Women of #Elxn42: Jenni Byrne
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Women of #Elxn42: Jenni Byrne

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 Jenni Byrne, one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s top political advisors and … Continue reading

Unfunny Canadian woman wants fat people to stop being fat
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Unfunny Canadian woman wants fat people to stop being fat

“Comedian” reminds us that recognizing privilege has a long way to go Nicole Arbour charms the masses in her “DEAR FAT PEOPLE” video, c/o Youtube. It’s Wednesday, so undoubtedly you’ve all read about the weekend’s “news” that Canadian “comic” Nicole Arbour had her YouTube account temporarily suspended after posting a HILARIOUS (read: not hilarious) video entitled … Continue reading

Sun’s Out, Tits Out: Kitchener women exercise their fundamental right; internet takes it personally
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Sun’s Out, Tits Out: Kitchener women exercise their fundamental right; internet takes it personally

Last week, three Kitchener, ON sisters went for a bike ride on a hot Friday evening and decided to take their shirts off – thereby cycling topless – to try to beat the heat. Tameera, Nadia and Alysha Mohamed rode for a while to a “mostly positive reaction” before a Kitchener police officer pulled them over and … Continue reading

Stephen Harper and the ‘moral panic’ over the niqab and women’s Charter rights
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Stephen Harper and the ‘moral panic’ over the niqab and women’s Charter rights

Last week, Prime Minister Stephen “Ethnic Costume” Harper stirred the political pot when he announced the government’s intentions to challenge the decision of a federal court which asserted that Zunera Ishaq had the right to take her citizenship oath as a new Canadian while wearing the niqab, the Islamic veil which covers the hair and … Continue reading