Turbo Chicks: Talkin' 'bout My Generation by Krista Scott-Dixon
"Third-wave feminism" is a catchy yet contested term for the ideas and activism of young North American women. Lara Karaian, Allyson Mitchell and Lisa Rundle created an anthology that reflects the issues and experiences of these women. Their book, Turbo Chicks, (Sumach Press, 2001) challenges the image of young women as apathetic, apolitical dupes of an anti-feminist backlash. Instead, the contributors to Turbo Chicks present a lively, intriguing series of opinions and perspectives which are by turns thoughtful, provocative, funny, angry and poignant.
The Sweet Taste of Lemonade by Cheryl Thompson
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter never ceases to amaze audiences. For nearly 20 years, she has consistently recreated herself, her music and her brand.
It is easy to forget that she began her career in 1998 at age of 16 as part of the girl group Destiny’s Child. Since then, she’s become one of the most recognized R&B/pop singers in the world—and one of the most critiqued. With each album, listeners delve into her creative subconscious, and her latest (sixth) solo project, Lemonade, is no exception.
Red Tent Revolution by Jeanie Keogh
Twenty-two years ago, Madeleine Shaw (photo, left) struggled to find a solution to the uncomfortable bladder infections she experienced brought on by the o.b. tampons she was using.
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.
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.
Porn Again: The Issue that Won't Go Away by Lisa Tremblay
In light of a new documentary celebrating Hugh Hefner as the grandfather of the sexual revolution, feminists might be wondering how mainstream heterosexual pornography has evolved since Playboy was launched in 1953.
On Guard Against Gardasil by Dawn Rae Downtown
Several years ago, I oversaw Planned Parenthood British Columbia’s 40 public health clinics.
Hormone Therapy: A Prescription for Replacement by Penni Mitchell
In 1966,an American doctor named Robert Wilson wrote Feminine Forever, a book that promoted estrogen replacement as a miracle cure for women 's aging woes.
(Archives 2001) Are Periods Passé? by Kathleen O'Grady
The human body is rarely viewed holistically anymore. In an increasingly technocratic world, our bodies are portrayed as objects made up of transferable bits and pieces.