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Blood Red Thread

December 7, 2016

In the past few months I've had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with an entirely new group of women because of my transfer at work. It began with moving from the Soo to Sudbury and transferring from downtown to the north end cemented it. It has b…

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Another Murder-Suicide

April 26, 2015

I was unsurprised earlier this week to read a headline at the Huffington Post Canada site that a man in Saskatchewan had murdered his girlfriend LaTasha Gosling and three of four of their kids. Completely and utterly unsurprised. Violence against wom…

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Loss

August 14, 2014

Ok, so I guess the Universe is never really done kicking anyone in the pants. A few days ago I found out a dear former professor and idol passed away from cancer. I hadn't spoken with her in a couple of years but I still feel her loss keenly. Dr. Ala…

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In Defense of Feminism

June 21, 2014

Have I ever mentioned I don't like change? I hate it, and when I say hate I'm not being hyperbolic. I hate it. It is hard for me to change my mind even in the face of good data, but I *will* do so eventually. For example, the other night I was compla…

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I Hate Princesses

March 12, 2014

Or more specifically, I hate princess culture. I'm an anti-monarchist, despite living in a constitutional monarchy. The idea that a family is somehow special, and therefore more powerful, rich and well regarded than any other, is classism at it's str…

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I Overpay My Babysitter

January 14, 2014

While my mom is out of town in Mexico avoiding all the snow, slush and now ice, I needed to find another sitter for Kat during the day and Gabe after school.  With my sister-in-law out of comission due to pregnancy I gave a distant cousin a ring (the…

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My Little Beauty

January 10, 2014

As previously mentioned, I have very little of what people would call 'style'. I'm very much a jeans and tee shirts person. The number of pairs of shoes I own is in the low single digits. I've had the same small bag of cosmetics for a decade, and w…

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DEFEND-not defund-Abortion

October 3, 2013

Today, online and off, there are Defund Abortion 'rallies' happening across Canada and Twitter. I only found out about it last night and therefore quickly threw plans together to head to my Member of Provincial Parliament's office today with a letter…

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Hello My Name is FEMINIST

September 23, 2013

It's hard for me to imagine but I still run into people who treat feminist/feminism as a dirty word. "Oh, I could never call myself a feminist." "Could you stop being such a feminist?" I'm sorry, but do you have a problem with the fight for equal rig…

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Phoenix, Marvel Girl and SuperGirl go to a Con

September 16, 2013

I saw this picture up on a few Facebook pages this morning with a lot of 'how cute!' commentary, and how great it was that these particular super heroes were getting some love. Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE fan of Marvel Girl aka Captain Marvel and …

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To Boldy Go

August 16, 2013

There are many ways to be a geek, so many fandoms to love and be excited about. Finding people who are as passionate as you about the same things is like finding immediate new friends. I felt this way a few weeks ago when I connected with some guys a…

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Odd Duck

June 26, 2013

It's been two and a half weeks since I began my new job and things are finally falling into place; I spent the first week training on the phone with Prim and learning some paperwork, aaaaall last week and two days this week attempting to enter paymen…

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Yes I am!

February 2, 2013

I'm aaaalll over this. Why yes, I AM a fat bitch and I love myself. Today. Right now. Take that, haters. I hope you'll join me over at The Nearsighted Owl's for fat bitchy goodness.

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Fat People Don't Exist to Validate You

January 30, 2013

Fat people get a lot of 'but I did it, so you can too! It's not easy, sure, BUT I DID IT!' comments, especially if they're fat and blogging or otherwise out in public about not hating their bodies. Today while doing my best thinking a.k.a having a sh…

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Feminist Friday~Womanifesto

January 18, 2013

Via The Nearsighted Owl (check her out in my Good Reads section!) I found the Militant Baker and her Womanifesto challenge. What's a Womanifesto? Jess defines it as: A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, and views of its fem…

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