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

Canadian Olympic Committee’s President Resigns, Realizes Showing up at Meetings in Boxers “Questionable”
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Canadian Olympic Committee’s President Resigns, Realizes Showing up at Meetings in Boxers “Questionable”

It’s all in a night’s work for CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault, who Saturday morning took middle-of-the-night calls from sources informing her that Marcel Aubut, the president of the Canadian Olympic Committee (aptly acronymed ‘COC’) will be resigning after sexual harassment complaints against him were withdrawn.  Continue reading

Canadian women of the year – The Whistleblowers: Lucy DeCoutere, Reva Seth, and Kathryn Borel
Social issues

Canadian women of the year – The Whistleblowers: Lucy DeCoutere, Reva Seth, and Kathryn Borel

In celebration of the new year, Elle Beaver brings you profiles of courageous Canadian women who changed our world in 2014.  Meet the icons, agitators, athletes, survivors and changemakers who challenged our view of womens’ place in Canadian society. They are the women who spilled the beans of a long-held open secret, shattering the resounding … Continue reading

Why Bill Cosby Matters to Canadians (And how Kitchener turned a negative into a positive)
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Why Bill Cosby Matters to Canadians (And how Kitchener turned a negative into a positive)

Wednesday night, Bill Cosby — one of history’s most beloved comedians and prolific alleged-rapist – performed the first show of his three-month long “Conversations” tour at the Centre in the Square in Kitchener, Ontario. It was the first of 3 Canadian tour dates this week, and the show made international headlines. For feminists, protesters, supporters, … Continue reading

The year in Canada’s #HashtagFeminism
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The year in Canada’s #HashtagFeminism

They are the hashtags that launched a thousand revolutions on Twitter around the globe – #BringBackOurGirls, #IllRideWithYou, #BlackLivesMatter, #YesAllWomen – sparking movements that set streets ablaze from the town of Chibok in Nigeria’s Borno State; to Ferguson, Mississippi; Sydney, Australia; and places in between. And Canada was no different.  Twitter, the medium where voices marginalized … Continue reading