Media Watch: Women in Sports By

With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London just round the corner, the media spotlight has been on women in sports this week and I wanted to revisit conversations about female athletes and the different issues at play. Between the sexualization of women, their bodies and their sport and trying to define femininity in the name of olympic fairness, women are fighting (or boxing or wrestling) for an equal place on the starting line.

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Sexual Health Resource Centre By

Did you know Girls Action Foundation and kickaction.ca have a sexual health resource centre for young women? Check it out here! You can use the search bar for to find out more about topics you are interested in like health, poverty, descrimination, the environment and more.

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A story of healing By

In my life I have come across a lot of different types of healing. I have been a woman in this world for 29 years and have been interestingly learning what it means to be a nehiyaw or Cree woman. What it means to be a mother, sister, daughter, niece, granddaughter and cousin. Among all these roles the one that I’m still trying to teach my story about is my healing from addictions. 

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Women in Action: A Conversation on Gender, Women’s Health and Activism with Dr. Samantha King By

”So, that’s where that analysis comes from and in addition the rhetoric around breast cancer and pink ribbon marketing depends on this notion of women as always attached to someone else,whether as mothers to children, or as wives to the husbands, and of course these fit within rather heteronormative frames, and so that is part of that critique of how motherhood operates and femininity operates in breast cancer culture. ”

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Légal/illégal? By

Je ne veux pas compliquer cette question mais inévitablement, elle l’est tout particulièrement pour moi.J’ai travaillé plusieurs années auprès de personnes dépendantes aux substances et cette question résonne donc en moi de multiples façons. Et je ne fais que suivre ce sillon…

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ruminations on sex By

A little while ago I was lying in bed with my date and we started to talk about the ideas that we used to have about sex, and some of the ways those ideas have changed over time. I talked about the body dysphoria—that is, my experiences around feeling out of my body and not in control when I had sex—that I used to experience way more than I do now.

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