Monthly Archives: March 2014

Feminist Times should not cover trans-exclusive events

Originally posted on Words by Nicole Froio.:
A few weeks ago I saw a report on Feminist Times about the Rad Fems UK event FemiFest. After thinking “Wow, this is just a copy-paste job”, I noticed a few people (not many) had complained about the report being published in a website that trans* inclusive. As…

Consent 101

Originally posted on Words by Nicole Froio.:
[TW: sexual assault, coercion and psychological abuse] This post was inspired by accounts of sexual assault and abuse by ex-partners of famous YouTubers. Once the first complaint came out, many other girls reported similarly traumatizing experiences with these men. The most shocking accounts (to me) were that of…

I’m Tired of All the Damned Splaining so Check Your Privilege, Please

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
I’m tired. So tired of all the splaining and the related derailing and domination of conversations about issues facing less privileged people by those who have more privilege in our society. I have written about mansplaining before. Many men (who seem not to have read past the headline)…

Rape Culture at UofO: Come at Me, Bros

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
Trigger warning for discussion of rape and rape culture. My friend Anne Thériault of The Belle Jar wrote a post a few days ago about an incident at University of Ottawa wherein several male members of student leadership gathered to chat about Anne Marie Roy, president of the Student Federation…

Rape culture: It starts in private

Originally posted on The Scrawn:
This is an open letter to Bart Tremblay, Alexandre Giroux, Alex Larochelle, Pat Marquis and Michel Fournier-Simard, 5 student executives at the University of Ottawa, whose sexually aggressive Facebook conversation about Student Union President Anne-Marie Roy was made public. In the “Pillows and Blankets” episode of Community, two of the main…

Rape Culture at the University of Ottawa

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
On February 10th, Anne Marie Roy, president of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, was sent screenshots of a chat that had taken place earlier in the month between two student federation board members and several other students who are either elected to or participate in various…