I don’t support the Pro-Life movement, but I’m not pro-abortion

  Earlier this year, I wrote for the first time about abortion and some of the thoughts I was developing about it. Since then, I’ve struggled with where I stand on the issue, and tried to figure out ways to express it. Thankfully, I have a friend who is great at tagging me on posts with articles all about these kinds of issues, that have helped lead me to where I am today. She also is the reason I realized[Read more]

Yes, I can be a Feminist, Christian and a housewife

Earlier this month, one of my favourite bloggers posted about feminism and this somewhat popular idea that feminists and housewives must be mutually exclusive of one-another. It’s an issue that I’ve encountered often, both as a woman who loves being a housewife, and as a Christian woman. At Christmas, the in-laws came to our apartment, and I took care of dinner, getting the tree up, and making sure there was no shortage on food or decorations. My father-in-law told me[Read more]

We still need feminism

Last Friday was a day of importance that many outside of Canada, and even many within Canada are not aware of. December 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action On Violence Against Women, where memorial vigils are held across the country.   The day, which was established in 1991, marks the anniversary of the Dec. 6, 1989 murder of 14 young women at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, by a young man who killed them for one reason –[Read more]

Sexism in the realm of geeks.

Sorry I’ve been away for a couple weeks. Things got a little crazy at the paper with multiple deadlines and trying to get life stuff done.   I wanted to share the column I wrote for this week’s paper, because it’s both an issue I’m passionate about and ties in relatively well with my last post. It’s one of the reasons why I think people who say there’s no need for feminism at all in North America because the issues[Read more]

#StopTheBeautyMadness

I stood in front of the mirror at my inlaws’ house this past weekend, staring at myself in the mirror, trying to figure out whether I should even bother going to the beach or if I should just throw back on my clothes and forget the swimming part. Weight has been an issue with me for a long time, and looking at myself in a bikini, I started to feel like it was inappropriate for me to go out. My[Read more]