Sunday, August 24, 2008

Farewell


Well, we've had a great time here at blogspot this past year and a half. It's time to say goodbye because...

WE'VE MOVED!
Check us out at our new home - antigonemagazine.wordpress.com

Update: 2014
We're still posting at www.antigonemagazine.wordpress.com! Check out our newest post about The Sexy Revolution, a movement being lead by a blogger who believes women face too many conflicting messages about what's sexy. Can a revolution around how we see the term sexy be lead by a blogger who spends most of her time writing about sexy wedding dresses and giving advice about wedding garter sets? Click here to find out!


Yours truly,

Antigone Magazine

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dreams for Women - 15th week!











div>Here is the 15th week of the Dreams for Women art project and I want to again thank the University of Toronto at Scarbourough for sending up the many postcards that they made at their International Women's Day Celebration. I want to particularly thank Jenna Hossack, who sent them in and was kind enough to make a donation to Antigone Magazine of $25!!! We appreciate it so much Jenna! The ladies at the University of Toronto at Scarborough totally rock! We'll be seeing more of their work in the coming weeks!

You gals have been doing such a fabulous job!
Thanks to all those who submitted... and keep it up... spread the word! I just wanted to remind readers that we currently only post postcards every second week! We're hoping to post them every week but we need your help! So get some friends together and make some postcards and send them in!

Also, here's another link to the movies!

Antigone Magazine is launching a Feminist Postcard art project! We want to know what your Dreams for Women are.What are your own dreams for yourself, your friends, your sisters, your daughters? Paint, draw, write, sketch or decoupage your dreams on a postcard and send it to the address below:
Antigone Magazine
C/O WILLA UBc
Box 61-6138 SUB Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z1
OR

With your postcard submission, we ask that you make a donation (if you can!) to Antigone Magazine for anywhere from $1 to $10. You can send your money along with your postcard or donate on our blog: http://www.antigonemagazine.blogspot.com/ .
But don't worry... if you don't have the money, just send along the postcard and tell people about this program.
What is Antigone Magazine? We're a grassroots national magazine that works to encourage young women to get involved in politics in Canada. We work to empower young women to engage politically and civically and to actively take part in leadership roles.We are raising the money in order to help launch the Antigone Foundation, a national foundation that will encourage young women aged 10-30 to get politically and civically engaged. Help support Antigone as we help to make the dreams of young women come true!




Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Female senator told to "stick to making tea"


Yup, that's correct. Liberal Nova Scotian MP Robert Thibault, in an article published in the Hill TImes, was quoted saying that Conservative Sen. Marjory LeBreton "should go back to making tea for Brian Mulroney and stay out of serious people's business."

Now this is not the first time the Honourable Robert Thibault has been accused of putting his foot in his mouth. Indeed, last week he was accused of making ageist comments. Apparently he alluded to the fact that his Conservative rival in his riding was too old for the job, saying that Greg Kerr, 60, is trying to enter politics at an age when people start considering their retirement plans. The spryer 49-year-old Thibault is being called upon by the Canadian Association of Retired Persons to withdraw his remarks, which he has so far refused to do.

Now here I have a confession to make: I'm just not that bothered by the latter remark. Maybe because I have yet to experience the horrors of ageism, compared to my wide experiences with sexism. Or maybe because questioning someone's age seems like a legitimate angle in political campaigning. Much like the Hillary Clinton ads asking 'who would you rather answer the red phone?' I think it's perfectly fine to ask 'do you want your MP to statistically be at higher risk for a variety of memory and physical impairments, not to mention the need for Early Bird dinners?' What I don't find fine is equating being an "idiot", as LeBreton is accused of being, with upsetting traditional gender roles.

Therefore: Am I an ageist? Am I only centered on political matters that pertain to me? Or am I willing to stand up and say that being politically correct means not being a bigot, but yes, it can go to far? I guess I'll get my answers by the amount of hate mail that enters my inbox...


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dreams for Women - 14th Week!!












