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National Marriage Day

June 14th is National Marriage Day. I realize that this day is supposed to be a celebration of marriage and love. I am married and very much in love with my husband. It would be easy to stick to the nice happy side of things. Unfortunately, marriage can be a nightmare for many. In this... Continue Reading →

Most religions don’t support women

Most religions don't support women. Christianity has many issues it needs to resolve around patriarchy. Every denials of education, every refusal of advantages to women may be traced to the dogma of original sin, which first began to spread its baleful influence with the rise of power of the priesthood and the corruption of the... Continue Reading →

Women’s rights aren’t secondary

Women's rights aren't secondary. They are human rights. Women’s rights and needs cannot be an afterthought the instant there is an emergency. They have as much rights as men to food, shelter and safety. A lot of very chauvinistic individuals out there that we are not allowed to criticize. Walking on eggshells ain't gonna change... Continue Reading →

Hopes for the future

My daughter shared a story with me, which I am now sharing with you. It is the kind of stories we don’t hear enough about. The kind that gives us hopes for the future. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. She was in class waiting for the substitute teacher to arrive.... Continue Reading →

Men with Good Intentions

Sometimes men with good intentions will end up saying things that are sexist or patronizing to women without meaning to. Benevolent sexism is a less obvious form of sexism. At first, it kind of seems like a compliment, even though it's rooted in men's feelings of superiority. You're not like other women Most of us... Continue Reading →

It starts as early as birth

It starts as early as birth with all pink toys (dolls, kitchen toys, etc.) for girls and colourful action toys for boys. Everything from medicine to the entertainment is researched and created with men in mind. Lack of representation and good female leads. It continues in Kindergarten when dress codes are used to put the... Continue Reading →

Privilege is not linear

White privilege is real. Patriarchy is real. Straight privilege is real. Privilege is not linear. It overlaps and intersects. Although Patriarchy is very real and oppresses all women, it does not erase the racial privilege that white women have.  It highlights the inherent gendered nature of  all forms of oppression. The thing about privilege is that... Continue Reading →

Passionate hate speeches

Women who have blogs or write their opinion online will eventually face a myriad of intense and passionate hate speeches and threats. Like many people, it happens to me to receive messages of insults on social networks.  This blog, like numerous others, sometimes I get harassed on here by angry people, but let me assure you... Continue Reading →

Learning history is important

Learning history is important. I had history is school and now my children have history in school. Unfortunately, it's far from complete when it comes to our own country's history. We only teach the good sides and tend to brush our troubled past under the rug. Learning history is important. I never attended school in... Continue Reading →

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