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    IUD’s for everyone!

    December 17th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    A few weeks ago, a study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine that found when you give folks in depth information about birth control methods like intrauterine devices (IUD’s) that are long lasting, reversible, and super effective at preventing pregnancy, many youth and adults will be interested in it and pregnancy rates will plummet! In other news, water is wet. IUD’s are small, T-shaped little pieces of plastic that are inserted into one’s … READ MORE

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    MID-WEEK ROUND UP: DECEMBER 17

    December 17th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Swinging on a Vine: DIY Filmmaking

    December 16th, 2014     by Colleen Zimmerman     Comments

    Movie making has never been easier. Exercise your creative muscle with Vine, the no pressure movie making app. With only six-seconds at your disposal, you can shoot from the hip or plan out the process. READ MORE

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    Behind the Looking Glass: overcoming racism and xenophobia in women´s rights claims

    December 14th, 2014     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    I’m a feminist. Well, that does not come as much of a surprise given the audience and the editorial lines of Shameless. But am I what could be labelled as an intersectional feminist? That means that I believe that gender is one of the power relations that permeates our societies, but we can not dissociate that dynamic from other power relations such as class, race/ethnicity, age and others. It makes discussions more complex, yes, as … READ MORE

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    2014 Shamie Awards Wrap-Up

    December 12th, 2014     by Team Shameless     Comments

    On November 14, 2014, to help celebrate the ten-year (TEN! YEARS!!) anniversary of Shameless, we hosted our inaugural Shamie Awards at the UrbanSpace Gallery in Toronto. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: December 11

    December 11th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    The Feminist Politics of Sailor Moon

    December 4th, 2014     by Raisa Bhuiyan     Comments

    “Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight, never running from a real fight.” Many young people who were of elementary school age during the mid to late 1990’s will most likely have the remainder of following lyrics memorized. These lyrics were the first few lines of the opening song for the English dubbed Sailor Moon anime television show READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: December 4

    December 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    None of the Boys: Female Identity in STEM

    December 2nd, 2014     by Julia Nguyen     Comments

    There is a huge push to get more girls and women involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. From problem-solving construction toys designed for girls, to organizations around the world empowering women to code, women are bringing new perspectives to a male-dominated field. READ MORE

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    Art Show Review: Anatomy of a Protest

    November 28th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Art Show Review: Anatomy of a Protest Wendy Coburn Justina M. Barnicke Gallery University of Toronto I recently visited the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, University of Toronto (7 Hart House Circle) and caught a wicked moment in time/art show/herstorical perspective on a very recent and important protest in Toronto history. The art exhibit, Anatomy of a Protest by Wendy Coburn, stars the recent and gone-global protest, the first Slut Walk ever (held in Toronto in … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: November 26

    November 26th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Of Earthlings and Aliens: Author Aisha Franz discusses her new graphic novel

    November 25th, 2014     by Shannon D’Arcy     Comments

    Earthling, the new graphic novel from Aisha Franz, chronicles a 24-hour period in the lives of three women from a single family: two siblings and their single mother. Each struggles with challenges unique to their particular stages in life - puberty, finding a peer group, regret. The narrative is brought along by the youngest daughter who, at the beginning of the book, befriends a wayward alien. Through interactions and observations of this new friendship, we are given a window into the lives of the other women. READ MORE

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    Theatre Review: NSFW

    November 22nd, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

    NSFW, by Lucy Kirkwood (Studio 180) The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto To November 30 Making its North American premiere at The Theatre Centre in Toronto, NSFW (an acronym for “not safe for work”) is a black comedy that skewers magazine culture while also tackling themes of choice feminism, youth unemployment, underage sexuality, and workplace sexual harassment—all in 90 minutes. The first two acts take place at Doghouse Magazine, a British “lad mag” equivalent to Maxim or … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: November 18

    November 19th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Black to the Future: Nalo Hopkinson, Toronto and Afrofuturism

    November 18th, 2014     by Septembre Anderson     Comments

    Being the only Black girl in the room is an awkwardly uncomfortable experience. The absence of racial diversity can turn any space hostile and make any problem seem insurmountable. One is forever blazing a trail, with no one to look to for guidance, support or camaraderie. For many Black authors, the world of science fiction and fantasy can seem like that alienating place. Queer Jamaican-born Canadian author Nalo Hopkinson knows that experience all too well. READ MORE

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    The HTMlles Festival: Opening Night!

    November 17th, 2014     by Romina Cameron     Comments

    Saturday, November 8th was an evening to remember, as it marked the opening of the 11th edition of Festival HTMlles at Studio XX in Montréal. As I walked down the hallway leading to Studio XX, I could immediately sense the excitement that filled the room ahead of me. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: November 12

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    Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent Part 1

    November 12th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    Many months ago I was a “Queer Brown Girl Trying to Get Pregnant”. I finally got pregnant. My son, Adli is almost 6 months old and this new mom is now a Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent! Check out my 3 part blog series about the baby basics, adventures of being a queer mom, and motherhood as work! READ MORE

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    The HTMlles Festival: The New World of Digital Philosophy

    November 10th, 2014     by Romina Cameron     Comments

    Mehreen Murtaza has generated a new vision of the apocalypse, and it’s not the one you expected—it’s so much more. Featured in this year’s Festival HTMlles, Murtaza’s Triptych is a three-paneled image of the kind typically found on religious altars. The triptych combines the utopian and the dystopian, creating a harmonious collage of a chaotic time. Filled with the urban, the alien and the divine, Murtaza’s Triptych displays her deep interest in Islamic historicity and Islamic iconography. READ MORE

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    “Thug Kitchen” and the Privilege Of Being Oblivious

    November 7th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    I’ve been a vegetarian for around 4 years. I tried being a vegan for one year and had a difficult time. It was my first year of university, a lot of change was happening, and I happened upon this website you may have recently heard of - due to some controversy - called “Thug Kitchen”. During the same time period, I began to learn about white privilege (http://amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html). As I began to learn about white privilege … READ MORE

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