Bobby Montoya, a 7-year-old transgender girl from Denver, Colorado was initially rejected by a local Girl Scouts troop. By: Shannon Clarke Feature image via ABCNews.com. A decision by the Girl Scouts of Colorado to overturn a local troop’s rejection of a 7-year-old transgender girl has infuriated three scout leaders so much so that they’ve resigned. … Read more
Left to right, Amaury Nolasco and Benjamin Koldyke during a scene from “Work It” on ABC. By: Erica Lenti Feature image via ABC. Meet Lee Standish (Benjamin Koldyke) and Angel Ortiz (Amaury Nolasco), two unemployed “bros” looking for jobs during a “man-cession.” In TV land, women dominate the workforce, and Standish and Ortiz are left jobless, unable … Read more
By: Shannon Clarke Feature image via The Canadian Press. When she turns 20 in January, Melissa Todorovic will be transferred to a prison for adult offenders, despite pleas from her lawyer that she serve out another year of her life sentence in youth prison. Ontario Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer denied the request on Dec. … Read more
McClung’s Magazine blogger Nancy Barnett interviews Samantha Bee, recipient of the International Achievement Award presented by WIFT-T at the Crystal Awards on Dec. 5. McClung’s Magazine blogger Nancy Barnett was invited to attend the Crystal Awards on Dec. 5 held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The 24th annual gala luncheon hosted by the not-for-profit Women in … Read more
By: Shannon Clarke Feature image via CTV.ca. A mini-crisis was averted late November after the Durham Catholic School Board decided not to ban kilts in schools. The traditional uniform for female students came under question as students were wearing them higher than what the school considered acceptable at just above the knee. Trustee Chris Leahy, … Read more
People mark the 22nd anniversary of the Montreal Massacre that took the lives of 14 women on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. By: Shannon Clarke Feature image via The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick. On Dec. 6 we pause to remember the 14 women murdered at École Polytechnique. They were killed for the simple fact … Read more
If you missed the TEDxRyersonUWomen conference yesterday, check out the webcast from the amazing event! TEDxRyersonUWomen Presents Taking a Leap: Embrace the Leader in You.