What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd.
By: Kim Simon | Mama By the Bay
When Max was just a few months old, I sat cross-legged on the floor with him in a circle of other mothers. The facilitator for our “Mommy and Me” playgroup would throw a question out to the group, and we would each volley back an answer.
“What quality do you want to instill in your child? What personality characteristic would you most like for your son to be known for?” she asked.
One by one, the mothers answered. “Athletic”, “Good sense of humor”, “Brave”, “Smart”, “Strong”.
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 6, 2013:
Last year, a still-unpublished erotic Canadian novel created quite a stir at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair. The Toronto Star speculated that the novel, written under the pseudonym L. Marie Adeline, was Canada’s answer to British author E.L James’ blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. That the writer was broadcast journalist, author and co-host of CBC Television’s The Fifth Estate, Linden MacIntyre.
Well, S.E.C.R.E.T: Canada’s answer to Fifty Shades of Grey is here. It promises “No judgments, No limits, No shame“. And the real author isn’t a secret any more. Neither is it MacIntyre, Ann-Marie MacDonald or the inimitable Margaret Atwood. It’s Lisa Gabriele, a former producer on CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den. She’s also the author of two national bestsellers, The Almost Archer Sisters, a great novel full of surprises, full of love, and Tempting Faith DiNapoli, a coming-of-age tale.
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, July 19, 2012
“The idea that an adult man could be distressed by the word “vagina” is hilarious, and also deeply sinister.” - Sarah Ditum
Dear reader, before we get to the 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas, I must torture you with my little personal story. You must understand why I, a middle-aged black male born and raised in a socially-conservative village in Zimbabwe, am blogging about the vagina today. I’m a big fan. A feminist. An activist. A rebel. A questioner. A non-conformist.
To thank for all that I’ve my father and the village. Both treated anything that wasn’t male as ugly and almost-useless. Another thank you goes to the male chauvinism that has surrounded me in both Africa and North America these past forty years.