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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Why feminist blogging? (and what’s next?) By

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.

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Celebrity Culture: Us versus Them By

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.

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Photoshop and the Money Making Media Machine By

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.

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