Archive for the 'Activism' Category

Contact Your MP or Lose Your Rights: Bill C-61 – The Canadian Copyright Act

Yazan: Candace | 13 June 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Cyberspace, Technology

Bad news in Canada: Yesterday Bill C-61 was tabled and it doesn’t bode well. Among the rights at risk: time shifting (no, not sci-fi time travel but recording television now to view later transferring media (music, video, etc) you own to a portable music/video device that you own (like an iPod) format shifting — transferring […]

National Organization of Men

Yazan: Candace | 22 March 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Culture, Feminism, Life, Sexism

You must go see yesterday’s Toothpaste for Dinner comic. Hat tip to Alexandra.

Windsor Blogger Meetup Tonight

Yazan: Candace | 27 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Blogging, Life

A bunch of local bloggers have started meeting up on a monthly basis. The February meetup is tonight at Taloola Cafe, start time 7:30, everyone is welcome. There’s a wiki here with details and the signup for February is here Last month there was a mix of blog topics — technology, photos, food, […]

Breastmilk is Awesome

Yazan: Candace | 25 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Birth, Bodies, Culture, Family, Feminism, Happy, Life, Sexism, Sexuality, Technology, Third Wave

I’ve known for years (almost 14 — the age of my oldest child) that breastmilk is the absolute best thing in the world. Now there’s one more reason why it’s awesome: Breastmilk contains stem cells. Seriously. Check out that article. flickr photo by Hoover Family Photos

Happy Family Day

Yazan: Candace | 18 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Family, Feminism, Life, Relationships, School, Third Wave

Today is Family Day in Ontario. It’s a government initiative to help families with the crazy pace of life by giving everyone the day off so they can spend time together. Except Family Day isn’t retrospectively applied to court orders signed before today. If your kids go to their dad’s on Mondays you are out […]

Make a Difference this Valentine’s Day

Yazan: Candace | 14 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Feminism, Life, Miss G_ Project, School, Sexism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Want to know what to do for your Valentine this year? Call Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s Minister of Education and ask when the already promised Women’s and Gender Studies course will be added into the Ontario Secondary School Curriculum. Kathleen Wynne’s Office: 416.325.2600 TDD/TTY: 1-800-263-2892 Today, February 14th 2008, between 9 and 5, pick up the […]

History that Matters

Yazan: Candace | 13 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Birth, Canadiana, Feminism, History, School, Women's Studies

No need to ask, I’m still not all that engaged in my school work. At least I’m crying less this term. I had to present a statement of my research project this week. (For those who forget or are tuning in mid-journey, I’m looking at something about childbirth on Pelee Island in Southern Ontario in […]

Nominate a Hero for the Order of Canada

Yazan: Candace | 12 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, History, Life, Relationships, Sexism, Sexuality, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Please cast your vote to support the nomination of Henry Morgentaler for the Order of Canada. Henry Morgentaler is a Holocaust survivor.* He survived Auschwitz, and after the war he accepted a United Nations scholarship that was being offered to Jewish survivors. With this, he went to medical school in Germany. He came to Canada […]

What to do for a Calendar?

Yazan: Candace | 29 January 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Feminism, Life, Sexuality, Third Wave

Here it is, almost the end of January and I’m still calendar-less. Every year there’s a special place on my office wall for Sue Richard’s Breast of Canada Calendar. I have most of them still, starting with the premier edition from 2001. This year, Sue’s taking some time off for medical reasons and while she’s […]

Framing Life

Yazan: Candace | 13 December 2007 | 1 Comment
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Culture, Family, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Happy, Life, Relationships, Spirituality, Third Wave, Women's Studies

I have been collecting frames for the past two years or so. When I see a cheap or clearance frame I buy it and stash it away because framed photos make great gifts and because I’ve always wanted a home with treasured photos hung all around. I did that a little bit at my old […]

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