Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game!

Have you ever heard the expression “don’t hate the player, hate the game”? In the past year, we’ve seen Kim Kardashian riding half naked on a motor cycle, Miley Cyrus naked on a wrecking ball, and headlines regarding Lady Gaga trying to save her career by being even more scandalous in what she wears (or lack thereof).

These women are simply playing the game of “who can get the most attention” and “sex sells” which has been created and packaged by the media in order to advertise to young women that their worth is based on their appearance.


Must Reads for the Week of January 31

This week we learn about the distinction between participation and perpetration of violence in rape culture while realizing the enormous hate women face as public figures and as artists on the internet.

A 13-year old boy challenges the traditional definition of marriage in his bar mitzvah speech while a writer at the nation discusses Feminism’s Toxic Twitter Wars.


Women: Be kind and boost each other up!

Girls QuiltMartin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Me too.  It’s that girls and women of all ages and stages believe in themselves and boost one another up at every opportunity.

I was telling a story last week to a friend as we walked the track, and she told me not once but twice in a derogatory fashion that I had a strong personality. I quickly told her that my personality strong or otherwise had nothing to do with the story outcome and changed topics.


Must Reads for the Week of January 17

NewsThis week, we learn that while some women are breaking box office records, the news overall for women in Hollywood is not as positive.

We find out the "rules" for raising your daughter in an era of princesses and applaud the efforts of one advocacy group to have Apple remove a game that not only body-shamed little girls, but also promoted the concept that the only thing that matters for women is beauty.


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