By: Sara Faruqi Images of women as representing Earth are timeless. In Ancient Greek the word gaia is the Greek Goddess personifying Earth. In Aboriginal mythology Eingana is the goddess and mother of all water, animals and humans. And in English we call her mother nature. Just like a woman may sustain her child, the earth is … Read more
Call for submissions for book: Deconstructing the academic industrial complex of feminism – Feminist education now: youth, activism, and intersectionality
Jessica Yee, First Nations activist/feminist extradoinare, is writing a book and she wants you to submit! Please read the details and get in touch with her. Also, check out her new blog at Bitch Magazine. Also, be sure to check out the Native Youth Sexual Health Network which Jessica founded and is also the executive director. To … Read more
By: Ronak Ghorbani As part of my final-year online journalism project on feminism and social media, I live-streamed the event and took the chance to ask the panel about their views of feminist blogs. Here is a brief transcript of their answers but if you would like to hear it for yourself, fast forward the video … Read more
By Vidya Kauri Less than a week before International Women’s Day, the Prime Minister’s Office raised questions about language in the Canadian national anthem after an unidentified woman complained that it was sexist. In response the Harper administration asked Parliament to “examine the original gender-neutral English wording” in the anthem. They proposed that the line … Read more
By: Emily Shelton When I strapped on a pair of roller skates for the first time in about 10 years, I resembled something like Bambi on a frozen lake. Unlike the animated Disney fawn, I experienced both pain and embarrassment when my feet shot out in front of me and rocketed me onto my ass on … Read more
Hey everyone! The International Women’s Day rally and fair is tomororw March 6. McClung’s is tabling at the fari later in the afternoon. Check out the poster for more info or visit the IWD site. To learn more about what International Women’s Day is check out this great article from Feministe.
By Acey Rowe This is Betty’s seventh interview in three hours. She is tired, over-heated, no doubt hungry and probably thinking about the sound-check that is going on above us as we sit in the basement of the Horseshoe Tavern. It’s mere hours to show time and Betty’s attention is in high demand. Still, she … Read more