November 20, 2008 • Catherine Hayday
November 7, 2008 • Anna Leventhal
There’s still two hours left for me to post a Friday Funny!
I just re-watched this Kids In The Hall sketch and found it to be one of the sweetest and most touching tributes to womanhood I’ve seen in a while. Not to mention funny.
“Lesbians get so much done in a day.”
“You know why? Because they get it done together.”
Happy weekend everyone!
November 6, 2008 • Stacey May Fowles
In light of the fact that many Americans think it’s totally okay to amend the constitution to repeal or prevent the marriage and family (and human) rights their neighbours, I really needed to revisit Julie Goldman. Do we really need to do this all over again? Really?
…I am totally disgusted and furious that now there is a ban on gay marriage in California. So my happiness about Obama is tempered by my anger about Prop 8. Still, we cannot give up on the struggle. This is just a reason to fight harder to make gay marriage legal again. We can overturn the ban. We lost this by such a narrow margin. It was only a few votes. We could take it back.
These ‘yes on 8′ idiots really think they have God on their side, but they don’t. Trust me, Jesus is totally bummed right now because He is not registered to vote in California because he is technically dead, although he has everlasting life.
This is just a momentary setback, something that will make our ultimate victory just that much sweeter. And with a new President, someone who will finally listen to us, we can do anything.
October 8, 2008 • Stacey May Fowles
October 8, 2008 • Stacey May Fowles
Hotel Canzine is Canada’s Largest Zine Fair and Festival of Alternative Culture, located every year at The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. And just in case the shift in weather was getiing you down, this year’s theme is “Comedy.”
Sunday, October 26th, 2008 1pm-7 pm
The Gladstone Hotel Downtown Toronto, 1214 Queen St. West (Queen just East of Dufferin)
$5 admission comes with a free copy of the Fall issue of Broken Pencil Magazine
Full schedule after the fold!
October 1, 2008 • piKe krpan
Check out this shrine to sexy Stephen Harper by his biggest fan Ruby:
Desire and scrapbooking at The Stephen Harper Fan Club!!!
September 19, 2008 • Stacey May Fowles
September 18, 2008 • Stacey May Fowles
So I hate abstinence only education, and I am always grateful that teens have other (better) options available to them. Because let’s face it, sometimes the abstinence only people don’t make a ton of sense. Rumour has it this billboard is over a decade old, but have things really changed all that much?
September 12, 2008 • Catherine Hayday
Because it’s Friday, and because I have a big old crush on Eddie Izzard, here’s some YouTube therapy for when your relationship with technology gets that ‘not so fresh’ feeling:
August 5, 2008 • Anna Leventhal
Okay, so the RCMP spying on women’s groups in the 1970s isn’t totally hilarious, but the idea of them infiltrating Rita MacNeil concerts to catch potential dangerous feminist elements kind of is.
According to recently declassified documents, MacNeil was among a group of activist women the RCMP had under observation due to their feminist leanings - of course, back in the 60s and 70s feminism was only the gateway drug, which was sure to lead to worse things like Communism, hostile foreign takeovers, the complete collapse of society, and so on.
Part of the file also described a feminist conference in Winnipeg as “consisting of about 100 sweating, uncombed women standing around in the middle of the floor with their arms around each other crying sisterhood and dancing.” Kind of sounds like a typical Lesbians On Ecstasy show, actually.
What is maybe most potent to me about this story is that it reminds us of feminism’s potential for radical disruption. I mean, I joke about it, but wouldn’t it be cool if feminism actually did play a part in bringing down patriarchal structures, dismantling (or restructuring?) capitalism, and, well, unravelling the messed-up tangle of societal norms? These women believed it could. And so did the RCMP, apparently. (Though not as much as if men had been in charge - one point the CBC article makes is that the federal police did not treat the women’s groups as as much of a threat as other, male-dominated, movements.)
I actually had no idea that MacNeil was a feminist activist back in the heady days of the Second Wave (she apparently represented the Toronto Women’s Caucus at the aforementioned conference). I guess it just goes to show that subversive elements are often where you least expect them. Go Rita.
Thanks to Ted for the tip.