DTK: Erin Larson: Apologies in Advance

I wanted to make this apology in advance, on behalf of the biggest jackasses on my side of the gender divide. But I’m just a tad late. I wanted to apologize for the sexual slurs that are about to come your way. I used to think feminism had gone overboard, that some women had taken ...

DTK: Erin Larson: Apologies in Advance

I wanted to make this apology in advance, on behalf of the biggest jackasses on my side of the gender divide. But I’m just a tad late. I wanted to apologize for the sexual slurs that are about to come your way. I used to think feminism had gone overboard, that some women had taken ...

DTK: Erin Larson: Apologies in Advance

I wanted to make this apology in advance, on behalf of the biggest jackasses on my side of the gender divide. But I’m just a tad late. I wanted to apologize for the sexual slurs that are about to come your way. I used to think feminism had gone overboard, that some women had taken ...

Why Angelina’s Film is Likely to Cause Offense

Last week, celebrity gossip news made the mainstream with the announcement that the Bosnian government was revoking permission for Angelina Jolie’s new film project. Originally sold to the government as a “love story” about “a couple that meets on the eve of the war”, controversy has erupted with rumours that the film is actually about ...

40 years post-Bird…

Need I really add more? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 FOUR DECADES AFTER ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN REPORT – WHAT DO WE HAVE TO SHOW FOR IT? OTTAWA – Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women Report, which was groundbreaking for women’s equality in ...

Marginal Notes: The Bechdel Test

The Bechdel Test, sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule is a simple test which names the following three criteria to evaluate films: (1) It has to have at least two women in it. (2) The women have to talk to each other. (3) And, they must talk about something besides a man. ...

bastard.logic: Rima Fakih’s Trojan Bikini

by matttbastard Sometimes it takes well over a thousand words to highlight the absurdity of the viral xenophobia that periodically sweeps over the more Islamophobic denziens of Outer Wingnuttia. This time it would (at first) appear that a mere picture will suffice: Of course, as Echidne points out, the rush to silently refute the ridiculously simplistic racism expressed by Pipes, Schlussel, et ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Joining the chorus by not shutting the fuck up

Canadian feminists have been pretty pissed off lately, and with good reason. Debra over at April Reign has a pretty good explanation about why we’re angry: Throughout history those who seek to reign despotically first seek to silence and disenfranchise the women, this current PM scrabbling after a majority like a junkie jonesing for a ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Joining the chorus by not shutting the fuck up

Canadian feminists have been pretty pissed off lately, and with good reason. Debra over at April Reign has a pretty good explanation about why we’re angry: Throughout history those who seek to reign despotically first seek to silence and disenfranchise the women, this current PM scrabbling after a majority like a junkie jonesing for a ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Joining the chorus by not shutting the fuck up

Canadian feminists have been pretty pissed off lately, and with good reason. Debra over at April Reign has a pretty good explanation about why we’re angry: Throughout history those who seek to reign despotically first seek to silence and disenfranchise the women, this current PM scrabbling after a majority like a junkie jonesing for a ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Kathleen Hanna on leadership

A few days ago, somebody posted this interview with Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre in ontd_feminism: In the interview, Hanna discusses how she feels about donating her zines and other papers to the New York University Library. More information about this is available in this article at Village Voice: After a series ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Kathleen Hanna on leadership

A few days ago, somebody posted this interview with Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre in ontd_feminism: In the interview, Hanna discusses how she feels about donating her zines and other papers to the New York University Library. More information about this is available in this article at Village Voice: (Read more…) After ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Kathleen Hanna on leadership

A few days ago, somebody posted this interview with Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre in ontd_feminism: In the interview, Hanna discusses how she feels about donating her zines and other papers to the New York University Library. More information about this is available in this article at Village Voice: (Read more…)

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Man empowers women by encouraging them to pose for nude photos

I think a preface is in order here. On my blog post “Men as feminist leaders?” there was discussion about whether or not the event Femquake was still empowering for women with the knowledge that it was created by a man. Some of the people who commented feel that a man can be a feminist ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Man empowers women by encouraging them to pose for nude photos

I think a preface is in order here. On my blog post “Men as feminist leaders?” there was discussion about whether or not the event Femquake was still empowering for women with the knowledge that it was created by a man. Some of the people who commented feel that a man can be a feminist ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Man empowers women by encouraging them to pose for nude photos

I think a preface is in order here. On my blog post “Men as feminist leaders?” there was discussion about whether or not the event Femquake was still empowering for women with the knowledge that it was created by a man. Some of the people who commented feel that a man can be a feminist ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Men as feminist leaders?

As I mentioned in my post about Boobquake, feminists don’t always agree about everything. One of the things that we don’t all agree on is the role of men in the women’s movement. When Mary Daly taught at Boston College, she refused to allow men to attend her classes on feminism. Then we have bell ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Men as feminist leaders?

As I mentioned in my post about Boobquake, feminists don’t always agree about everything. One of the things that we don’t all agree on is the role of men in the women’s movement. When Mary Daly taught at Boston College, she refused to allow men to attend her classes on feminism. Then we have bell ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Men as feminist leaders?

As I mentioned in my post about Boobquake, feminists don’t always agree about everything. One of the things that we don’t all agree on is the role of men in the women’s movement. When Mary Daly taught at Boston College, she refused to allow men to attend her classes on feminism. Then we have bell ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Brainquake, Femquake, and Anne Brontë

In response to Boobquake, some people who disagreed with the idea came up with Brainquake: “Everyday women and young girls are forced to ‘show off cleavage’ and more in order simply to be heard, to be seen, or to advance professionally. The web is already filled with images of naked women; the porn industry thrives ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Brainquake, Femquake, and Anne Brontë

In response to Boobquake, some people who disagreed with the idea came up with Brainquake: “Everyday women and young girls are forced to ‘show off cleavage’ and more in order simply to be heard, to be seen, or to advance professionally. The web is already filled with images of naked women; the porn industry thrives ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Brainquake, Femquake, and Anne Brontë

In response to Boobquake, some people who disagreed with the idea came up with Brainquake: “Everyday women and young girls are forced to ‘show off cleavage’ and more in order simply to be heard, to be seen, or to advance professionally. The web is already filled with images of naked women; the porn industry thrives ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Boobquake brings out different feminist opinions

One thing I’ve learned about feminism is that we don’t all agree about everything. We all have different views and ideas. You can see this when you look at all the different responses to Boobquake. Boobquake is feminist Jen McCreight’s response to Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi’s statement that “Many women who do not dress ...

Rob Maguire: Marketing lies, beauty, and the Maple Leafs

YouTube is chock full of spoof ads, most of them awful. This morning I watched one that was surprisingly well made, if not particularly clever. The ad was a Toronto Maple Leafs-themed spoof on another Hogtown creation, the award-winning Dove Evolution video that drew attention to the deceptive beauty of the fashion industry. Around the ...