The #metoo movement was quite intense, to say the least. I knew that the prevalence of harassment was high, but some unexpected people in my circle of friends came out with their own #metoo stories that had me shook. It has also been very hard on the men in my circle of friends, who have… Read More A Four Step Action Plan So That #metoo Can Become #neveragain
I came across an amazing post. It dates from 2008 but touches upon a topic that is, quite unfortunately, still very much an issue today as it was back then: the objectification of the human body. I say “human” and not “female” because I think it’s time that we stop creating boundaries between men and… Read More Featured Post: ‘Hasn’t anybody ever told you a handful is enough?’ — A Case Study of Objectification
The rumours that were floating around last week about a potential Spice Girls reunion made me of course reach for my cassette tape and pop in their tape navigate to Emi Music’s YouTube page. As I worked along to the infectious rhythms of the girl bands’ various songs, I sent the link to the “Spice… Read More Are the Spice Girls an Unhealthy Media that Should be Purged from My Media Diet?
Amongst others, FBI agent Dana Scully from The X-Files seems to have had quite an effect on how viewers perceive strong women in general. The “Scully Effect” for example is said to have influenced hundreds if not thousands of medical school and law enforcement training applications. The six posts that made if on this, the… Read More The X-Files Revival Cheat Sheet Number 6: Why Scully is a Feminist Icon
It doesn’t seem far-fetched to claim, in North America at least, that the majority of people would agree that men and women are equal. However, it’s one thing to say it and quite another to act on it. In 2016, we continue to see a lot of contradictions between what we say we believe in… Read More The X-Files Revival: Reviving More Than Just Aliens and Monsters-of-the-Week
A little over a week ago, Dove posted a follow-up video as part of its ongoing Campaign for Real Beauty. The most important conversation this new video fosters is not around individual physical beauty; rather, it seems that Dove has put its finger on the fact that understanding real beauty’s full scope isn’t just a… Read More The Dialogue on Beauty Continues: Another Dove Video
After a very long time, I finally got an hour to catch up on my reading. I don’t know if I am just more efficient now at finding good articles, or if their numbers and quality has increased in recent years, but the wealth of empowering pieces that on the one hand sustain my hope… Read More Partying it up online à la Nerd!
It’s always interesting to read something that expands your horizons. I love seeing other points of views, even if they end up giving me a bit of a headache. What can I say – brain expansion can be painful business. On December 6th 1989, a young man entered Montreal’s Polytechnique School and shot 14 women… Read More MacLean’s: Mark Steyn’s take on the Montreal Polytechnique Massacre
It has come! Barack Obama is now the 44th President of the United States, and let the change begin. I’d like to start with the sorry state of reporting in the United States. Or perhaps it’s more the sorry state of people’s interest? I’m not sure, but the two are certainly linked. I love fashion,… Read More More than a Fashionable Woman…
A couple of days ago, I was caught in what could have become a very dangerous situation when I ran into one of my friends, a big time feminist, while hanging out with another friend who could be defined as the ying to her yang. The first one is for women’s liberation, has never worn… Read More Spice Girls, Pussycat Dolls, Girlicious and various other forms of ‘Girl Power’