Feminist Horror Plots Against Patriarachy by Alison Gillmor
Horror and feminism may seem like an unlikely pairing at first. After all, horror is a cinematic genre marked by ugly violence, menaced by masked men and packed with blonde sorority girls who run upstairs when they should be running out of the house. Then there’s the iconic image of the scary movie: the flash of a knife penetrating soft female flesh.
The Fight For Dignity: Women With Disabilities by Sandhya Singh
In 2007, 19-year-old Ashley Smith died in federal custody at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ontario.
Temporary Workers, Permanent Problems by Sandhya Singh
Laura came to Canada from Mexico to work as a seasonal apple picker under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. She fell on the job, and her legs were crushed by a tractor.
Time to Slay the Perfect-Mother Myth by Jeanie Keogh
A generation ago, middle-class women grew up with the understanding that it was possible to have it all: healthy, well-adjusted children, successful careers and fulfilling personal relationships.
The Rise of Hipster Sexism by Meghan Murphy
Describing the hipster is something you aren’t supposed to do. The mere mention of the fact that there are hipsters outs you as not being one.
Viva la Vulva by Erica Lenti
The mirror has long been touted as a feminist symbol of liberation. For some women, it is a means of understanding identity, a path to empowerment, a vehicle for harnessing sexual awareness.
The Caregiving Crunch by Lillian Zimmerman
In Canada, more than two million informal caregivers, the majority of whom are women, provide care to elders.
Ethical Pornography by Tina Vasquez
It’s April 2011, and in the dark of a very small room about 70 people are watching porn together.
Afghanistan Women Standing Strong by Lauryn Oates
In July, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Justice announced several revisions to the now infamous Shia Personal Status Law. The law, signed by President Hamid Karzai in April, contains 249 articles regulating marriage and family life for the country’s Shia minority, who account for an estimated 20 to 30 percent of the population.
Mad Men, Mad Women by Joy Parks
Discussions about women and advertising have been reignited thanks to the level of unapologetic sexism portrayed in the award-winning drama Mad Men, a television series about a 1960s adver