Rachel Edmonds

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Older moms, fewer kids: How life has changed for Canadian mothers

How old are first-time moms these days? How many moms work outside of the home? And how much has the gender income gap narrowed? With Mother’s Day approaching, we took a look at demographic numbers related to Canadian moms to see how much things have changed over the years.<p>More mothers are …

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

<i>Here's what we're reading today:</i>• Hillary Clinton says the pattern of violence against Black men is "unmistakable and undeniable" and calls for all …

Hillary Clinton

#35: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to …

Authors for Indies Day shines a light on humble booksellers

Wondering what to read next? You're in luck. Almost 700 writers are scheduled to appear at more than 120 independent bookstores on Saturday, as the first Authors for Indies Day takes place across the country.<p>The initiative is modelled on Indies First, started by the American author Sherman Alexie …

Margaret Atwood, Heather O'Neill, and Eliza Robertson among 17 Canadians longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Award

Heather O’Neill<p>The longlist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize has been announced and 17* Canadian authors have been nominated. …

Associated Press News

Canada's ReMatriate Movement Takes on Fashion’s Indigenous Cultural Appropriation

"It's hard to ignore what harm there is in presenting the identity of indigenous women as hypersexual, passive beings."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>From fluorescent feathered headdresses at indie-pop festivals to Urban Outfitters "smudge kits," to runway fashion shows like …

Rachel Notley proud of ‘historic’ number of women elected in Alberta

<b>WATCH ABOVE: After Tuesday’s election, a record number of women now hold seats in the Alberta legislature. Kendra Slugoski takes a closer …

[Special Feature ] | Saving Nelvana, by Soraya Roberts

The search for Canada’s first female superhero

This Month’s Top Ten Poetic Picks

<b>The best in poetry (and poetic things)</b> <b><br>1 Art & Apps</b>Is there a connection between the rise of street art and hard times? Some would say yes, including …

Literature

Dear Poet Project 2017

5 Books to Get You Out of Your Literary Comfort Zone

So, one of my New Year's resolutions was to expand the types of books I read. While reading has always been a hobby of mine, I tend to gravitate towards the same types of books: fiction stories and John Green novels. Partially inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution to read a book a …

Books

6 trailblazing women in history

June Hannam explains the legislation that allowed women to take up civil posts for the first time, more than 90 years ago, and Philip Carter chooses …

No country has reached gender equality, head of U.N. Women says

A girl born today will be 81 years old before she has the same chance as a man to be CEO of a company, the head of U.N. Women has said, and she will …

Top 10 feminist icons in children's and teen books

Photograph: PR<p>Luna Lovegood, so often overshadowed by Hermione, is smart, brave and loyal (played by Evanna Lynch in the films, seen here in Harry Potter and the Half Blood …

International Women's Day: This is why female achievement across the globe has been celebrated with a Google Doodle

Today marks International Women’s Day, an annual event that celebrates women’s accomplishments and promotes global gender equality.<p>This year’s theme …

10 great cartoonists you need to know: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Comics is producing an unfeasible amount of good to superb work currently, the volume of which makes it impossible for even the most ardent …

Tapping Into Female Talent For a Competitive Advantage

Today's smart leaders know that to succeed tomorrow, they need to develop the right talent. But not many of them may realize that their competitive advantage will depend on building a big pool of top female talent.<p>Today's smart leaders know that to succeed tomorrow, they need to develop the right …

Companies run by women perform better

There are lots of reasons why employing more women to run companies is a good idea. Greater gender diversity on boards, for example, helps with managing risk, growing revenue and increasing innovation.<p>An ongoing project from Karen Rubin shows investors benefit too. Rubin works as the director of …

S&P 500

Vegetarian, Feminist Tibetan Monk Taking the US Ivy Leagues By Storm

Twenty-nine year old Tibetan man, Orgyen Trinley Dorje - the 17th Karmapa - is currently on a two-month lecture tour of prestigious US universities, …

The Historical Feminist Roundtable, Bucket List Edition

"I once beat my husband at whist, and although he was peeved, I was very pleased.<p><b>HYPATIA:</b> Hi, everyone, and welcome to the Feminist Round Table, where I invite some of history’s most notable feminists to discuss an important and timely topic. I’m very excited to welcome an amazing panel of women to …

True Feminism Is About Equality for Both Genders

According to Teresa Younger, the CEO and president of the Ms. Foundation, it’s a new day in the conversation around where women’s voices are socioeconomically and politically. On the grassroots side, women and their impact within communities have always been there. In the political realm, women’s …

Meet the campaign helping homeless women get tampons

Between Instagram's apology for deleting Toronto artist Rupi Kaur's intimate menstrual images and women marching on Downing Street to protest tampon tax, it's been quite the month for periods. The latest to shine a light on the issues women face around menstruation is #TheHomelessPeriod, a feminist …

Menstruation

Literature’s weirdest and most wonderful worlds

<i>Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland</i> was published 150 years ago this month. Written by the Oxford mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pen name: Lewis Carroll) for the three young daughters of a friend, it combines logic and fantasy to produce the most glorious nonsense. Since then, there have been …

Literature

How to survive as a female artist

<i>This article is part of a series on art today to support the Dazed x Converse Emerging Artists Award Check out the rest of content here and make sure to visit the Royal Academy in London before 17th May to see all the work IRL.</i><p>With streams of stats showing female artists are underrepresented in …

The Arts

The zine collective giving new life to riot grrrl

Julia Scheele is an illustrator, comics artist and the founder of new feminist zine collective One Beat Zines. The collective’s first publication was <i>Double Dare Ya</i>, a Riot Grrrl-themed anthology released in November. Since then, Scheele and her co-founder Sarah Broadhurst have edited <i>Not A New Wave:</i> …

Feminism

Our favourite all-girl art collectives

<i>This article is part of a series on art today to support the Dazed x Converse Emerging Artists Award Check out the rest of content here and make sure to visit the Royal Academy in London before 17th May to see all the work IRL.</i><p>Girl power is, by definition, that intangible yet undeniable force …

The Road

Here they are, in no particular order: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and …

Ideas on the move: Radical publishing and reading groups

On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, I speak with Bhaskar Sunkara and Eden Haythornthwaite about one set of practices through which ideas …