Tag: Shameless Behaviour

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    Gossip Girl

    November 1st, 2012     by deb singh     Comments

    Many of us gossip and don’t even know we are doing it. Some of us gossip and know very well what we are doing. Sometimes, we think it is about sharing information, and other times, we are passing time talking with someone about someone else who is not present. And finally, gossiping often happens when someone is talking behind someone else’s back maliciously. I have decided to create my own definition of gossip, because I see … READ MORE

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    The future of feminism?

    October 7th, 2012     by Sheila Sampath     Comments

    Earlier this week, I was a guest on TVO’s The Agenda. For those of you outside Ontario (or without a television), The Agenda is a nightly current-affairs program, engaging in debates and discussions about politics, culture and society. (Note: video will be online soon; in the meantime, audio can be found here) I was contacted by a producer of the show, Allison Buchan-Terrell, who invited me to be a guest panelist. As I understood it, the … READ MORE

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    The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard Of: Fifth Column

    June 15th, 2012     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    Before Bikini Kill, before MEN, hell - before the Indigo Girls - there was Fifth Column. Fifth Column was a queer-as-hell punk band comprised of young art students from Toronto in the early 1980s, now immortalized in the recent documentary film, She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column directed by Kevin Hegge. Fifth Column was an all-girl band, which was just about the most political thing that could happen to the misogynist music industry of … READ MORE

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    The new must-have for Fall 2011? Unions.

    November 3rd, 2011     by Meg Pirie     Comments

    On October 31, The Toronto Star published a story detailing a successful union drive at H&M in Square One, a large shopping center in Mississauga. The process began in July, when Amy Tran, a member of the United Food and Commercial Union (UFCW), approached Sabrina Butt. Was she interested in a union, Tran inquired? Butt, an H&M employee since 2008, took time to gauge how receptive her full- and part-time colleagues were to this … READ MORE

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    Willa Black: the woman behind One Million Acts of Green

    April 9th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    Every Thursday I profile a new incredible woman, each from a different walk of life. Different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else! So without further delay, let me introduce the wonderful Willa Black… Vice president of corporate marketing at Cisco Canada, Willa Black has developed and built groundbreaking, award-winning programs like the Globe and Mail Business Incubator, and most recently came up with the idea for One Million Acts of Green, which has resulted in … READ MORE

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    Behind the masc

    February 18th, 2009     by Cate Simpson     Comments

    Continuing with this week’s theme of Shameless people doing awesome things, I’m incredibly excited for the launch of Tuval Dinner’s new blog, masc! masc is an alternative magazine for guys that aims to be a positive space for men to explore how masculinity affects their lives, examine stereotypes and talk about gender, sexuality and health. The first few posts are up already. It’s maybe a little odd to promote a magazine for men on the website of … READ MORE

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    Canada Day

    January 14th, 2009     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    Prince George-based artist, tattoo artist, and art professor, Theresa Sapergia, just returned to the snowy hinterland from Montreal where she was promoting her new show, Canada Day. Hanging at Parisian Laundry until February 14th, Sapergia’s work reflects “on a post-apocalyptic Canada where animals have over taken (or taken back) nature” (source). It’s a treasure for me that Prince George gets to be privy to her company as an artist, small-business owner in a … READ MORE

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    Women Arrested for Sit-In at Israeli Consulate

    January 7th, 2009     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    In an inspiring bit of news amid so much horror and bloodshed in Gaza, a group of brave women activists have just been arrested for staging an old-fashioned sit-in. As part of ongoing protests against Israel’s assault on Gaza, a group of Jewish women have occupied the Israeli consulate in Toronto to protest the violence and destruction that is being waged in their name. The group- which includes social justice activist and professor Judy Rebick, filmmaker Cathy … READ MORE

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    Plush pigs and kyriarchy: Why I love Thea Lim

    January 6th, 2009     by piKe krpan     Comments

    The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women against Rape has been hosting a series of herstory (instead of history) events designed to recount our stories, remember our common purpose, embrace the activist in all of us, and to redefine feminism on our own terms. All of these reasons to get together sounded noble, so off I went. Plus, it was just fun to see Thea Lim get interviewed by a lovely, well-worn pink plushy pig … READ MORE

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    Vegas in a bottle!

