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Category Archives: Eastern feminism

On Jian Ghomeshi and Violence Against Women: Where Do We Go From Here?

For Elle Beaver, I wrote about what comes next – hopefully, if we do it right, the response to Jian Ghomeshi will help us become a safer society for the voices…

On the audacity of having an opinion

Originally published on March 5, 2014. I was recently reminded that once upon an ex friendship, I was told that I have opinions. Stop laughing. The intention of his statement was…

10 year anniversary & Min Fami

Today is this home’s 10 year anniversary. Yeah, it’s as unbelievable to me as it is to you, my seven readers. Last night, I participated in my first ever panel…

Wedding RINGS have dislodged me

Editorial Note #1:This article was originally published 11/11/02. I am currently on holiday and unless titled Dispatches, then what you are reading was scheduled for publication in advance of my…

Allah does not discriminate (a.k.a. “On Bein’ Single”)

Editorial Note: Originally published on 2012/11/19. ——————– “Since masculinity is defined through separation while femininity is defined through attachment, male gender identity is threatened by intimacy while female gender identity…

On the pornification of our girls

I just had the misfortune of seeing some photos posted on the Facebook…which brought this article from last year to mind, On the Pornification of our girls. Horrible too were…

Girl In A Storm

I have already mentioned to you my Nutmeg Days, but have not sat down to write about the days which leave me feeling like the woman in this photo, without…

There’s a rumor it’s raining men, so I burnt my umbrellas

For most of my life, I understood the level at which I should expect to be treated by those in my life, and could demand it in return because I…

Killing Us Softly

Do you love women? Do you respect women? Are you against sexualized violence? Abuse? Hate? Manufactured realities? Profit over people? Then you need to watch the following riveting two part…

The Metaphorical Bloody Knuckle

Y’all remember S? He’s been MIA for some time because he’s finishing his screenplay. Though S has been working a great deal on his writing, I am humbled that he…

Relationship advice for men + women who hate one another

I was recently going through a friend’s bookshelf and among a deeply disturbing volume of this genre’s nonsense, I stumbled upon: Why Men Marry Bitches: A woman’s guide to winning…

‘The Feminist’ should be a television show title

Editorial note: The following has been drafted on the fly via berry. Pardon the mistakes and the non-coherency if I am a little all over the place…it is an inspired…

Sexualization of young girls is dangerous

It’s 2011. I can’t fkn believe that we are still taking about this sh.t, that it is still surprising to some, that studies have to be done to confirm it, …

‘Caramel’

Except for the occasional political one, I rarely recommend films on this blog. But if you are free tonight, this Thursday evening, tomorrow or Saturday and live in Ottawa, then…

Quote of this day

“It is good for a woman to keep her sense of humor intact and at the ready. She must see, even if only in secret, that she is the funniest…