1) I’m sure you didn’t specify “Black bootylicious Twerkers” but I’m POSITIVE you casted for a “look” that your itsy bitsy -can’t-see-beyond-stereotypes- brain can’t comprehend at the moment.
2) Of course you aren’t going to send them away when you found exactly what you were attempting to portray. The intent WAS to portray “ratchet culture”, no?
3) Light hearted satire… sure.. you know what satire should ALWAYS involve? YOU ACTUALLY EMBODYING THE SATIRE- Not covering yourself up respectfully and then hiring a bunch of nearly naked Black women to hypersexualize themselves as YOU direct them.
4) Mhmm.. you are exercising (Read more…)
Canadian women, including politicians, are dismissing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s “ladies night” event in Toronto as “condescending and patronizing”.
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Most of you who have conversed with me know my deep passion AGAINST the men’s rights movement. I can rant on forever why many men’s rights activists don’t really understand that the things they are against are actually the work of patriarchy and sexism. But hey, many men’s rights movement members also don’t know the …
“Micro-brothels” in BC: Are we still criminalizing prostitution? The short answer: YES. Now the long answer: I’ve seen a couple articles in Vancouver’s 24hr News about how micro-brothels are a booming and we should be really scared because micro-brothels are dangerous. See here and here. First article: Sex-worker activist Sue Davis said buying and selling …
The news of UBC Sauder Business School students chanting about rape of underage girls during a FROSH week event has generated much outrage. As it should.
While the chant might seem like an isolated incident, it is not. The recent rape chant scandals in UBC and in St Mary’s University in Halifax are evidence of systemic sexism that permeates our educational institutions from coast to coast. Sexism doesn’t end with Orientation week, and people don’t naturally grow out of it when they leave university.
Sexism is pervasive in our workplaces and across all levels of society
All women are affected. (Read more…)
Manitoba deputy premier sorry for ‘white people’ remark Premier used phrase ‘do-good white people’ to describe women’s shelter in Winnipeg CBC News Posted: Aug 23, 2013 12:21 PM CT Last Updated: Aug 23, 2013 5:23 PM CT
Well it does suck that a scantily-clothed group/person would be raising money for a women’s shelter..oh, wait… This harkens back to the bad old days where it was thought, even believed, that rape and violence against women was motivated by sex, you know, the short skirt syndrome? Violence is violence, and who better to raise funds for the shelter tan (Read more…)
Recently, numerous allegations have flown throughout the blogosphere (at least, the portion that I read), identifying numerous high-profile skeptics/atheists/scientists as varying degrees of creepy to rapist. Others have jumped to their defense, crying that we ought to be skeptical of anonymous accusations and that women ought to just drink less. (See the timeline for a recap.)
For those who believe the accusations (and I see little reason not to), it can be quite disheartening. From various comment threads on blogs, Twitter, and Facebook I have seen this frustration over and over as people worry about the ability of (Read more…)
Can you handle the contradictions?
I’ve been seen things in twitter for the last few days that puts some grotesque perspective on the American culture.
I’m actually quite speechless:
Two Florida towns, 125 miles apart. Two people firing weapons at unarmed aggressors, purportedly in self-defense.
George Zimmerman, the 29-year-old neighborhood-watch commander, fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin but was acquitted by a jury that apparently concluded he was in fear for his life.
Marissa Alexander, a 32-year-old mother of three, fired what she described as a warning shot in the direction of her husband — against whom she had (Read more…)
Following Facebook’s example of giving sexist, abusive douchebags a free pass, Kickstarter is refusing to take down Redditor Ken Hoinsky’s dating advice book.
Above the Game: A Guide to Getting Awesome With Women, includes such gentlemanly dating advice as “grab her hand and put it right on your dick.” Another excerpt posted on Reddit suggests “force her to rebuff your advances” .
Do Something.org has a petition requesting Kickstarter reverse it’s decision.
