Tag: Shameless Behaviour

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    High School Anti-War video uses scenes from porn?

    March 19th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Via Boing Boing: Oh, kids these days. Canadian high schooler’s Arman Noory’s “The War on Terror” is a short film that includes safe-for-work scenes of a 1980s porn video. Noory had this to say abut the project: …for the record, for anybody curious, my teacher knew I had edited an early 80s porn for the video, though the students generally had no idea… I chose to make a video for my culminating task for senior-year (Canadian) Politics class was regarding … READ MORE

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    the gulabi gang

    March 18th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Here’s an older, November ‘07 news piece that we somehow missed (from the BBC): The several hundred vigilante women of India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state’s Banda area proudly call themselves the “gulabi gang” (pink gang)…[they] shun political parties and NGOs because, in the words of their feisty leader, Sampat Pal Devi, “they are always looking for kickbacks when they offer to fund us”. Two years after they gave themselves a name and an attire, the women in … READ MORE

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    Come party with us tomorrow afternoon!

    March 14th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

    The Shameless launch party is tomorrow! Come by and grab the new issue, silkscreen your own Shameless gear, win tons of raffle prizes and more! We’ll have great performances by Lisa Bozikovic, Emma McKenna and DJ Winnie. Our raffle prize list has seriously gotten out of hand. Here is our list of terrific donors and sponsors: Good for Her Groundwood Books Vintagelove SK Clothes Sugarfire Jewellery Bad Dog Theatre A Heart Apart Grapefruit Moon Cafe Margie Jewellery Studio Ariella Meinhard, Acupuncturist and Massage Worn Magazine Briarpatch Magazine Make/Shift Magazine THIS Magazine Shaimaa … READ MORE

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    Vote for us!

    February 15th, 2008     by Megan Griffith-Greene     Comments

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    I’m sorry, but I had to.

    December 12th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    (And I couldn’t wait until “Friday - a fine excuse to post things that we love, which are only sorta kinda about feminism.”) Remember that little chat we had about the word “douche?” Where I was told “I am a big fan of reappropriation, so douche away, Stacey May”? Well, it looks like someone has facilitated that by inventing the “Douche Card.” Tired of arguing with complete morons? Tired of getting into bar room brawls? Well now avoid … READ MORE

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    just fine fine fine fine fine, oooooh!

    December 7th, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Because Fridays have become a fine excuse to post things that we love, which are only sorta kinda about feminism, can I present my new favourite song? I love this so much I could vomit. Either as super way to congratulate yourself if you had the best week ever, or in a shocking act of defiant optimism if you had a disgusting week, ditch your fashionable cynicism and come sing along with Mary after the jump: Feel … READ MORE

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    a message of a support from jennifer love hewitt!

    December 5th, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Seems like a good week for women in Hollywood to speak out against sexism: first Katherine Heigl and now Jennifer Love Hewitt. On her blog, in response to some allegedly unflattering photos of her that were posted on the internet, Hewitt (or is it Love Hewitt?) said: I’ve sat by in silence for a long time now about the way women’s bodies are constantly scrutinized. To set the record straight, I’m not upset for me, but for … READ MORE

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    I also heart Tina Fey

    November 13th, 2007     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Watching 30 Rock has inspired a love for Tina Fey that I didn’t know was possible to find in a prime-time female television character (but which may be emerging on a more consistent basis? I don’t watch enough TV to comment accurately on the matter). And I’m not the only one, the internet is full of love for Fey and her character, Liz Lemon. Lemon, who’s in charge of a big network sketch comedy show, is … READ MORE

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    happy birthday wanda jackson!

    October 22nd, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

    You know, it’s not often that you go to a rock show and hear a performer drop lines like, “So I decided to take the advice of my friend, Elvis Presley…” Last Friday I had the chance to hit two really great birds with one stone - I got to see my buddies The Stolen Minks (how can you not love a band whose lyrics include the lines “Girls on the stage and boys on … READ MORE

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    As We’ve Been Saying, Feminists Are Sexy

    October 18th, 2007     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    Finally, there’s some research to back up your “Feminists-do-it-better” T-shirt. According to this piece in the Globe and Mail, two academics at Rutgers University set out to bust the stereotype that feminists are “romantically challenged” in heterosexual love and lust. Make of this what you will, but their study found that women who identify as feminist are more likely than women who don’t to be dating or married, and that “men and women with feminist partners … READ MORE

