Tag: Miscellaneous

  • In the Blog

    Summer Fun While Thinking Big in Toronto

    July 9th, 2012     by deb singh     Comments

    Summer in the city is a great idea. It can yield heat waves, festivals, and lots of social moments. It can also be smelly with garbage and overrun raccoons, boring if you don’t have money, and full of drama. I love summer in the city. As a city kid, I have tons of ideas to keep the sweat off your brow and have a great time (with cash or none at all) and still figure out … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Kickaction’s Blogging Carnival is Back for a Fourth Edition

    March 2nd, 2011     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Starting Tuesday, March 8th, Kickaction.ca is inviting young women to connect, speak out and blog on issues they care about during a month-long blogging carnival! For four weeks during the month of March, starting on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day - more than 6,000 young women share stories and opinions about weekly themes such as immigration, sexual identity, gender, art and cyberspace and much more! For its fourth edition, the Kickaction Blogging Carnival … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    !! Rebel, REBEL !!

    January 4th, 2011     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    Prince George, BC-based derby girl, social justice activist, youth counsellor, and DIY’r Laura Burkholder is putting together her first zine as a challenge to herself (and to get it off her bucket list). Her zine will be called “Rebel, REBEL: A collective experience” and will focus on rebelling against the dominant paradigms of consumerism and patriarchy. She would like the zine to look at how there are a million different ways, large and small, that we … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    rabble.ca Internships!

    October 18th, 2010     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Interested in interning at Canada’s awesome, progressive news website, rabble.ca? They’re hiring! rabble.ca is one of the success stories of Canadian independent journalism, publishing news and columns by some of the best writers of the left, and providing exposure to new writers. rabble.ca hosts one of the most dynamic discussion boards in the country: babble (www.rabble.ca/babble). Five years ago, rabble.ca launched the ever-expanding rabble podcast network (www.rabble.ca/rpn) as well as the rabble book lounge complete with reviews, … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Women as Leaders in Education

    August 11th, 2010     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    Are you a leader in your school? Or have you taken your leadership skills back to your school or other community schools? Jennifer Martin works at a public alternative school in Michigan and is conducting research on feminism and leadership in public schools and needs your help! What’s even cooler is that she’s set up the research on her blog: http://womenasleadersineducation2010.blogspot.com/ To submit your feedback and contribute to her project and thus forwarding the field of feminist … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Call for submissions for book:  Deconstructing the academic industrial complex of feminism

    August 11th, 2010     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    Check out this call for submissions for a book the wonderful Jessica Yee is putting together! If you’ve ever gone to “university” or “post-secondary education” or didn’t go but had your own brush with it and have something to say check this out! The deadline is September 10th, 2010 so time is short. But, in my experience passionate tales of feministy academy often ramble off our tongues. Call for submissions for book: Deconstructing the academic … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    How we choose the words we use

    February 3rd, 2010     by Julia Horel     Comments

    Being a word/books person, I do a lot of thinking about the power of language. The more progressive blogs and new sources I read, and the more I talk and think about feminist and progressive issues on a daily basis, the more I notice the words people drop into casual conversation that make me pause. Language is more powerful than we realize. At its best, it can facilitate communication, bridge huge distances and build communities. But … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Who Do We Look Up To? (Is 3rd Wave Feminism Lost Without Leaders?)

    January 28th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

    Do you have role-models? Mentors? A woman you look up to for some reason or other? Every other week I profile “positive female role models for young women” in my Shameless Women column. They are amazing ladies that I hope inspire the women who read each interview. However, the women I interview tend to be “regular” people. Back in December, columnist Kate Carraway wrote in her article, “What’s next for sex? Feminism didn’t really work. Oopsie!” that … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    A Holiday Gift List for girls who ROCK!

    December 3rd, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    The holidays are approaching and if you celebrate by exchanging gifts, some of you might be wondering what to ask for. In my never-ending quest to see more women significantly recognized in the music world, I’ve put together a little gift guide for all you awesome girls who rock. 1. The Girls’ Guide to Rocking: How to Start a Band, Book Gigs, and Get Rolling to Rock Stardom The Girls’ Guide to Rocking is a book that … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Mariah in drag? Yes, please.

