Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The world is very inaccessible for people with disabilities.   Please remember that disabilities come in all shapes and that all of them are visible to the naked eye. You don't have to see a disability for it to be there. Just because it looks like I’m always... Continue Reading →

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The importance of free press

Our government has been on an ongoing conflict between the its attempts to strengthen and protect itself and the press’s attempts to scrutinize and report on the government. Free press plays a vital role in informing citizens about public affairs and monitoring the actions of governments at all levels. "No government ought to be free... Continue Reading →

How is this possible? Conversion therapies are legal in Quebec

As a mother and step-mother and as a human being, I find the fact that conversion therapies are legal in the province I live in unacceptable. I find it completely inconceivable that there is still no law prohibiting these "therapies" in Quebec. Even though this type of "therapy" is recognized by mental health specialists as... Continue Reading →

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20th is the transgender day of remembrance. Being an ally is important. It lets everyone around you know that you are supportive and attentive to the needs of others. Being an ally demonstrates that you want to help change the world for marginalized communities even if you are not necessarily part of a particular... Continue Reading →

Rape is about power not clothing

The Irish court has acquitted a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl after her lawyer convinced the jury that the latter also had responsibilities in her own assault because she was wearing a thong that day . First of all, in order to find out that she had a thong the assault had... Continue Reading →

The rate of police-confirmed sexual assault jumped 61% in Quebec.

Let that sink in. The rate of police-confirmed sexual assault jumped 61% in Quebec since the #MeToo campaign took over social media and gave a voice to those who felt they didn't have one. That number only concern the denunciations found to be founded by the police. Now imagine how many came forward and were... Continue Reading →

Speak out

Women constantly make themselves smaller in the face of violence, or to try and avoid violence. If you have to hide, I understand and I honour any steps you need to take for your safety. Hiding is not how we speak out. It's not how we support victims of domestic violence. Us hiding and being... Continue Reading →

She can be anything she wants

Many young people still make career choices based on gender stereotypes. By fighting against them, we encourage children and youth to express their true personality and make informed choices about their future. Even today, many young people will make choices based on gender stereotypes, choices that do not always reflect their deep desire for a... Continue Reading →

The harm of discrimination

Discrimination is present in our society. Unfortunately, many young people notice inequalities in their lives even before being teenagers Disrespect Women and minorities are being treated worse than boys on the internet, including through social media as society doesn't think they are owed as much respect as a white man. This is not surprising, as... Continue Reading →

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