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    What is behind the current wave of online misogyny?

    June 25th, 2015     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    Disclaimer: In order not to foster hate speech or give these groups more publicity I will not name them in this article. However, that information is readily available and any internet search with the main themes in this article will lead you to their page or the main proponents of. Some days it feels like the Internet is made of equal parts cat pictures and hate. Which is a shame, because I quite like cats. In … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 24

    June 24th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Gender Division in the Movement

    June 23rd, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    Most recently I read two articles that spoke to the fact that once a movement focuses on one set of victims/survivors of sexual violence, that movement must be excluding the other victims/victims.
 First, Angela Mullins wrote in Metro views on May 26th that she wanted to start a men’s movement. This was because she believed that the movement to end sexual violence and the newest campaign by the province of Ontario ‘It’s Never Okay’ excludes men … READ MORE

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    Bad Seed

    June 22nd, 2015     by Tammy Thorne     Comments

    Tammy Thorne reflects on how GMOs have altered life on her family’s farm. READ MORE

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    The Kids Will Be Alright: Youth Positive Sexual Health Services Across Canada

    June 21st, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    I really like sexual health related stuff. I’ve written about how much I love IUD’s, and amazing sex ed programs for youth like Queering Sex Ed. If you’ve ever had a conversation with me, I’ve probably brought up something sexual or reproductive health related just because of who I am as a person. Anyways, I have more things to say in light of the “controversy” of Ontario’s update of sex education curriculum, as well … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 18

    June 18th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Join the Shameless Youth Advisory Board!

    June 15th, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    It’s pretty simple. This is your magazine. We want your feedback, input and insight to drive its content. We want to include more youth voices, foster youth leadership, and work together to create the content that you want to read! Shameless is looking to fill 10–12 youth advisory board positions. Apply now! READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 11

    June 11th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Scandal and Emotional Abuse

    June 9th, 2015     by Raisa Bhuiyan     Comments

    If there is one thing that is for sure on ABC’s hit TV show, Scandal, it is that Olivia Pope is one of the bravest people ever. She is brave not only because of the daily struggles that she negotiates everyday as one of the most powerful fictional women in US politics, but also because of the strength that she displays in dealing with her father, Rowan Pope, a source of toxicity in her life. READ MORE

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    Environmental Justice Issue Out Now

    June 8th, 2015     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Sheila’s editorial letter from the spring 2015 Environmental Justice issue. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 4

    June 4th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    The Power of Dancing Man

    June 4th, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Several months ago Sean O’Brien, a heavyset financier from Liverpool, England, was mocked while he was dancing at a club. To add insult to injury, the trolls snapped two photos of him –one where he was dancing, and a second where he was looking dejectedly at the ground after he’d stopped – and posted them online with derogatory commentary. In everyday circumstances, perhaps that’s where the story would have ended. Here’s where the story gets interesting: this time, it didn’t fly. READ MORE

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    Trickle Down Community Engagement and Grassroots Activism

    June 3rd, 2015     by Raisa Bhuiyan     Comments

    A January 2015 article by Vu [(https://twitter.com/nonprofitwballs)]) of the blog website, ‘Nonprofit with Balls’ defined the term Trickle-Down Community Engagement (TDCE) as, ‘when we (not-for-profit organizations) bypass the people who are most affected by issues, engage and fund larger organizations to tackle these issues, and hope that miraculously the people most affected will help out in the effort, usually for free.’ That is to say, TDCE is a system that many funders of not-for-profit organizations adopt … READ MORE

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    She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: An Inside Out Perspective

    June 2nd, 2015     by Nish Israni     Comments

    Did you know that this year was Inside Out Film Festival’s 25th Anniversary? The long running LGBT festival took place from May 21-31, screening all of its films at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. I was lucky to catch a few films during the 10-day queer/trans movie extravaganza. I plan on reporting back on the films that I watched, sharing my reviews with Shameless readers, starting with the premiere of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. READ MORE

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    Farewell, Aunt Flo

    May 29th, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    I first got my period when I was 11 years old. It was a surprise to everyone, including me. I’d always been one of the shortest and smallest girls in my class; I hadn’t reached visible puberty early. Almost overnight, though, it seemed that I’d been visited by the Breast Fairy, and she’d dragged along my period as a little bit of extra pixie dust. READ MORE

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    Teriano Lesancha is changing the world for Maasai girls like her

    May 27th, 2015     by Anne Thériault     Comments

    Ryerson graduate, community organizer and activist Teriano Lesancha was one of seven women celebrated at the 35th YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction awards on May 21st. After learning Teriano’s incredible story, it’s not hard to understand why she was chosen for the Young Woman of Distinction Award. She’s absolutely awe-inspiring, and I say that without even a hint of hyperbole. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: May 21

    May 21st, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Why the Jem Trailer makes me sad

    May 19th, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    When I learned that a film about Jem and the Holograms was in the works, I was apprehensive. I did, however, vow to give the Jem movie a chance. That went out the window the moment I saw the trailer. The new film has seemingly removed every single aspect of what made Jem so special and empowering for young girls, from the bright colours on down. Was the original show perfect? Not at all. It did, however, deserve better than it seems to have received. READ MORE

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    The Mayweather Spectacle: What the ‘Fight of the Century’ Tells Us About Violence Against Women

    May 14th, 2015     by Maria Arseniuk     Comments

    On May 2, 2015 McCarran airport became “the richest runway in the world” as roughly 100 private planes totaling $1.5 billion in value lined the Las Vegas airport tarmac, wing to wing. The event that drew unprecedented crowds, temporarily closing the airport, was the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand. The match, with a record number audience of 400 million and a $300 million payout, was dubbed “The Fight of the Century.” Pacquiao is an eight-division world champion. Mayweather is the undefeated, five-division world champion with eleven world titles. He is also a known abuser. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: May 13

    May 13th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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