Category Archives: Uppity Wimmin

Neil Macdonald cries for teh menz

Oh, won’t somebody think of the men? Clearly, no one in Ottawa is doing so, if the latest federal budget is any indication. Luckily, the menz have Neil Macdonald, CBC’s voice of the voiceful, to take up their kvetch for … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Day. Here’s what we’re (still) up against.

What are we working for? CHANGE. And what are we working to change? These things, among many, MANY others: If you’re driving while female, be careful about honking your horn at anyone blocking the road. Some asshole with a crowbar … Continue reading

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Quotable: Joyce Stevens on why we (still) need feminism

And every word of this is still relevant today, and even more so as women’s rights erode under right-wing governments everywhere.

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Ugh, Sophie…NO.

Can you spot what’s wrong with this picture? Take a good close look: It’s a lovely shot, don’t get me wrong. But the sentiments expressed alongside, while sweet, seem to me more fitting for Valentine’s Day than International Women’s Day: … Continue reading

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The “rapefugee” myth just died.

“This is how the sex mob rages in our cities!” O RLY? Somebody’s pants are smoking here. Get the fire extinguisher! Via the UK Independent, a shocking new development in the case of the alleged mass sexual assaults of this … Continue reading

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Quotable: Robert Burns on women’s rights

More relevant now than ever. Happy Robert Burns Night, all bards and Scotsfolks!

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Quotable: Voices from the Women’s March

Courtesy of Democracy Now!: I salute all these naaaaaasty women, and more. You all made history yesterday, and set a record for a single day’s demonstration. Keep the momentum up, everyone!

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“Veteran Rockette” is out of step with modern Rockettes (and reality)

Es wird nicht aus der Reihe getanzt! Oder doch? Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for the New York Post. The right-wing tabloid has finally dug up a lone voice of good old-fashioned conformity — masquerading, as conformity so often … Continue reading

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Remembering Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond, a Canadian civil-rights hero, was honored today with the announcement that her face would appear on the $10 bill. She beat Rosa Parks to the punch by nine years, in 1946, when she insisted on sitting in the … Continue reading

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A major WTF on Moroccan TV

A Moroccan TV channel is under fire, at home and abroad, for featuring a segment on how to cover up facial bruising caused by domestic violence. (Pro tip: “Use the yellow foundation, the white one lets the punch marks show … Continue reading

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