|Spring-like Holidays courtesy of El Niño: should we be glad or sad?|
In many parts of Canada, the Holiday Season has been positively balmy compared to previous years. With above-seasonal temperatures that have barely dipped below zero and no snow on the ground, few Canadians have seen a White Christmas this year...
|Not wanting kids: one of the last taboos|
Emmanuelle, 34, is in a good relationship and has worked at a job that she loves for the past five years. She bought a home two years ago and has a healthy bank account. So Emmanuelle must be planning to have her first child, right...
|The most Instagrammed places in Canada|
Around five years ago, I travelled across Canada by car. I didn’t have an Instagram account at the time but after seeing many of the beautiful and not-so-beautiful places that makes up our country, I have a good idea what pictures I would have posted...
|The Origins of Black Friday|
Today is Black Friday, a day when the term “consumer society” takes on real meaning, especially for our neighbours to the south. In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving is reserved for serious bargain hunting in just about every store in the country...
|What if you had a twin you never knew about?|
Remember that 90s movie where a young Lindsay Lohan played identical twins who reunite after being separated at birth? Incredible as it may seem, it actually happened to South Korean twins adopted at birth by families from two different countries...
|This Victoria's Secret Photoshop Fail Might Be The Worst Yet|
It's not the first and it probably won't be the last time the Victoria's Secrets photoshop team screws up. The brand is known for its liberal use of airbrushing but this time they've really overdone it...
|Gigi Hadid Shuts Down Body Shaming D*cks In The Best Way|
We gotta whole lot of love for Gigi Hadid and a lot of raging hate for body shaming trolls right about now. She shut down her haters with one epic Instagram post and now we can't stop fist pumping, well they don't call her the social media model for nothing...
|People Are Tearing Down Gender Stereotypes With The #MasculinitySoFragile Hashtag|
The #MasculinitySoFragile hashtag is trending on Twitter, and it's brilliant. The hashtag highlights the downsides and pitfalls of toxic masculinity, and aims to prove that expressing emotions and feelings doesn't make you less of a man...
|Katie Glass Was Right. The Mental Health Of Young Men Shouldn't Be Ignored.|
The Sunday Times writer Katie Glass spoke out last weekend about the masculinity crisis that’s affecting the mental health of young men today. With suicide rates rising, guys are finding it harder to find ways to speak out and ask for help...
|Actress Jessica Biel Launches Sex-Ed Video Series To Educate Women About Their Bodies|
Quick question: how well do you know the female anatomy? Could you tell the difference between labium majus and the labium minus? It seems many women don't actually know their bodies that well, and actress Jessica Biel is about to change that...
|Black Dot Campaign Gives New Hope For Victims Of Domestic Abuse|
This campaign made by an unknown survivor of domestic abuse has raised awareness on the subject of emotional, physical and sexual violence by drawing a small black dot on the palm of your hand, allowing victims to ask for help without actually having to utter a word...
|Blogger Argues Fat People Deserve To Be Shamed. Internet Goes Mental|
We're sure when Nicole Arbour made a video mocking fat people, she expected a bit of blacklash - but this? Bad move Nicole, just such a bad move.
|Plus Size Model Tess Holliday Urges Users To Boycott Fat-Shaming Facebook Page|
If fat-shaming, body-slamming internet trolls make you lose your sh*t then you probably shouldn't read on, unless you have a large bottle of vino to hand. Project Harpoon, we're with Tess Holliday on...
|This Period-Shaming Ad Is Everything That's Wrong With The World|
Congrats guys! You've managed to body-shame and period-shame 50% of the world's population in under 2 minutes flat. If we didn't have a heavy flow and a raging mood swing before, this advert ought to do it...
|This Woman Documented Her Stay At A Modern Mental Hospital And The Photographs Are Extremely Moving|
We all have an image that we associate with mental hospitals but how much do you really know about what really happens to the people living there? Photographer Laura Hospes documented her own personal experiences of life inside one and with her raw...
|Plus-Size Model Denise Bidot On Why Curves Don't Make You Unhealthy|
It might be impossible for some people to get their heads around the idea, BUT curvy girls are healthy too. They work out, they eat green and lean, they put their backs into it and yet plus size beauty Denise Bidot still finds herself defending her body shape on a daily basis...
|Elderly Lady Stands Up To Slut-Shamer On Tube And Becomes Our New Favourite Person|
If there’s one thing we love more than feisty ladies, it’s when they’re super old. So when a sweary OAP comes to the aid of her fellow female tube passenger who’s been publicly shamed by a stuffy middle-aged guy in a suit, we know we've found our new girl crush...
|WTF Instagram's Ban On #Curvy Is Wrong On So Many Levels|
We hold our hands up, we are out and out Instagram addicts, but since we found out that they're banning #curvy our feel good Friday mood is no more. We can't even!
|This Body Confidence Campaign Gets It SO Right!|
This new body confidence campaign epitomises what body confidence is all about. That underneath all the fat jibes, the name calling or the makeup shaming, there's actually something far more important on the inside...
|Why This Is The Only Way Women Should Respond To A Fat-Shaming Tinder Date|
The perfectly average Tinder date. We've all been there. The type where you have an evening of pleasantries but nothing that'll make you give up Netflix anytime soon. But imagine if you then got a follow...