Roger Ebert: Not Just a Movie Critic, a Social Critic

Yesterday we lost a movie legend, Robert Ebert.  Ebert is remembered for many things and one is his willingness to make sharp social commentary that went beyond movies themselves.  One episode, which aired in 1980, is a wonderful example.  In it, he and Gene Siskel offer a feminist critique of a group of slasher movies....more

On International Women's Day, Change Is Possible

By Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women Today, on International Women’s Day, I join every individual who believes that change is possible. We are guided by a founding principle of the United Nations: the equal rights of men and women. All around the world, our voices are rising, and silence and indifference are declining. Change is possible, and it’s happening....more
Wonderful message!more

Rihanna.. Can we talk?

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Help Stop Violence Against Women - It's not OK

Violence has to stop!  More importantly, the violence against girls and women MUST stop....more

Can Eve Ensler's "Emotional Creature" Change the World?

Last weekend I was fortunate to be able to see my good friend, author and activist (and founder of V-Day) Eve Ensler’s latest play Emotional Creature with my 15-year-old daughter Jazmin. The show is a theatrical tapestry of monologues, songs and dance, performed by a dynamic cast of young women, and is based on Eve’s interviews with girls in the U.S. to girls in far-off places like Congo, Kenya and Iran. I found myself alternatively entertained, moved, saddened, angered and inspired. ...more
Loved reading this, and hope I get to see the production one day. Thank you for sharing!more

Unforeseen Obstacles of Life Part II

It was a Saturday night; I had spent the evening watching television with a neighbor, a woman whose son I had dated previously.  She left my house at midnight....more

Unforeseen Obstacles of Life Part I

I debated for a long time whether or not to write about what I’ve gone through for the past few years.  I decided it would be therapeutic for me and ultimately I could help other women learn from my experiences.   When I packed up my life and moved thousands of miles away from my family and friends to live my dream, I anticipated hard work, the challenge of raising and training thoroughbreds, meeting a nice man who had had my same interests and making new friends....more
A sense of humor is a requirementmore

The Sense of Worthlessness and Loneliness when living with a Sociopath

You can read my full blog at www.imarriedasociopath.blogspot.com I spoke to a friend today, a friend that I haven’t spoken to in years. She said she wondered why we stopped spending time together and wondered if it was her fault. Nope, that’s what happens when you are married to a sociopath. You stop having friends....more

Rape Prevention on Campus

On February 1, 2012 diverse actions took place in nearly every university and college community across Canada for the National Day of Action.  As a member of the FemRev Collective I had an opportunity to speak at the University of Manitoba, voicing the issue of campus safety.  This is what I had to say.  ...more

Two Stories of Little Girl Lost

On a warm June day in Paris, in a little park adjacent to the Musée de L’Orangerie, I started to cry. There was a little girl nearby, with dark curly hair and white shoes, and a pale pink hat with a wide brim. Her parents sat on a bench watching her as she toddled away into the grass, looking back at them every few moments to make sure they were still there. She was a stark reminder of the little girl I never had a chance to raise, whose chaotic flutters inside my 13-year-old belly were the beginning and end of our communication....more
Beautifully written and so sad. Thank you for sharing.more
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