Tag: Gender

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: APRIL 29

    April 29th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    The System Isn’t Broken, It Was Built This Way (Part 1)

    April 17th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    Trigger Warning: Discussions of Rape Culture The Law: Not Here for Survivors When survivors go to report a sexual assault to the police, statistically speaking: the police do nothing. It may be their job – at the very least – to listen to survivors by taking their statements but after that, on the most part, nothing more is done to validate the experience of the survivor. And why would anything be done? The system has proven time and time … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: APRIL 15

    April 16th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Sex-Positive Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word: Feminists Analyze the Notion Sex-Positivity

    April 7th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    Please note, this post has been updated since first published as the original version uploaded did not properly display the entire post. So I have a partner, going on 9 years, and I still feel awkward and scared to masturbate in front of her. I know, TMI. But that is exactly my point. In this dominant western culture, we have a problem with openly talking about sexuality, being openly sexual, and women’s racialized and queer sexualities themselves. We … READ MORE

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    Speech for Rally: Ghomeshi Court Action

    March 31st, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    Trigger Warning: Assault and Violence On March 24th, 2016 Jian Ghomeshi was found not guilty on 3 counts of sexual assault and one count of choking, overcoming resistance by Judge William Horkins. Below is the collectively written speech one of our most esteemed counselors read at the evening action that brought together the issues of survivorship and sexual violence and anti-Black racism. Organizers from Black Lives Matter, Ryerson Centre for Women and Trans People, Ryerson Office for … READ MORE

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    Weekly Round Up: March 12

    March 12th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Weekly Round Up: March 6

    March 6th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: FEBRUARY 27

    February 27th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: FEBRUARY 19

    February 19th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    I Don’t Want No More Babies and Other Taboo Stuff You’re Not Supposed to Say or Think When You’re a

    January 25th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    As cisgender mothers, there is a ton of stuff we just plain feel guilty about. It’s all rooted in good old fashioned sexism - part and parcel with how we are supposed to love our children in opposition to loving ourselves and be self sacrificial at all costs and turns. This is impossible. Like it’s physically impossible to care for someone without support or at the very least some time to care for yourself as well. … READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 15

    January 15th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    So…Where’s Rey?

    January 12th, 2016     by Denise Reich     Comments

    Early in January, a hashtag about The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise, appeared on Twitter: #WheresRey. It referenced Hasbro’s latest Star Wars Monopoly game, where there are only four playable pieces. Two – a young Luke Skywalker and Finn – represent the Light Side of the Force; the others, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, represent the Dark Side. The focal character of The Force Awakens, Rey, is nowhere to be found. READ MORE

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    Body Hair Politics: A Brown Girl’s Point of View

    January 11th, 2016     by Nish Israni     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the final instalment in our series READ MORE

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    WEEKLY ROUND UP: DECEMBER 18

    December 18th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Growing

    December 15th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    We asked writers to share their relationship with their body hair for our upcoming alternative beauty issue. This is the 2nd instalment in our series. READ MORE

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    TRANSGENDER DIY: SIMPLE TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CREATING TRANS TOOLS

    November 19th, 2015     by Sidney Drmay     Comments

    Gender can be a very complicated part of your identity. If you are transgender and you identify as a different gender than the one assigned at birth, you may find discomfort with how your gender presents based on your physical characteristics, this is often known as dysphoria. You can use different tools such as packers, breast forms or binders to explore your gender and alter your physical appearance to match your gender better. READ MORE

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    It’s a…Person! The Beginnings of the Gender Binary

    November 16th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    When Adli popped out of me the day he was born, the first thing I said was ‘You’re a person’. I was obviously exhausted and slightly delirious but I knew exactly what I said, but not exactly what I meant. It is pretty incredible, a miracle some might say, to have a human develop in your body, a place once occupied only by tissue and blood and have an actual person come out after 40 … READ MORE

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    Nirbhaya: The Shattering of Silence on Gendered Violence

    November 5th, 2015     by Naz Afsahi     Comments

    CONTENT WARNING: This blog contains references to gendered violence. As someone who works in the arts, I have always questioned the role ‘art’ plays in our lives. Especially as a theatre artist, I question what is the role of theatre in society? I see performance as part of our everyday lives. We perform our relationships to each other, which are based and impacted by power dynamics that already exist. Theatre, in particular, is a space in … READ MORE

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    Gender and Deliberation

    October 29th, 2015     by Steph Hill     Comments

    Right now, Justin Trudeau and the rest of the newly elected Liberal Party are deciding who will be in the Cabinet. He has promised that one half of the members of that Cabinet will be women. Why does that matter? Symbolically, women are half the population and representing them in Parliament sends a message about who is important. Just as significant, the number of women in a group can change what decisions the group makes, and how it makes those decisions. READ MORE

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    Two living female rock fans on The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

    October 22nd, 2015     by Nyala Ali and Laura Friesen     Comments

    With roots as a ‘zinester in the Riot Grrrl scene of the early 1990s, Jessica Hopper is a longtime music critic and writer who often tackles her subject matter from a feminist viewpoint that has been sorely lacking in music criticism. The highlights of her career are collected in the tersely yet effectively named The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, published this May by Featherproof Books. READ MORE

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