Feminist Killjoy: Mocking Niqabs by Mummering at Polls is Not Funny
Politics

Feminist Killjoy: Mocking Niqabs by Mummering at Polls is Not Funny

Call me a feminist killjoy, but the emerging trend of Canadians turning up at polls wearing clown masks and potato sacks on their heads is… distressing. It’s a trend that’s cropped up in Quebec and Newfoundland, with vastly different motives, but arguably with similar, perplexing results. In Newfoundland, the trend is intended to be supportive … Continue reading

Women of #ELXN42: Up for Debate
Politics / Social issues

Women of #ELXN42: Up for Debate

Elle Beaver brings you profiles of the women who are shaping the 2015 federal election (#elxn42), the pundits, spin-doctors, journalists and activists who are making headlines, shaping our political landscape and who are vying for YOUR vote! In this edition, we focus on Up for Debate, the coalition of organizations that fought for an electoral … Continue reading

UPDATE | #StopStealingOurKids: Métis Artist Christi Belcourt Again Takes to Twitter
Politics / Social issues

UPDATE | #StopStealingOurKids: Métis Artist Christi Belcourt Again Takes to Twitter

Last week, Métis artist and activist Christi Belcourt took Twitter by storm with #StopStealingOurKids, an impassioned plea that called attention to how foster care has become the new residential schools. Earlier today, Belcourt again took to Twitter, lauding the efforts of Cora Morgan and Kyra Wilson, both First Nations family advocates and asking for help … Continue reading