November 5, 2013 I recently noticed that a day rarely goes by where I do not mention The Patriarchy. I find ways to bring it up in every day conversation, my comments on the movie I saw last weekend, my response to news headlines. It’s something I see everywhere. It’s on TV, it’s in the… Read More Feminist Dictionary: What is The Patriarchy?
October 28, 2013 Hey there, BCIAW reader. I don’t know you and it’s possible you don’t know me. I’m not one to ask for favours from strangers but in this case, I have to make an exception. Is that okay? Is that cool? If not, it’s okay. Maybe just listen before you decide. This October… Read More “Pocahotties”, “Geisha Girls” and “Rasta Impostas”
September 24, 2013 Burning Man is “an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self- expression and radical self-reliance.” For those that do not know, it is a weeklong event help in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, whereby participants set up camp for a week to participate in workshops and activities organized by… Read More Sexual Safety at Burning Man: There is still work to be done
August 15, 2013 There are a number of reasons why I love ABC’s new series The Fosters. Airing Monday night’s at 9PM Central on ABC Family, The Fosters is a Drama series that premiered in June of this year, whose heartwarming but somehow still gut-wrenching summer finale aired this past Monday. The show revolves around… Read More Feminist Media Feature: ABC’s The Fosters
July 2, 2013 This video of Jessica Rey, founder of Rey Swimwear, giving a talk at Q about why she decided to create her own swimwear line has been circulating throughout the past few weeks. It’s come up here and there, with various women in my social networks introducing it as “something to think about,”… Read More On Jessica Rey’s talk on Q about modesty and swimwear
June 30, 2013 In honour of World Social Media Day, I chose to write a post about one of my favourte social media users, Anita Sarkeesian. Sarkeesian is an American-Canadian media critic, educated in Communicatins and Social and Political Thought and founder of Feminist Frequency (FF). FF is “a video web series that primarily explores… Read More In Defense of Anita Sarkeesian: Why I Love Feminist Frequency
January 25, 2013 Michelle Cohen Corasanti’s The Almond Tree is the fictional memoir of Ichmad Hamid, a Palestinian man who is forced to the head of the family at the age of twelve when his father is arrested for terrorism. I am of two minds when it comes to this book. On the one hand,… Read More Book review: The Almond Tree