I admit I didn’t see it coming. In fact, I was one of those people who thought Hillary Clinton was going to crush Donald Trump and that when Trump’s trolls started protesting in the streets after his loss, the army was going
to crush them.
Instead, Trump won. And he won because women voted for him. I know, not the
I started out writing about the U.S. election, and how President--Donald Trump's misogyny factored in to Hillary Clinton’s loss.
But then I came to realize that the U.S. President is something of an easy target for Canadian feminists. Sure, no one oozes patriarchal right-wingdom quite like Trump. But in the days and weeks that
I am puzzled by many Western wedding traditions. My multicultural family chooses which customs to observe, and, usually, efforts are minimal. We may roast a duck on Thanksgiving, peer at the moon on Mid-Autumn Festival, or go to the movies on Christmas Day, after unwrapping gifts bought the day before at Superstore.
As a Muslim woman who practices hijab—the wearing of modest clothing and covering my hair—I spend a lot of time navigating. I navigate the politics of being a Muslim woman in Canada and the politics of finding modest, yet
stylish clothing. I also navigate the politics of buying clothing that’s not only ethical for the
They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.
Because it's 2016, the centennary of the year when many women won the vote in provincial elections, Herizons offers up a list of books all about the contributions women made to Canada's equality rights throughout history, from the Underground Railroad to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A Brief History of Women in
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