Soraya Chemaly Talks Online Harassment of Women & the 2016 Election

Soraya Chemaly sat down with Alan Rosenblatt on The Dr. DigiPol Show for an hour-long discussion about the online harassment of women and its relationship to the 2016 Presidential election. The conversation ranged from gamergate to Trump’s harassment of women to the harassment of Hillary Clinton.  This is MUST SEE Web TV!

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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. […]

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WEBSHOW –> Campaigns Engaging Women: #EPICFAIL?

Tune in to Episode 2 of the Dr. DigiPol Show this Thursday, September 8 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to catch Michelle Coyle of Women Get It Done and Lisa Maatz of the American Association of University Women discuss whether or not the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are effectively engaging […]

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Masculinity Isn’t Misogyny

Somewhere along the way American politics got very confused about manhood. And if you didn’t know any better, you might think that rabid misogyny is one of the pillars of being a man.   It’s not.   On one level, the phenomenon that we’re watching take place is about Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton and […]

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No Woman Should Have to Publicly Discuss Their Abortion: The Tale of @TwoWomenTravel

A woman’s decision to terminate her pregnancy is fundamentally private. Who she shares that decision with should be completely up to her. Despite that, some women find themselves in situations where this decision is taken away from them, such as when they have to run the gauntlet of protesters outside a clinic. That said, one […]

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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 […]

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Mental Health is a Feminist Issue

For great reasons (the presidential election!) and for terrible reasons (an increasingly fatal heroin epidemic…) mental health has been increasing its visibility in the United States.  Mental health treatment faces many problems as a whole—decreases in funding, misconceptions about treatment, a virulent social stigma, and many areas lacking qualified health professionals.  However, for women in […]

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Soul Line: Design and Shop for Change This is the last in a series of three blog posts highlighting S.O.U.L. Sisters’ work. To read the first post, please click here and to read the second post, click here. SOUL Line partners with professional fashion designers, graphic designers and business owners to make 100% youth designed […]

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Equal Pay Day 2016: What are you worth?

It sounds like a movie plot. Someone leaves an anonymous note in your locker informing you that you are being paid less than your male counterparts. Enough is enough, you bolster your spirits with thoughts of Susan B. Anthony, Betty Freidan and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. An inspiring orchestra score starts to swell as you march […]

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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 […]

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