Megan Nobert

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Body Break

For those who grew up in Canada in the 80’s and 90’s like myself, you likely remember those Body Break commercials. For those that don’t, I highly recommend that you look this up on YouTube, with the warning that you will be sucked into a time warp from which you will undoubtedly emerge blurry-eyed and delirious. […]

Hyper-masculinity and Apocalypse Now

I recently saw Apocalypse Now for the first time. Setting aside the fact that I am a few decades late to the show, this was an enlightening moment for me. See, several men that I have either dated or wanted to date over the years have expressed that this was their favorite movie. Being incredibly […]

Musings on Forgetting and Forgiving

Forgetting or forgiving – are they mutually exclusive or necessary parts of the same coin for survivors of sexual violence?   The politics of forgetting would suggest that they are the same, that forgetting requires some level of forgiveness. Otherwise the mental exercise is essentially moot and you, at the core, hold onto a hurt […]

The Language of Rape

Language is a funny thing. So utterly vital to our lives, but also so fragile. In the aftermath of my experience with sexual violence I’ve come to realize how key language is our perceptions of events, and how the emotions that follow. I was sexually assaulted. I was raped. Two sentences with very different connotations. […]