International Day of the Girl: Canadian Teens Usher in Sexual Consent Culture
Relationships / Sex / Social issues

International Day of the Girl: Canadian Teens Usher in Sexual Consent Culture

They are three young women rocking Canadian feminism, eagerly taking the movement into its next wave: besties and change-makers Lia Valente and Tessa Hill who are remaking the Ontario Sex-Ed curriculum; and badass social organizer Alexi Halket, founder of Crop Top Day, which defied high school dress codes that corner girls into the role of … Continue reading

A Taxonomy of Canadian Trolls in the wake of FHRITP & Hydro One
In The Media / Social issues

A Taxonomy of Canadian Trolls in the wake of FHRITP & Hydro One

Canada’s first notable instance of a ”FHRTIP” episode has become an incendiary topic on social media and comments sections after one of the participants in the incident, Shawn Simoe, was fired from his job at Hydro One, Ontario’s primary energy supplier. Significantly, Hydro One is currently a public enterprise, which probably has a lot to … Continue reading

University of Waterloo Fraternity #BreakTheSilence on Campus Sexual Assaults with PSA
Education / Social issues

University of Waterloo Fraternity #BreakTheSilence on Campus Sexual Assaults with PSA

Major kudos goes out this week to University of Waterloo-based fraternity Sigma Chi for openly addressing (arguably) the biggest issue on Canadian campuses today— sexual assault and rape culture— in their PSA video #BreakTheSilence. Following almost two years of mounting evidence of a pervasive rape culture across our post-secondary campuses— ahem; Saint Mary’s; McMaster; uOttawa; … Continue reading

Trans Woman Sumaya Ysl Found Dead in Toronto, Found Nowhere in the News
Social issues

Trans Woman Sumaya Ysl Found Dead in Toronto, Found Nowhere in the News

On Sunday, February 22nd, Toronto police responded to a call in Toronto’s East End, and arrived to find an unresponsive woman – 26 year old Sumaya Dalmar, a well-known woman in the Toronto trans community – who was pronounced dead at the scene. For two days, social media has been erupting. The hashtags #BlackTransLivesMatter, #JusticeForSumaya … Continue reading