Feminism & Feminist Theory

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All Day I Dream About Sirens

By Domenica Martinello

From Homer to Starbucks, a look at sirens and mermaids and feminism and consumerism. What started as a small sequence of poems about the Starbucks logo grew to monstrous proportions after the poet fell under a siren spell herself. All Day I Dream About Sirens is both an ancient ... Read more

Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being

By Amy Fung

In that moment, I felt closer to whiteness than not. I was completely complicit and didn?t think twice about entering a space that could cover their walls with images of contemporary Indigenous perspectives, but exclude their physical bodies from entering and experiencing. In ... Read more

Burqa of Skin

By Nelly Arcan
Translated by Melissa Bull

Burqa of Skin is a dense collection of writings from Nelly Arcan, channelling harrowing disenchantment and indignation. From her very first novel, Putain (Seuil, 2001), Arcan shook the literary landscape with her flamboyant lyricism and her preoccupations with such recurring ... Read more

Burqa of Skin

By Arcan Nelly
Translated by Melissa Bull
Introduction by Nancy Huston

Burqa of Skin is a dense collection of writings channelling harrowing disenchantment and indignation. From her very first novel, Putain (Seuil, 2001), Nelly Arcan shook the literary landscape with her flamboyant lyricism and her preoccupations with such recurring themes as our ... Read more

Closer

By Sarah Barmak

NATIONAL POST  99 BEST BOOKS OF 2016

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We think of the modern woman as sexually liberated – if anything, we’re told we’re oversexed. Yet a striking number of women are dissatisfied with their sex lives. Over half ... Read more

Every Boy I Ever Kissed

By Nellwyn Lampert

A bold step toward a new cultural narrative around sex

Sex was supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be fun, liberating, and empowering for a girl who’d been brought up thinking the battle for sexual equality had been won. But for Nellwyn Lampert, losing her virginity would ... Read more

F-Bomb

By Lauren McKeon

Shortlisted, 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

From pop icons to working mothers, women are abandoning feminism in unprecedented numbers. Even scarier, they are also leading the charge to send it to its grave. Across North America, women head anti-feminist PR campaigns; they support ... Read more

Gynocritics/La Gynocritique

Edited by Barbara Godard

The Dialogue Conference at York University provided an opportunity for a number of scholars to bring a feminist perspective to women`s writing in Québec and the rest of Canada. The essays in this volume explore women as readers and writers; the collection concludes with the ... Read more

Hammer & Nail

By Kate Braid

In 1977, Kate Braid began work as one of the first women to stumble (literally) into construction. Since then, feminism, the #MeToo movement, pay equity legislation and other efforts have led to more women in a wider variety of careers. Yet, the number of women in blue-collar ... Read more

Hard To Do

By Kelli Maria Korducki

From Jane Austen to Taylor Swift, a look at the surprising politics of romantic love and its dissolution.

Whatever the underlying motives – be they love, financial security, or mere masochism – the fact is that getting involved in a romantic partnership is emotionally, morally, ... Read more