Rape culture, victim blaming, and education

    Some people might find this a difficult column to read. The words that follow might make some people uncomfortable. Yet, sometimes we must acknowledge uncomfortable truths in order to change and move ahead.   Poet Mary Hathaway once wrote,  “If rape was a colour it would be red.”  As I say that word […]

Why Feminism Needs to be Rebranded

This June, the Liberal government unveiled what it called “Canada’s first feminist international-assistance policy,” with plans to ensure that at least 95%  of the country’s foreign aid would help improve the lives of women and girls through equality and empowerment initiatives. There were, however, no plans to increase foreign aid to fund the new feminist […]