Category Archives: Feminism

A thank you letter to Dr. Henry Morgentaler

On May 29th, 2013, Dr. Henry Morgentaler, a Canadian icon, passed away at the age of 90. I knew a lot about him as a young woman growing up during his years of activism. When I moved away from home … Continue reading

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My dentist called me ‘hon’

So. After a couple of days of solid reading and writing for my thesis, I decided to take a break and get the old pearly whites cleaned. After moving away from the city centre about 20 month ago, I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Why ‘hysterical’ should be a 4-letter word…

Sigh. It’s been a while. With hubby back at work, the house is silent. I have returned to reading and writing all day in my pyjamas with an endless supply of lattes. With reading comes excitement and with excitement comes … Continue reading

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The Medicalization of Everything… Including Sex Toys

After watching the excellent documentary Orgasm, Inc. and subsequently joining The New View Campaign (they have an excellent listserv!) – I feel like I now see with new eyes. We, as a society, are part of a systematic and ongoing attempt … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is the centenary celebration of International Women’s Day. Events are occuring around the world to mark the progress that has been made regarding the advancement of women. Some visions of equality have become reality and it is important to mark … Continue reading

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A response to David Frum and his ideas on feminism

David Frum: Feminists need to admit that Western men are not the enemy I am posting out of frustration. Mr. Frum, your perspective on feminism is quite archaic, so let me provide you with an update… The broad movement of … Continue reading

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