“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the […]Read more "#PinkShirtDay"
You know how Oprah used to do her good things segments, or whatever they’re called, where she gives away a whole bunch of expensive free stuff and the crowd goes insane? Well, here’s my version of that, except you’ll have to go buy them/check them out all on your own. Still! You won’t be disappointed, I […]Read more "Good Things"
I’ve found the reactions to the recent CBC announcement regarding the termination of Jian Ghomeshi very interesting… and troublesome. I won’t summarize the events, because they’re better addressed elsewhere, and frankly at this point I’m unsure of the facts so I’d rather reserve judgement (somewhat). What has made this all so much more interesting to me, […]Read more "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
So, how about that thing with Renee Zellweger? At this point I’m sure you probably know that a couple days ago Renee Zellweger appeared in public looking really different, and this made HUGE NEWS because well, I’m not going to get into that or go in this direction, but let’s just all accept for the […]Read more "I Have Opinions!!!!"
Now it’s time to unify our efforts. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity. I wish there was a way I could broadcast this to everyone I know (and maybe even more importantly, everyone I […]Read more "Emma Watson’s UN Speech (heforshe.org)"
I’m super bummed, you guys. Have you also noticed recently that there’s a huge hate-on for feminism right now all over the internets? This makes me sad, because feminism and women’s issues have always been important to me; they have always been part of a greater vision of civil rights that are really at the core of […]Read more "Rebel Girl, You Are The Queen Of My World"
In the wake of the release of the video of (now former) Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice beating his fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer, a trending hashtag on Twitter, #whyistayed (and subsequently, #whyileft), is doing an excellent job of highlighting the reasons women stay in abusive relationships, straight from their own lives. There has been a lot […]Read more "#whyistayed"