    November 10th, 2008     by Elle E.     Comments

    Let’s face it - water is so dull. But vitaminwater, with its kaleidoscopic pinks, peaches and violets, is like Vegas in a bottle! - NYU’s science line on “Is vitaminwater good for you?” I’m in over my head here. I saw someone drinking a bottle of smartwater, and I couldn’t figure out what it was. So I Googled the company’s website. Now I’m just thirsty. Glaceau AKA Coca-Cola, purveyor of these hip and trendy bottled drinks, claims to … READ MORE

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    Dancing Around Endometriosis

    October 29th, 2008     by Elle E.     Comments

    I love it when “girly issues” refuse to be glossed over and come exploding out in everyone’s face. Dancing with the Stars contestant Julianne Hough left the show this week due a ruptured ovarian cyst. She has been diagnosed with endometriosis and is sharing her story on her blog. Endo (who has time for six syllables?) is a little-understood and often extremely painful condition that affects the female reproductive organs. People Magazine and TV Crunch quote Hough, … READ MORE

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    Meet Your Boobs

    October 7th, 2008     by Elle E.     Comments

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What better way to celebrate than by becoming better acquainted with your own personal pair? Not sure where to begin? Check out this introductory ritual: Create Some Atmosphere Find a quiet place by yourself, or hey - invite some adventurous friends over, eat thematic cupcakes and turn it into a “Love Your Boobies” party! Take a few moments to breathe deeply and tune in to yourself. Light some candles if you’re in the … READ MORE

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    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

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    Condoms Save!

    July 25th, 2008     by Cate Simpson     Comments

    One of our readers, Danielle, was outraged enough by Catherine’s post about a ridiculously over-the-top anti-condom poster, that she was inspired to create this pro-contraception t-shirt: Who says we can’t fight back and have a sense of humour about it? Check out Danielle’s blog here. … READ MORE

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    Q&A with Jessica Valenti

    June 29th, 2008     by Cate Simpson     Comments

    This week Shameless was lucky enough to catch Jessica Valenti, author of Full Frontal Feminism and founding editor of Feministing, while she was in Toronto this week. Here’s what she had to say. Tell me a bit about the new book [He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know]. The new book basically came about because a lot of the response I got from Full Frontal was that what resonated … READ MORE

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    The Revolution Will Not Be Masculinized

    June 11th, 2008     by Tuval Dinner     Comments

    I don’t actually know anything about this performer. This video was sent to me and I thought it was touching and funny and furious. The Revolution Will Not Be Masculinized … READ MORE

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    June 1st, 2008     by piKe krpan     Comments

    I’m up late and watching what girls can do on the Internet. Check this out to inspire you for the week ahead!!! … READ MORE

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    Take That Canadian Club

    May 15th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    So it’s no secret that I really hate that Canadian Club ad and have from the start. It’s also pretty clear that I’m not alone. Good news is, there are some fantastic bloggers on the interwebs who turned their distaste for this ad into something fantastic and subversive. Michelle Schwartz has a great critique of the campaign: Apparently, the only people invited to the Canadian Club Club are White Males, Ages 18-30, women and people of color … READ MORE

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    Pass the tortiere, please

    May 5th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    Not tied to any particular event or anniversary, but because I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, and I’m a sucker for emotionally compelling Canadian history. And I find us Canadians so darn cheek-pinching, moose-hugging, maple candy cute when we tap into our nationalism. So start your week off right with a Canadian Heritage Minute (it’s like oatmeal for the mind): Emily Murphy: Women as persons under the law. And then (related?) the bonus round – on the … READ MORE

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    Feminist Currency

    March 24th, 2008     by Tuval Dinner     Comments

    It’s not every day I see a $50 bill. But last week an ATM spat one out at me. I was extremely surprised to see the following three things… A representation of the statue of the Famous Five that can be seen on the Olympic Plaza in Calgary, Alberta, and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The Famous Five are Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Henrietta Muir Edwards, and Louise McKinney. These women triumphed in the … READ MORE

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