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Sexism and women studies

Ram the daughter. Dodge the father.

In my neighbourhood, there’s a truck that has a decal on its rear window that says, “Ram the daughter, Dodge the father.” Does anyone else find this super gross?

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Sexism and women studies

Maybe it’s time to rally women instead of divide them

Have you ever noticed that our society loves to pit women against each other (especially mothers)? It seems to focus on creating binary realities in which women take one side and judge the women on the other side. For example, consider these examples: breastfeeding bottlefeeding assisted birth natural birth stay-at-home mum working mum pro-vaccination anti-vaccination co-sleeping […]

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Sexism and women studies

Like a girl

It’s seems to be trendy to create viral videos with messages designed to empower women. The most recent video was produced by Always: It’s a great message, one that touches me as a father of 3 girls. The downside to the video is that the message of empowerment has to be tied to a company. […]

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Sexism and women studies

Lethbridge needs to abandon “alderman” for “councillor”

A group of citizens will present to Lethbridge City Council this Monday, advocating for changing the usage of “alderman” as a term for city council members to “councillor”. I support this change. The equality of women has become more important to me as I have been back in school. I have taken several courses that […]

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Sexism and women studies

Facebook memes and sexism

I like to think I have been sensitive to gender equality, violence against women and the like for some time, but I have to say that the women studies course I took this past semester hammered a lot of things home. I see sexism and discrimination against women in places I previously would have overlooked […]