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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, …

NEWS BULLETIN to All Females

Only because I have been seeing one too many photos of women of all ages with this facial expression. (NSFW) That facial expression (best articulated by offspring of pimp parents),…

"Raising My Voice"

From my brilliant editor at rabble. (Derrick! Please forgive that it took me so long to post this. I am lame; this you know, but now it is public. I…

Politics & home

Hello – I am home and looking forward to sharing both stories and pictures soon enough. First, please find my last article, published while I was away: Gender Violence is…

Not Lives of Girls and Women

I’ve just dined with Alice Munro. It was relatively quiet as I didn’t say one word and instead let her letters slip off the page and create for me an…

Toddlers & Tiaras

This spotlights one of the reasons why I think our world is going to sh*t. (P.S. While you’re sl*tting up your babies, your government is r*ping you and other countries.)…

‘Modern’ malaise, dread & boredom

Spiritual discussion contextualized within the aesthetic modern, specific to…read and find out to what. If you are of the variety who believes they are not held to a higher moral…

Are you a Picasso?

Editorial note: I am, in fact recycling this from years past…because it’s just that fkn good. Read. Enjoy. Comment. x Recall how last year I told you about my need…

‘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…

Don’t ever confuse

This disgusting, vile, repugnant backwards form of thinking with who I am, what I represent, what my Faith means to me, how it is executed within my family and my…

Freedom, Girls!

Before you begin reading, please note that: Of course there is a middle-ground that below I’m not discussing. I’m speaking in the same extreme as that spoken by the window…

Men are from Mars and Some Women are from Stupid

In 32 years, I’ve only ever cared for one person. Well…maybe one and a half, the half not really counting because in hindsight it’s easy to see that it was…

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…

A Girl’s Night Out

Because life has taken a very busy course for all of us, The Girls rarely get together anymore. We see one another individually, but hardly find the time to go…

The Feminist Movement & Eric Balfour’s Hoo Hoo

I like Eric Balfour. There’s a je ne sais quoi about this guy that makes him look as though he belongs in Madonna’s Vogue video. (It helps that he has…

The Always & Later Beautifuls

Recently over lunch G & I were discussing what it is about beautiful people that can be relatively lame. We were discussing how few beautiful women are also intelligent, brilliant…

Ugly Girls in Montreal

Very recently, we dined at one of my favourite restaurants in Montreal. On St-Laurent, close to Sherbrooke, this place is rather small, but packs in quite a group, and is…

Prostitute yourself this Halloween

As a nod to Halloween, I will share with you lovelies some very funny Halloween related moments from my childhood. .1. I used to gorge myself on so much candy…

Wife Beating

I just found this out: “Under Muslim Sharia law, if a woman wishes compensation for her suffering, her husband could either be ordered to pay damages or be given a…

Ever wonder who gets to go to Heaven?

According to Islam, among the first to enter Heaven are mothers (sorry boys!). Specifically, it is women who are either divorced or widowed and are then left to raise children…