There is an idea that the internet is equally accessible to everyone, that it is a medium where one can largely be anonymous, where barriers and prejudices associated with one’s appearance no longer exist.
Social media has an equally destructive and uplifting influence on our sense of self. What will the long term effects be of the overwhelming need to deconstruct our compelling, 3-Dimensional journeys into a bite sized status update that will garner the most “likes?”
Today’s feminism is about the multiplicity of political outlets and voices; it’s about the reclaiming of emotions; it’s about the so-to-speak “messiness” of everyday life. And YES, it’s about the internet.
Les faits ne mentent pas. Les secteurs des télécommunications, des médias et de l’Internet, quant à leurs postes de hautes directions, sont manifestement beaucoup moins accessibles aux femmes qu’aux hommes.
The on-going conflict in Syria has become a black hole of violence. As the death toll reaches 40 000, it is increasingly clear that we do not have the full picture of the crimes occurring within Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Proclamée par le gouverneur général en 1996, la Journée nationale des Autochtones (21 juin) nous donne la chance de reconnaître les réalisations uniques des gens des Premières nations, des Inuit et des Métis dans une variété de domaines tels que l’agriculture, l’environnement, les affaires et les arts.
Proclaimed by the Governor General in 1996, National Aboriginal Day (June 21) provides an opportunity to acknowledge the unique achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in fields as diverse as agriculture, the environment, business and the arts.
Last week, my colleague Simone sent me a link to a news feature on a young roman running tech workshops for girls. Through her workshop series, Geneviève L’Espérance is teaching 10-12 year-old girls to program HTML websites, introducing them to science and technology in an all-girl space. As I looked into the story, I realized the media attention the issue of girls and technology has received.
A quick Google search revealed a whole bunch of groups that try to train girls in basic tech as well as support women in technology – flipping the script on gender stereotypes.
Why are we obsessed with bad girls? Britney, Paris and Lindsay could do no right at the height of their infamy. Now there are entire television series dedicated to destructive behaviours amplified by attention and monetary reward. Some see it as mindless entertainment, or real world comedy caught on camera, but what does it say about us that good girls come in last?
Women with a physical disability – A UNB female graduate student with a physical disability is looking for other females with physical disability to work on a project about the representations of women with physical disabilities in the media, to challenge them through new photo imagery. firstname.lastname@example.org
Coup de Pouce tenait en décembre dernier une grande conférence intitulée « Belles à bloguer ». Conçues pour les femmes désirant s’initier à la pratique du blogue, les ateliers sur trois jours coûtait la modique somme d’une centaine de dollars. Doit-on en déduire qu’il faut avoir de l’argent pour créer un blogue populaire? Que nenni!
A few months ago, I was sitting at The Main, eating potato latkes at a time when I should’ve been in bed instead. The night wound down as I discussed my tentative idea about how great it would be to have a weekly Q&A with women artists with my late-night dining companion. Fortunately for me, she also happened to be a pretty good poet, and so the “Women In Art” series for Kickaction was born.
I must say that it’s not very often (if ever) that I will publicly admit to doing this –but here goes… I like to scope out certain celebrity-filled gossip sites while surfing the Internet, and flip through tabloid magazines while at the grocery or drug store from time-to-time.
My name is Riannon and I’m a new blogger here on Kickaction. I’ve never really written anything public before (or private really, I’m not a diary keeper), so I’ll be learning as I go along. I’m not sure what to write about really because when you consider the first tenet of writing “know your audience”, I don’t really know who reads these blog posts.