Inspiration Close to Home By

“The year 2014 was amazing in terms of a dialogue regarding women’s rights, feminism, and a growing awareness of the struggles that every self-identified woman faces on a daily basis. Popular culture has afforded different icons and voices for human rights, coming from different backgrounds and experiences. This week’s theme for kickaction.ca’s carnivale is Role Models […]

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#Hashtag Phenomena & Social purpose: A Chat with feminist filmmaker Brenda Longfellow. By

Brenda Longfellow is a feminist documentary filmmaker and professor of Film Studies and Production at York University.  What inspired you to start working on an interactive web documentary based on the hashtag #Beenrapedneverreported? I was very inspired by the hashtag #beenrapedneverreported created after the Jian Ghomeshi scandal. I observed how this hashtag took off like lightning, […]

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Media Watch: Journée nationale des Autochtones By

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.


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Media Watch: Girls in Technology By

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.

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Bad Girls on Film By

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?

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Project on Women with Disabilities Representation in the Media By

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. rachelwatters@gmail.com

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Blogue féministe 101 By

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!

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