    July 14th, 2009     by Teresa Chun-Wen Cheng     Comments

    Mariah Carey’s newest single has been leaked! Not only that, but the video as well! The best part is that Mariah is in drag. While I am incredibly excited for my favourite mainstream diva to be performing in drag, it is a little concerning that she is pretty much dressed like Eminem. When will this epic battle of Mariah Carey/Nick Canon versus Eminem come to an end? This very public dual has reached a new level, … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    The Amy Diary

    June 27th, 2009     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    Amy Barbara of Vancouver recently posted her junior high diaries on her new blog the amy diary. A testament to the power of a grade-school diaries, the amy diary is a sweet little snapshot into the language and life of a young woman. … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Sister Suffragette Sing Along!

    June 13th, 2009     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    I am procrastinating from the home stretch of my thesis and singing along to this karaoke version of Sister Suffragette from Mary Poppins! What a great way to send a thesis about feminism into the future! … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    My New Favourite Blog

    February 16th, 2009     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    Students of the Women’s Studies Program at UCF have started a blog to foster discussion about girls and girls’ issues and share cultural products developed by and for girls. The postings cover a number of topics about girls: the Glam Council for America, poetry readings by girls, girls’ events (like rock camps), analysis of images found on the internet, and a healthy dose of Obama. I love the low-key DIY look because it … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Cornify!

    February 13th, 2009     by Mir Verburg     Comments

    I hate Valentine’s Day, but I LOVE unicorns, so any relation between this post and that ridiculous excuse for wearing pink underwear and eating chocolate-fondue from your sweetheart’s hand is entirely accidental. Anyways, in a spirit of cheesy love, totally un-related to V-Day, check out: Cornify: Unicorns & Rainbows On Demand. What does it do? Well my dear readers, take a look at Shameless post-cornification: I know, kinda brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it? The only … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    My big fat post modern wedding

    January 8th, 2009     by Zoe Cormier     Comments

    The following is a condensed version of a post I wrote on my own blog about one of the most important and amazing nights of my life: my marriage. Please check out the original post for the full story, complete with the wonderful photos taken by my fabulous friends. Here is the happy jist of it: Last month, I got married. To my Wife Rebecca - or Bex, as she is better known. Truth be told, we’ve been … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    puppy snack time

    November 28th, 2008     by Jenna Owsianik     Comments

    No Film Friday today, but here’s a video of my puppy eating an apple to help you start your weekend right! I’ll be back next week with a review of, breathe, Twilight. … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Squaw is still Square

    November 25th, 2008     by Elle E.     Comments

    What’s in a name? Well, in the case of BC’s Square Lake, a bunch of racism, sexism and half-assed attempts to change. Over at The Tyee James Ward has been exploring the use of the word Squaw as a place name in BC Parks. He first wrote about it in March, and then again last week. Unfortunately, eight months later, nothing much has changed. For those who don’t know, “squaw” is a bastardized pronunciation and spelling of … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Time to call…the rejection hotline?

    November 18th, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

    My younger sister informed me of this during my latest research on youth sexual health resources online. rejectionhotline.com provides a telephone number you can give to those who apparently “can’t take a hint” when you turn their proposition down. The thought of this (US-based) company making profits now over the reality of pushiness that exists in our overtly sexual world is disgruntling. But I have to admit the message you hear when you call it is actually … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    Things Are Fine

    October 8th, 2008     by Elle E.     Comments

    Cool posters and banners at www.thingsarefine.org … READ MORE

  • In the Blog

    I don’t feel like talking to you

    August 28th, 2008     by Elle E.     Comments

    Challenge of the week: assert a boundary. It was a rough weekend and the new week isn’t any more smooth. I decide to just take care of myself and let the crises in my life sort themselves out. I order the medium instead of the default small. I let the dishes sit over night. I get a massage. So I’m sitting on the subway, dazed in the after-glow of my first ever registered-massage-therapy-somewhat-subsidized-by-my-benefits-package-type massage. I’m foggy and … READ MORE

← Older