker-punched everyone in this country who hopes and expects to be treated in accordance with their charter rights and as a person, by voting yes.

Thanks Krista Ford, Now I'm Suffering From Rape Fatigue

Devon Murphy | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada
Devon Murphy

This Krista Ford "don't dress like a whore" thing has really put me over the edge -- truly. I am experiencing the pinnacle of what Jezebel's Erin Gloria Ryan coined "Rape Fatigue." Assuming many of you are also suffering from this enraging affliction based on the last seven or so days of the news cycle, I'll keep the recapping to a minimum and just get right to it: everyone needs to stop telling women how not to get raped. Now.

Dear Krista Ford, I Was Sexually Assaulted, but Not Dressed Like a Whore

Alice Moran | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada
Alice Moran

Dear a lot of people, but specifically Ms. Krista Ford, I feel like you owe me a moment of your time, even though we've never met. The circumstance being you called me a whore. I should clarify: I'm one of the victims of the recent string of sexual assaults in the Annex. 'Sup? It's nice to make your acquaintance. For the record, I was sexually assaulted while wearing a knee-length polka-dot dress. The last time I wore that dress, it was to Easter dinner at my Gran's, where I'm fairly certain I could make little to no money whoring.

An Informal History of the Word "Slut"

Donald D'Haene | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

Even though the euphemism "four-letter word" only came into use during the first half of the twentieth century, I think the first and most controversial anachronistic example must be "slut. I found an unusual modern-day definition: a woman with the morals of a man. Surprised? Slut is not just a term used for women.

5 Strange Protests That Rocked

CBC | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada

The "kiss-in" to support same-sex marriage that will be held at various Chick-fil-A locations in the U.S. is the latest in a series of diverse protest...

'Short Skirts Don't Rape. Rapists Rape'

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada Living

"Short Skirts Don't Rape. Rapists Rape." With a bold statement like this one, it's no surprise this photo is getting viral attention. Sharon Su, a ...

Dear Toronto Police, Stop Blaming Victims of Sexual Assault

Justin Beach | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada
Justin Beach

In 2011, we are many years past the point where any of the blame for sexual assault or sexual harassment should be pinned on the victim. That victims are in any way responsible is not the kind of message that police should be sending to the community and is certainly not a lesson that should be taught in schools.

A Slut's View on Porn

Sonya JF Barnett | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada
Sonya JF Barnett

If you know me, it's no secret that I'm a huge proponent of pornography. I've been a fan ever since I caught glimpse of the stack of Playboys in my fa...

Toronto's SlutWalk Hits The UK

AFP | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada

Thousands of women took part in a so-called Slut Walk in London on Saturday, insisting that they should be able to wear as much or as little as they l...

Slutwalk Spreads To Edmonton

Metro | Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada Politics

It's become so common, it's almost cliché -- celebrities whose tipping point to fame is the inevitable "leaked" sex tape. On the other hand, you hav...