“This Girl Did This After The Boy At School Twanged Her Bra. What Followed Is Gold.” This headline and its corresponding story have been circulating in my social media streams for the last week. I’m prepared to celebate any person who defends a woman being harrassed and I particularly like reading about individuals who call … Continue Reading »
Last week I got a call from a parent. She was beside herself as she explained that she had discovered that her barely 7 year old daughter was looking at porn. Many of us might have a judgey thought or two about monitoring computer time or using parental controls but let’s face it, today, all … Continue Reading »
A huge shout out to TEDx Renfrew Collingwood for hosting this event. And to my fellow speakers too. It was a great day full of inspired big ideas.
Frosh week chants have drawn the attention of many Canadians these past weeks. Yelling, as part of a group, about non-consensual underage sex somehow seemed okay to the students at east and west coasts universities. In some cases administrations are providing shelter to chanting students – explaining that while inappropriate it is forgivable and mostly … Continue Reading »
Until rape, and the structures – sexism, inequality, tradition – that make it possible, are part of our dinner-table conversation with the next generation, it will continue. Is it polite and comfortable to talk about it? No. Must we anyway? Yes. It seems daunting. But which is more painful: talking sensibly with young people about … Continue Reading »
Early on in the parenting journey, a lot of time is spent on feeding the kid. First it might be focused on a mom’s milk supply, then introducing solids in the right order, then ensuring they eat a healthy variety of foods, then ensuring they don’t exclusively eat crap. Tremendous efforts are taken to understand … Continue Reading »