Tag: Gender

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    Take Back The Night 2016

    September 15th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    I feel angry. I feel upset. I feel anxious (actually, I haven’t said that last one to Adli yet!) These are statements I make to Adli when I want to express my emotions. I want him - currently as a cisgender boy - to learn to express his feelings, however artificial it may seem at first. I also have been trying to talk about oppression. How do I educate and support the learning of my kid … READ MORE

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    Gender, Race and Autism

    August 12th, 2016     by Amelia Henry     Comments

    I have always been separate from others. When I was little, I was content to melt into the corner with a peanut butter sandwich in one hand and a book in the other, oblivious to the intricate lives of others around me, content to be on my own. However, as I got older, I began to watch other kids my age more - I noticed girls talking together about the latest episode of Hannah Montana, … READ MORE

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    Redefining ballet: A queer feminist introduction

    June 20th, 2016     by Andi Schwartz     Comments

    It had been a long February. I had powered my way through all three seasons of Dance Academy on Netflix in a single week. This voracious pace might explain why I couldn’t stop thinking about ballet. A few weeks later, at the age of 26, I bought the little pink shoes, tied my hair in a bun, and stepped to the barre for the first time. In those first weeks of “Ballet for Absolute Beginners,” I … READ MORE

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    A Lack of Trust In Institutions: Empty Actions vs Real Understanding

    June 15th, 2016     by Jenna MacKay     Comments

    At 10:30 on Monday morning I was notified that the door to our classroom was locked, and that I could “feel free to prepare [my] belongings for an evacuation.” We were told that a suspicious person wearing a mask and carrying a gun was spotted near our building. The campus was partially closed, and an emergency was declared. The building across the street was officially “closed,” with students, faculty and staff locked inside. The University of … READ MORE

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    Women Deliver, but we can deliver more for all women

    June 14th, 2016     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    From May 16-19, Copenhagen held the largest conference on sexual and reproductive health rights and the advancement of the rights for women and girls in the last decade. Women Deliver gathered 5763 activists, educators, journalists, academics and others to discuss our new development framework (the Sustainable Development Goals) and some of the main issues women and girls are facing today. Hundreds of speakers - from Hilary Clinton, Muhammad Yunus, Ban-ki Moon to the Crown Princesses of … READ MORE

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    At the Top of the ‘Class’: Growing Up and Class Background

    June 8th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    At the Top of the ‘Class’: Growing Up and Class Background Adli is growing up with some of the best things in life: a loving parent and being raised in a violence-free home. Adli has an educated parent who makes a steady salary and has access to fresh vegetables and organic milk. Adli lives in a big city, with access to diverse people, cultures, resources and spaces. Adli was breastfed. What do these things have to do with class or … READ MORE

  • Community Accountability and Transformative Justice for Survivors

    May 31st, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    Content Warning: This piece of writing includes topics of abuse, sexual assault, relationships to perpetrators and non-legal measures to deal with sexual violence. READ MORE

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    Inside Out Reviews Part 2

    May 25th, 2016     by Nish Israni     Comments

    For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. The Inside Out Film Festival runs from May 26 to June 5. Tickets for all screenings are $11 for students with ID and $10 for youth under 18. Youth under 25 can attend all weekday screenings before 6:00PM for free. Part 2 of our series on Inside Out reviews Major and Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things. READ MORE

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    Inside Out Reviews Part 1

    May 24th, 2016     by Abby Plener     Comments

    For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. The Inside Out Film Festival runs from May 26 to June 5. Tickets for all screenings are $11 for students with ID and $10 for youth under 18. Youth under 25 can attend all weekday screenings before 6:00PM for free. Part 1 of our series on Inside Out reviews Hurricane Bianca and Kiki. READ MORE

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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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