Here is the 13th week of the Dreams for Women art project and I want to thank the University of Toronto at Scarbourough for sending up the many postcards that they made at their International Women's Day Celebration. I want to particularly thank Jenna Hossack, who sent them in and was kind enough to make a donation to Antigone Magazine of $25!!! We appreciate it so much Jenna! The ladies at the University of Toronto at Scarborough totally rock! We'll be seeing more of their work in the coming weeks!
You gals have been doing such a fabulous job!
Thanks to all those who submitted... and keep it up... spread the word! I just wanted to remind readers that we currently only post postcards every second week! We're hoping to post them every week but we need your help! So get some friends together and make some postcards and send them in!

Also, here's another link to the movies!










Antigone Magazine is launching a Feminist Postcard art project! We want to know what your Dreams for Women are.What are your own dreams for yourself, your friends, your sisters, your daughters? Paint, draw, write, sketch or decoupage your dreams on a postcard and send it to the address below:
Antigone Magazine
C/O WILLA UBc
Box 61-6138 SUB Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z1
OR

With your postcard submission, we ask that you make a donation (if you can!) to Antigone Magazine for anywhere from $1 to $10. You can send your money along with your postcard or donate on our blog: http://www.antigonemagazine.blogspot.com/ .
But don't worry... if you don't have the money, just send along the postcard and tell people about this program.
What is Antigone Magazine? We're a grassroots national magazine that works to encourage young women to get involved in politics in Canada. We work to empower young women to engage politically and civically and to actively take part in leadership roles.We are raising the money in order to help launch the Antigone Foundation, a national foundation that will encourage young women aged 10-30 to get politically and civically engaged. Help support Antigone as we help to make the dreams of young women come true!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dreams for Women - We're back!!!













We're back!!!! Sorry again for the absence and the length of the absence! I was home visiting family and as soon as I was back... I had family here to visit! Anyways, Dreams for Women is back to normal and will be coming to you every second Saturday. Here is the 13th week of the Dreams for Women art project and I just want to thank everyone for all the fabulous postcards that have been submitted so far. You gals have been doing such a fabulous job!
Thanks to all those who submitted... and keep it up... spread the word! I just wanted to remind readers that we currently only post postcards every second week! We're hoping to post them every week but we need your help! So get some friends together and make some postcards and send them in!

Also, here's another link to the movies!











Antigone Magazine is launching a Feminist Postcard art project! We want to know what your Dreams for Women are.What are your own dreams for yourself, your friends, your sisters, your daughters? Paint, draw, write, sketch or decoupage your dreams on a postcard and send it to the address below:

Antigone Magazine
C/O WILLA UBc
Box 61-6138 SUB Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z1
OR
With your postcard submission, we ask that you make a donation (if you can!) to Antigone Magazine for anywhere from $1 to $10. You can send your money along with your postcard or donate on our blog: http://www.antigonemagazine.blogspot.com/ .
But don't worry... if you don't have the money, just send along the postcard and tell people about this program.
What is Antigone Magazine? We're a grassroots national magazine that works to encourage young women to get involved in politics in Canada. We work to empower young women to engage politically and civically and to actively take part in leadership roles.We are raising the money in order to help launch the Antigone Foundation, a national foundation that will encourage young women aged 10-30 to get politically and civically engaged. Help support Antigone as we help to make the dreams of young women come true!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sexism sells, but we're not buying it

Media companies may think that sexism sells, but I'm not buying it! The Women's Media Center is calling on national broadcast news outlets (CNN, FNC, MSNBC and NBC) to "stop treating women as a joke; to stop using inherently gendered language as an insult or criticism; and to ensure that women's voices are present and accounted for in the national political dialogue." Tucker Carlson and Marc Rudov, shame on you. Do I see a 'Most In Need of Enlightenment' Award nomination in the future?

Sexism isn't a partisan issue.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Dreams for Women - On Hiatus...



Update: If you haven't figured it out yet... my mom's scanner doesn't work. Which means Dreams for Women is on hiatus until I return to Vancouver and to my lovely scanner on July 12th! We will have some great stuff for you then! Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your summer!