Why We Still March in Edmonton

The 2nd Annual Women’s March occurred in Edmonton on January 20th, 2018. I was asked more than once, with an incredulous tone, “Why are you still marching?” Instead of punching these people in the face, I opted to find some facts and to have polite discourse about the topic. Here’s why we march: Gender equality…

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In Defence of Miranda Jimmy

Recently candidate for Ward 5 city councillor Miranda Jimmy created a firestorm when she dropped an open letter to the victor of the hard fought battle, Sarah Hamilton. In it Miranda congratulates her opponent on her victory and raises 5 assumptions (shoulda called them fears) that leaves her, let’s use the word “worried”, about the future…

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Not Always a Sisterhood: The Craziest Stuff Kellyanne Conway Has Said

Kellyanne Conway is coming to Alberta.* If you’re a woman and not rejoicing about this you’ve probably had some comments thrown your way by the Pussy-grabberists in your life a la: “But I thought you like strong smart women?” “The mainstream media twists everything that she says. Show me proof of what she’s said that’s…

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President-Elect Pussy-Grabber: Normalizing the Abnormal

Editor’s Disclaimer: If you feel that “Pussy-Grabber” is too vulgar, we sincerely apologize for refusing to censor ourselves. However, being offended is kind of the point; after all, Trump DID say that he grabs pussies. So to call him a “pussy-grabber” is sort of just stating facts. But if you can’t stand the word “pussy,” try…

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Staying at Home After 10 Years of Not…

This is a story about me being a recent domestic engineer to two elementary school aged children and how this stage of family life seems MUCH (unreasonably much!) easier to manage with one parent being at home. But there is a caveat – other than my maternity leaves, I was never a SAHM with babies, toddlers or preschoolers and I…

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Absolutely, Positively Trying to Accept My Body

“Body positivity at its core represents this wild idea that all bodies are good bodies. All bodies are worthy of self love, self care, and acceptance. All bodies are allowed to feel beautiful, regardless of their color or jean size or health status or how attractive you personally find them to be.” ~Marie Southard Ospina Body Positivity: Easier Said…

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