Posts Tagged canada

Canada’s first national survey of sex workers shows most are satisfied with their jobs

Canada’s conservative government is poised to pass a bill which would criminalize sex work. But a new national study disproves many of the paternalistic stereotypes and assumptions behind the legislation.

Canada’s conservative government is poised to pass a bill which would criminalize sex work. But a new national study disproves many of the paternalistic stereotypes and assumptions behind the legislation.

Justin Bieber won’t be deported because he’s rich and white

I don’t know how this keeps happening, but somehow I’m writing about Justin Bieber again. I couldn’t sing one of his songs if there was a gun pointed at my head, but this kid keeps causing trouble in matters that are close to my heart.

What did he do this time? The singer allegedly egged a house in his neighborhood of Calabasas, California, raking up $20,000 in damage -– a wee bit over the $400 in damages that cross you over into the realm of felony. But here’s the interesting part: JBiebs is a Canadian citizen.

I don’t know how this keeps happening, but somehow I’m writing about Justin Bieber again. I couldn’t sing one of his songs if there was a gun pointed at my head, but this kid

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Chloe and Alexandra

A guide for journos interviewing survivors of sexual violence.

Indigenous communities in Canada compile their own database on missing and murdered women.

Peggy Olson should be the star of “Masters of Sex.”

“and expected me to be proud of you because you were going to ‘dismantle the system from within’”

New Yorkers: register for “Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues.”

What’s with the 2-D depiction of women in movies about sex addiction?

Check out a new approach to sex ed from friend of the site Emma Cohen.

Serbia has cancelled its gay pride parade out of fears of anti-gay rioting.

By Chloe and Alexandra

A guide for journos interviewing survivors of sexual violence.

Indigenous communities in Canada compile their own database on missing and murdered women.

Peggy Olson should be the star of “Masters ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

And while we’re on the topic of inspired dance moves

4th trimester bodies.

I am not sex positive.

The pilgrimage to the Toronto Film Festival.

Qahera, a new Muslim Superhero.

This video from the Fat Experience Project might break your heart.

Hell yeah, Canada!

What about gay grandparents?

bell hooks was right.

Dear Western Saviorists.

Trans women, love, and There Will Come a Day.

A family experiments with living in a slum for a month; this reeks of trouble.

Cities, they’re where it’s at y’all.

Looking at the U.S. through teenager’s eyes: My Hometown Is.

“I am one of America’s unlicensed, untrained illegal abortionists.”

Birth ...

And while we’re on the topic of inspired dance moves

4th trimester bodies.

I am not sex positive.

The pilgrimage to the Toronto Film Festival.

Qahera, a new Muslim Superhero.

This ...

Transphobic ad campaign puts gender anxiety on full display

A really disturbing and transphobic advertisement showed up in Canada’s National Post the other day, pictured above. I won’t link to their website because they don’t deserve the traffic, but suffice to say it has “stop corrupting children” in the title. Because as we all know, trans folk, gender non-conforming people and allies are all viscous baby-haters who hope to corrupt children with their message of “love yourself for who you are” and “express yourself freely” and “you don’t have to be something you’re not”. Scaaaaarryyyy .

The paper has since apologized, stating that it did not follow its own “procedures in place for vetting the content of advertising, especially advocacy advertising…intended to ensure that such ads meet ...

A really disturbing and transphobic advertisement showed up in Canada’s National Post the other day, pictured above. I won’t link to their website because they don’t deserve the traffic, but suffice to say it has “stop ...