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Politics, Re-Spun: Joe Fresh & Loblaws: Perpetuating the Early Marginalization of Women

Not so long ago, my friend Becca was shopping at her local Loblaws store (Real Canadian Superstore, for those of us who live in the West.)

Like many people I know, Becca approves of their Joe Fresh clothing line, which offers Canadians the opportunity to buy stylish and seasonal clothing at reasonable prices. Always colourful, fairly hip, and relatively well made, Joe Fresh offers people of all ages and genders opportunity to dress in a manner that would usually cost much more at other retail establishments.

That day, Becca was perusing the children’s section, looking for something for her

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A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Huff Post: Sex’t Up Kids

Here’s an excerpt from my blog in Huffington Post Canada:

Already wise and weary at age 15, the teenagers in Sex’t Up Kids talked about sending private photos to their boyfriends. They were mortified when those photos of themselves in bra and panties or topless were sent all around the classroom, all around the school, all around the Internet. They just were doing what they’d been taught to do by TV, YouTube, magazines, their friends: “be cute,” which has become code for “be sexy,” which means show your stuff. And then they’d been shamed for it.

I’d love you

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