Boys in “Girlie” Sports like Gymnastics

Boys in “Girlie” Sports like Gymnastics

This blog was originally posted here and has been re-posted here with the permission of the author. As a follower of fellow Olympic gymnast turned educator and inspirational health advocate Kyle Shewfelt, I read with interest his recent blog post about the challenges boys face when they decide to participate in, and commit to, a […]

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It’s {Not} A Girl: Feminist Parenting My Son

It’s {Not} A Girl: Feminist Parenting My Son

I was early in my pregnancy when I was told that I was pregnant with a girl. I was elated, immediately I began day-dreaming: her first pro-choice march, her first Margaret Atwood novel, so much exciting stuff to share with a girl-child; that night I wrote in my journal: “I am growing a feminist”. I […]

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Nidhi on Violence Against Women

Nidhi on Violence Against Women

The first and greatest violence is the systematic exclusion of people – a great number of people – by society. From this violence other violence directly and indirectly flows. Where you exclude, you must establish instruments to control those who are excluded so that they don’t invade the peace of those who have access to opportunities and wealth.” -Father Bruno Sechi, co-founder of the National Movement of Street Boys and […]

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Happy 25th Anniversary R. v. Morgentaler!

Happy 25th Anniversary R. v. Morgentaler!

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in favour of Dr. Morgentaler, Dr. Smoling, and Dr. Scott, which granted women’s true personal autonomy. This date holds special weight with me. Not just because I’m a woman, but also because I’m a nurse. One who has spent the bulk of her career as […]

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