A post from the future: Women & Leadership in 2077

This post is part of the Visions of the Future bloggers network – a group of bloggers inspired by the new TV series Continuum. The one hour police drama tells the story of Kiera Cameron, a regular cop from 65 years in the future who finds herself trapped in present day…

o.b. tampons is really (really) sorry

It’s been a year, but o.b. tampons is reaching out to thousands of women who were left high & dry when their favourite tampons were abruptly pulled from the shelves. Yes, it’s true – this time last year, there was a tampon-induced uproar in Canada. In September 2010, o.b. tampons…

when will the Toronto Police learn?

Once again, the Toronto Police are dispensing advice to young women about how they should dress to avoid assault or unwanted looks. Undeterred by the public backlash last year, when an officer told York University students to avoid “dressing like sluts” if they want to avoid sexual assault, another officer…

Hey, Wente: Hear Me Roar.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Margaret Wente tells us the struggle is over. I think she’s sorely mistaken.

Lara Logan – she was asking for it

When CBS reporter Lara Logan was subjected to a brutal sexual attack in Egypt, LA Weekly journalist Simone Wilson took it upon herself to blame the victim.

Slutty Slacktivism

According to Facebook, my friends like it…on the bed, on the floor, on a towel by the door, in the tub, in the car, up against the mini bar. No, they’re not fucking Matt Damon (confused? Look here)…but apparently posting any of these super-sassy options as your Facebook status means…

This is What a Feminist Looks Like

I am a feminist.  I had to take a women’s studies course to figure that out. Sure, I spent my younger years in a male-dominated (both in numbers and patriarchal fashion) family, calling my brother, father, uncles, cousins, & innocent passerby names that ran the gamut from “sexist pig” to…