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    “i just want you to know, i think you’re very brave”

    October 11th, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Watch this fantastic clip from Talk, the short film released by the UK Disability Rights Commission in 2000. The film envisions a world where abled people are minority who are either pitied or discriminated against, while people with disabilities lead full lives. The thing that I love about this clip is how it points out that life for a person with a disability is not difficult because of their disability, but because they live in an … READ MORE

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    and she don’t stop

    September 26th, 2007     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Every time I hear about Giselle Webber, she just gets better and better. From an interview in Nightlife Magazine: Nightlife: How does your feminist side come to terms with the fact that you’ve become a rock and roll sex symbol? Giselle Webber: When I’m on stage, I try to emulate my rock heroes who throw their bodies down, freak out with their guitars and shake and scream. Because I have boobs that jiggle and an ass, it’s … READ MORE

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    yes, it’s true: i’m shameless

    August 20th, 2007     by piKe krpan     Comments

    As the Shameless reviews editor, I bike thrice-weekly to our post office box to pick up the goodies. (Note to cool writers, artists, musicians: send us your goodies!) Naturally the Post Office staff are getting to know me because I think that Shameless has the smallest post office box but receives the largest amount of packages. (Note to cool Shameless helpers: thanks for all the goodies thus far!) Last Friday I wound my way through … READ MORE

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    “Ladies beware” - of everything

    August 7th, 2007     by piKe krpan     Comments

    At work today my co-worker, a well-meaning and wonderful woman, asked me to watch a special video clip on the dangers of some type of breast cancer with her. I was feeling unwilling. Not because I wanted to be ignorant (although some days I do want to bury my head in the sand), but because I was healthily suspicious. My suspicions bore out. The video clip was actually a short news segment from a local television news … READ MORE

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    british girl guides add safe sex to skill set

    August 7th, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

    The British arm of Girl Guides has added “safe sex” to the skills they deem important: “The guide was based on a poll of 1,000 Girl Guides aged 7 to 25, The Telegraph reported…The responses varied widely for different age groups. More than 90 percent of the over-16 group put money management first, followed by lifesaving skills, public speaking, practicing safe sex and producing a good resume.” I also like this: “The 10- to 15-year-olds value healthy cooking, … READ MORE

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    “if you didn’t want to be stared at you shouldn’t go outside”*

    August 6th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    *(actual street harasser quote as per a Hollaback NYC report) Summer is well upon us, and as a result I’ve been (as per usual) a victim of some leering and catcalling regardless of whether I’m wearing a minidress or a burlap sack. As soon as the clothes come off to beat the heat, it seems some people think they got their permission slip to yell and ogle as much as they like. I talk a … READ MORE

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    leah lakshmi piepzna-samarasinha’s one-woman show - this weekend!

    July 24th, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

    The fantastic Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, queer Sri Lankan writer, spoken word artist, and cultural worker (and Shameless contributor!) is performing her one-woman show Grown Woman Show this weekend in Toronto. I’m pretty sure it’s going a-ma-zing. For full deets (or if you can’t see the little font on the flyer - our website wouldn’t let me post a larger image!) go to her myspace page. … READ MORE

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    I didn’t know to love June Callwood.

    April 24th, 2007     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    June Callwood was not a part of my world before she died. She was mixed in amongst the ranks of notable Canadians whose names are familiar but not especially meaningful to me personally. I had a sense that she was a socially active writer, but I could not have told you what it was she wrote. So when my fiancé and I were out for brunch on Saturday, April 14th, and the TV screen behind … READ MORE

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    School Officials Sign the Ballot for Trans Prom King

    April 23rd, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    Okay, so Ive been a tad miserable lately given the anti-choice developments that are happening south of the border. Ive wanted to write about them, but everytime I sit down to rant I just feel frustrated and dumbfounded. The undermining of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court has, as Naral Pro-Choice America puts it, the power to interfere even more in our personal, private medical decisions. The Court has given anti-choice state lawmakers the … READ MORE

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    June Callwood dies at 82

    April 14th, 2007     by Melinda Mattos     Comments

    First Doris Anderson, now June Callwood – it seems that ‘tis the season for saying goodbye to older Canadian feminists. I just read the Toronto Star’s obituary for Callwood and the quotes they have from her last public interview (with George Strombo, of all people) really resonated with me. On the afterlife: Theres nothing next, she said. Thats alright. What you get is a life. A baby is a miracle. You open a babys fist … READ MORE

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