By Shannon Clarke Rush Limbaugh, the unofficial spokesman for the worst caricature of Republicans in the United States isn’t known for mincing words. And while the talk show host’s litany of homophobic, racist, and sexist views is well established, his comments about Georgetown law student, Sandra Fluke, angered even his supporters. Fluke was initially denied … Read more
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 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
By: Veronika Latkina Dozens of people gathered near Queen’s Park on Oct. 22 to demand that the province continue to fund abortion despite pleas by counter groups. The crowd, gathered at College Street and University Avenue, chanted slogans and flexed their banners and signs. “Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate,” they … Read more
Hundreds of women and their male allies gathered at Queen’s Park for SlutWalk Toronto on April 4. The march, starting at the Legislative building and ending at Toronto Police Headquarters on College Street, was in overwhelming response to the victim blaming that so often greets women who report rapes to law enforcement.
By Breanne Nicholson Image from Wikimedia Commons There’s a big trend in the world of nail polish, and it isn’t the latest OPI collection. Formaldehyde, an ingredient often used in cosmetic products, is being removed from countless nail polish brands, and here’s why: it’s unhealthy. For many die-hard nail polish lovers, formaldehyde isn’t the first … Read more
With a vaccination available (Gardisal and Cervaix are both approved by Health Canada), it seems many young women are going unimmunized against the disease, despite it being completely preventable.