The great tampon debate rages on between politicians all over the world. Is a “tampon tax” fair to women? Canada got rid of the federal tax on pads and tampons last summer; Utah decided the tax should stay just months ago; Chicago city counsel just decided a couple weeks ago to remove their taxes on shark week related products. And now New York City is getting on board. A new bill would supply 25 schools with free tampons and pads … Keep Reading!!!
Nine-year-old Milla Bizzotto became the youngest competitore to ever complete the Bullfrog challenge, which is a 24-hour course designed for real, adult members of the U.S. Navy Seals. The course includes running 36 miles, swimming 8 kilometers and 25 obstacles. In a 24-hours period, Milla completed the 25 obstacles 6 times!… Keep Reading!!!
Plus size clothing store Lane Bryant has found their newest commercial banned from NBC and ABC. Both networks cite nudity as the reason for refusing to air it is hard to believe that, at least on NBC’s part, since they air the Victoria Secret runway show every year.
A big thank you to Lane Bryant for featuring a breastfeeding mom in the ad, as well.
In a recently recorded interview with Katie Couric, Canada’s “first lady”, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, speaks candidly about a variety of issues. Near the end of the interview, Katie mentions Sophie’s recent interview in Chatelaine, which seems to have gone mostly unnoticed. In this interview, Sophie mentions that she is currently nursing her two-year-old son Hadrien.… Keep Reading!!!
We live in a world where rape culture exists. I said it! No pussy footing around it. And women are victims. Too often women are scoffed at when they bring this up. “Not all men” they say. “Don’t drink so much” they warn. “Stop dressing like a slut” they judge.
We need to look no further than this photo project to show that women constantly feel scared, and this will not change until the culture does. These women were given … Keep Reading!!!
Writer, director and producer Kevin Smith is best known for his movies Clerks and Dogma. Recently, his 16-year-old daughter, Harley, was almost kidnapped outside of a Starbucks while waiting for her Uber
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When I asked who they were there to pick up, making sure it was the right car, they wouldn’t answer me and said to get in the car. They didn’t have the uber app on their phone and were clearly just two disgusting dudes trying to kidnap
In August, BBC radio personality, Alex Dyke, took on breastfeeding as a topic for his show, and it didn’t end well. It started because a mother nursed her hungry baby, next to him, on a bus. It ended when he was suspended after his rant, which included comments about how “unnatural” breastfeeding was; about “earth mothers…the ones with moustaches” who breastfeed in public. He even included a warning to women that men don’t like to see breastfeeding and the … Keep Reading!!!
Carey Burgess was sent home from school for dress code violation. Now, the photos and Carey’s response have gone viral. What Carey was punished for is an outfit that is modest even by a certain TLC family’s standards. Yet one teacher decided the shirt was indecent and so Carey’s learning was halted for the day.
Carey, who is student body president, a junior marshal and a recipient of a state wide scholarship was sent the message that what she looks … Keep Reading!!!
In 2013, Casey Jenkins sent the internet into a fury with her performance art piece title Casting Off My Womb, which quickly became known as Vaginal Knitting when video of her art piece hit Youtube. The piece was met with praise, criticism, and a whole lot of angry, cruel comments.
There were thousands and thousands of comments, which were largely negative but also highly repetitive.
Instead of getting upset, Casey was intrigued by the comments and their repetitive nature. … Keep Reading!!!
Girl Guides of Canada made a landmark announcement this week. In a move that continues their long-held tradition of inclusivity and diversity, they are welcoming transgender girls with open arms! This includes girls from age 5, at the Sparks level, right through to adult volunteer Unit Guiders. Along with the announcement came the release of their Guidelines for the Inclusion of Transgender Members.
The new resource guide is intended to help Unit Guiders understand the needs of transgender children so … Keep Reading!!!
A group of women have given us a glorious parody of SNL’s “Dick in a Box”. Their goal is to raise awareness about the chemicals found in feminine hygene products, and the health issues associated with them.
Humour is always a good way to get the attention of the masses when done well, and this one was done perfectly!… Keep Reading!!!
Images and Text by LaVonne Salle.
You’ve probably heard me say this before – I enjoy saying it all the time especially when I am being interviewed for TV or the newspaper – but I’ll say it again now:
Nipples Are My Specialty
I have perfected altered barbie doll nipples. And it’s your lucky day because I am about to give you my nipple knowledge right here in an OOAK Barbie Nipple Tutorial!