I admit it. This weekend I was one of the many Canadians who searched through stores and online for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
But today, December 3rd, I am putting aside my thoughts of super sales and discount prices to concentrate on a new ritual – #GivingTuesday.
Today, Canadians (and our American friends) get the change to give back – through donating their time and money to a non-profit they support, to make the world a better place.
This week we enter the 16 days of action to end violence against women after celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Monday, Nov. 25th.
Feminism is once again becoming a hot topic as a TedTalk about Feminism goes viral, a Huff Post explains there’s no typical feminist while Michelle Obama is labelled as a “bad feminist”.
Sexism in professional sports is alive and an infographics shows us the absurd inequality in the film industry.
As you may have heard on the news this morning, Simon Gittany was convicted today of throwing his girlfriend Lisa Harnum, a Canadian, off the 15th floor balcony of their apartment in Sydney Australia.
After the verdict was read, Lisa’s mother told reporters her daughter’s death was a “powerful wakeup call to young women and to parents, siblings and friends of these young women, to be aware of the warning signs of a controlling relationship and to take a pro-active approach to assisting them.”
We've all seen the recent headlines with high profile allegations of domestic abuse. I can't count the number of times I've heard friends and family ask the same question of those stories: "why doesn't she just leave?"
Too many people assume that if a woman is in an abusive relationship that she is making a choice to stay and that she has the power to end the abuse if she just leaves.