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Women inspire me every day. I am surrounded by women at my work and I have amazing female friends and clients. This International Women's Day asks us to #BeBoldForChange, to create a more equal and inclusive world. To celebrate International Women's Day, here are some of my favourite quotes from some very bold, very inspiring women.
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When I first heard about the Women's March on Washington back in November, I felt called to get involved. I've used my words and my voice over the years, but have never physically marched. It was finally the time! I decided to stand with the thousands of other concerned citizens and march in solidarity here in Toronto.
We hurt because this was personal. Women who have come such a long way in our evolution and fought so hard to be valued, valuable and powerful in every definition of the word. That pain knows no borders -- or walls. And that mourning is the loss of a dream. The dream that women can be much more. That's why it feels so personal.
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I considered my own body issues again recently when I read about Amy Schumer's last sketch where she is trying to buy larger sized clothes at the store. The clerk is alarmed and she is ushered out into a cow pasture where Lena Dunham was sent months earlier when she too asked for a larger size.
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Menstruation is a natural occurrence in every woman's life, and yet, it is shrouded in some type of feminine mystery. Women will spend about 3,000 days of her life menstruating, and yet almost none talking about it. Girls are often taught from a young age that their cycle is their secret, not something to be openly discussed.
Gloria Steinem, one of the most famous leaders of the feminist movement, says there was nothing inappropriate about the recent ‘Ladies Night’ event featuring Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau that was dee...
If we look at feminism as a brand, I'd have to say it has neither widespread loyalty nor appeal -- at least not across the genders.All you need to do is look at the reaction to events of late. It would seem if people better understood feminism and actually embraced its ideals, we wouldn't be dealing with such backlash.
In just a few short decades, the workplace has radically changed. Today, women constitute nearly half of the workforce. There have never been so many women in leadership positions around the world. And there has never been so much talk about being a woman in business. In fact, there has never been a better time in history to be a woman.
With the final instalment of the Twilight franchise hitting cinemas soon, I am reminded that the fabled bad boy may make for good fiction, but seldom does he make a great catch in real life. Don't believe me? Just ask Rihanna. What duty, if any, do authors have to create strong female leads (and males who respect them)?
Like television itself, the Television Critics Association press tour is often more about the sizzle than the steak. It helped that HBO paneled sessions featuring American icons Harry Belafonte and Gloria Steinem and that certainly raised the bar.