Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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
Thursday, July 17, 2008
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!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Sexism isn't a partisan issue.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Isn't it sad when common threads emerge in worn-out conversations? Although I rarely read blogs or magazines about gaming or technology I do read such literary gems like People.com and US Weekly. And I'm sure some of you out there have your own niche subgenres that has some repetitive anti-feminist touches. So, Antigone Feminists, do you have any Bingos that you would like to share? Perhaps 'Weight Loss Surgery Article Bingo' or 'Young Starlette Interview Bingo' (which would definitely have the squares "she's so down to Earth!" and "fame hasn't changed her").
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Antigone Magazine will be creating a 2009 Dreams for Women Calendar set to launch in early September and which will be featuring postcards that YOU have contributed to our community art project! And so, we want YOU to be involved in choosing which postcards go into our calendar.
We've put together a shortlist and want you to vote for your favourite five postcards (you can do it in the comments). Also, scroll down to the end of the post and learn more about our calendar, how you can buy it promote it... or use it to fundraise for YOUR group!
The 2009 Dreams for Women Calendar will be coming out in late August 2008 and will cost $20 Canadian.
We will also be selling it in bulk at a discounted price so that other groups can use it for a fundraiser. So, anyone who buys more than 10 copies will pay only $10 per issue. You will then be able to resell it for $20 and raise money for your organization! Please let us know if you are interested in using the calendar as a fundraiser! You can e-mail us to reserve copies at email@example.com.
Also, if your business or organization is interested in buying copies of the calendar to distribute to your clients or donors, please contact us with the number you would be interested in. We are currently ironing out bulk copies prices...