Tag: Features

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    Young Women’s Representation at Women’s Worlds 2011

    July 21st, 2011     by Julia Horel     Comments

    As our readers may be aware, the Women’s Worlds conference was held this year in Ottawa from July 3-7, and three of your Shameless staff attended, along with over 1600 others. Prior to the conference, we worked with the Young Women’s Leadership Team (actually, they did all the work!) to bring you some idea bursts related to young women and feminism to get young people fired up about the conference. At the conference, however, it quickly … READ MORE

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    Blog note: Women’s Worlds round-ups

    July 7th, 2011     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Hi, Shameless readers! You may have noticed that we’ve posted only one day’s worth of notes and thoughts from the Women’s Worlds conference, still ongoing. This is because your blogger has so many notes and thoughts that I can’t find the time, between workshops, plenary sessions and cultural/entertainment events, to compile my tons of notes into something readable. Stay tuned for notes and thoughts after the conference has ended and I’ve gotten some sleep, and thanks … READ MORE

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    Day One notes: Breaking Cycles at Women’s Worlds 2011

    July 5th, 2011     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Women’s Worlds 2011 is finally here! Your Shameless team has three attendees at this year’s event in Ottawa, and we’re all attending wonderful plenary sessions, workshops, and cultural events. Each day, we’ll be bringing you notes from and thoughts about some of the sessions we’ve attended, as well as some multimedia content. Today’s notes are long, but I promise they’ll be shorter from now on, as I’ve been listening too intently in packed rooms to take … READ MORE

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    “Females want more than victims, nymphs, bimbos”

    September 7th, 2007     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    In 2005 Peter Howell at the Toronto Star wrote a piece called “Women are going backwards” which, on re-reading, is a pretty poor title for the article. What it should have read is “Film is going backwards” or “Hollywood is going backwards”. What Mr Howell’s article dealt with wasn’t the regression of women, but the regression of how women are portrayed in film. Because while women are attempting to go forwards it … READ MORE

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    watch, and never shut up

    August 31st, 2007     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Oh my goodness, two features in one? What’s next, salt and vinegar potato chips? Jay-Z and Rihanna doing a song together? The mind boggles. Call it laziness or ingenuity, but I’ve decided to combine two weekly features into one consideration of a movie about music… kind of. I finally got around to watching Shut Up and Sing, Barbara Kopple’s documentary about the Dixie Chicks and the uproar surrounding an offhand comment singer … READ MORE

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    the white magic of giselle numba one

    August 17th, 2007     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    I was already planning to post about Giselle Numba One for this week’s pick, so imagine my delight yesterday when I opened a copy of the Montreal Mirror to find an interview with her where she says “I’m a bitchy person, I’m politicized, I’m a feminist. I don’t want to ever be described as sexy in Giselle Numba One, I don’t wanna be that girl. I wanna be the angry feminist rapper that everyone’s afraid … READ MORE