As Andrew Nacin opined on twitter;
Hey @Kickstarter, how many sexual assault victims do you intend to be responsible for? You guys suck. (Read more…)
Sexism is alive and well in Canadian politics but it isn’t coming from any of the places you might expect.
Donna Dasko is a co-founder and past board chair of Equal Voice, a non-partisan group dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected politics at all levels in Canada. In an opinion piece for the Globe and Mail on Monday, Dasko argued that “none of the pundits has pointed to the gender factor and how having a female leader [in British Columbia] may have boosted Liberal support.”
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada, we’ve a big problem! “Friends, family and supporters of the four boys allegedly involved in the Rehtaeh Parsons case have taken their voice to the streets of Halifax,” the CBC reports. They’re distributing bright, multi-coloured posters urging the community to “speak the truth” and “stay [...]
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What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd. By: Kim Simon | Mama By the Bay When Max was just a few months old, I sat cross-legged on the floor with him [...]
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Men, especially white men, sleep too easily at night while women earn 70 per cent of what we do. Secretly, I think we’d prefer to not have to talk about this much. Sure, March 8 and December 6 are days we set aside for reflecting on this, but, most likely, we don’t want to be bothered with it every other day of the year. Plus, the NHL is back.
One conversation I have never had, goes like this. I’m in the lunchroom at work with a group of men discussing workplace realities. The topics drifts around to how women in (Read more…)
To this day the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do in my career was stand in front of a group of 300 university students in my role as president of an student newspaper organization – my peers at the time – and explain to them that they needed to rise above sexist (or racist, or homophobic) jokes. My hands have never been so damp and my heart beat so fast I thought I might faint. The incident had been triggered by a joke newspaper distributed at a student journalism conference – innocent enough. Except that throughout the day (Read more…)
By Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres | Feb. 18, 2013: “This (Human Rights Watch) report confirms frontline evidence of sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women. Frontline centers have recorded and protested this violence over many years,” says Lee Lakeman for CASAC. Since 2001 CASAC has been focusing particular attention on these issues as a crisis READ MORE
Ensure Accountability for Police Misconduct, Indigenous Women’s Safety By Human Rights Watch (Press Release)| Feb. 13, 2013: VANCOUVER – Comments by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RMCP) on February 14, 2013, fail to address the core issue of a lack of security that prevents indigenous women and girls from filing complaints of police abuse, READ MORE
I just added my signature to Adam Lee’s petition to “The Leaders of Atheist, Skeptical and Secular Groups: Support Feminism and diversity in the secular community.” Here’s the note I left with it:
In my view, it is important that Secular Humanist groups in Canada maintain their historic commitment to feminist values and human rights that were championed by Dr. Henry Morgantaler and the founders of our movement decades ago. Today, this means we have less fights to do at the policy level but more effort needs to be turned inward to ensure that equality exists within our (Read more…)
It’s 2012 and close to four years after the Lilly ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law in the United States. Surely, the gender wage gap has been closed, right? Wrong.
Even with moves toward equalizing pay between men and women, men still make almost 20% more than women in nearly all industries. This is despite the fact that women receive the same education, with the same tuition price tags and levels of debt upon graduation. The only major differences are that there are more ladies in college and they have better average GPAs to boot. The benefits of (Read more…)
The thing is, I like these films — for the gorgeous cityscapes of great metropolises (London, Beijing and Macau), for the eerie and yet fascinatingly glimpses into the slick and opulent interiors where the ultra-rich live and play, for the beautiful cars (the 1965 Aston Martin DB5), even for the craggy medieval landscape of Scotland where Bond finally retreats for his emphatically low-tech final showdown with Javier Bardem. I am a sucker for Bond’s supernatural fighting and survival skills. It all works for me. But that’s why the obvious gender stupidity and not so obvious homophobic taint are so irksome. There is intelligence at work in this script, and talent in the filmmaking, so why the vacuum of intelligence on this score? Why, like Bond’s suits and cars, do the gender and sexual politics have to be so thoroughly rooted in the 1960s? . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Skyfall a great romp but a gender bust … not to mention the faint aroma of homophobia