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Talking to My Son About #Rapeface

Mother and Son Earlier this month, Sandra posted this blog on Huffington Post and it sparked a conversation online and amongst media about the issue. We are re-posting here for those of you who haven’t had a chance to read it.

Last week my 12-year-old son and his friends used a term I hadn't heard before: "rape face." The next day I saw his buddy tag a photo of himself on Instagram with #rapeface.

So we sat down to talk.


Must Reads for the Week of October 31

NewsHappy Halloween! This week, we learned that men and women in Canada aren't as equal as we think.

Parents and kids were on the hunt for halloween costumes that weren't sexy.

Hollywood celebrities, men and women alike, came out publicly in support of feminism and the women's movement.


Necole’s Story


Earlier this month the Canadian Women's Foundation held our Annual Breakfast in Calgary with keynote speaker Geena Davis. The event raised $620,000 to help low-income women, like Necole, on their journey out of poverty.

Momentum is a word that often comes up at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Nearly every day we learn of another woman who is living proof that if you build on strengths and provide access to the right tools, a woman basically becomes an unstoppable force of positive momentum.


Must Reads for the Week of October 25

NewsThis week, UN Women's new advertising campaign caused an uproar about equality globally based on Google searches.

Rape culture, revenge porn, street harassment and victim blaming once again topped headlines, in both a negative and positive way.

The Globe and Mail looked at what Canada needs to do to develop a national childcare strategy and what we can learn from the provinces that are already successful.


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