Sophie Grégoire ignites controversy on Women’s Day

Sophie Grégoire ignites controversy on Women’s Day

On Wednesday, March 8, the world celebrated another International Women’s Day. The theme for this year was #BeBoldForChange, calling on the masses to create a more inclusive, gender-equal world for everyone. Controversy arose however, when the Prime Minister of Canada’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, suggested on social media that women celebrate their male allies. The Facebook post read: Are you ready to ignite change? This week, as we mark International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the boys and men in our…

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Casey Affleck and the normalization of workplace harassment

Casey Affleck and the normalization of workplace harassment

Casey Affleck, younger brother of A-list star, Ben Affleck, took home the title of Best Actor at the Academy Awards on Sunday for his role in Manchester by the Sea. The win immediately spurred controversy as Affleck is accused of sexually harassing multiple female coworkers while making his 2010 mockumentary, I’m Still Here. One of the unsettled lawsuits involve Affleck climbing into bed with a woman while she was asleep and unaware. We expect that anyone in violation of workplace harassment rules will be disciplined accordingly, whether that be re-educated or removed…

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The price of pink: class action lawsuit filed in response to “pink tax”

The price of pink: class action lawsuit filed in response to “pink tax”

The money we spend on everyday hygiene products often goes unnoticed as they’re items we deem necessary to purchase. However, would you think twice about the products you’re buying if others were purchasing the same items for significantly less money? This is common when comparing the prices of men and women’s hygiene products. Women are often paying higher prices for everyday products like razors, shaving cream, deodorant, hair products and body wash, a phenomenon known as the “pink tax”. A Montreal woman is in…

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Senator Warren’s Persistence Breaks the Silence

Senator Warren’s Persistence Breaks the Silence

Active users of popular social media platforms will have bore witness to the trending hashtag, #ShePersisted over the last few days. The hashtag is dubbed to be just the most recent feminist rally cry following an incident where Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced by a Republican majority Senate on Feb. 9. Senator Warren read a letter written by Coretta Scott King during the confirmation hearing for Jeff Sessions. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, rebuked Warren’s statement and found her in violation of “Rule 19”…

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Audi USA Drives Progress for Equal Pay

Audi USA Drives Progress for Equal Pay

Equal pay for equal work should hardly be a novel concept in North America in 2017 but the onslaught of sexism brought on by a presidential campaign and new administration have proven that the movement for equality has been at a standstill for longer than we’ve thought. Audi USA has responded to gender inequality with the release of their Super Bowl LI commercial “Daughter”, showing their commitment to equal pay and to ending the gender wage gap. Watch the commercial Below. The ad beautifully…

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Welcome to Women Weekly!

Welcome to Women Weekly!

My name is Celia and I’d like to thank you for visiting my blog. Proud to identify as a feminist in an age where the word is often villainized and feared, my beliefs lie entirely in equality. My feminism is rooted strongly in legal issues affecting women but just as importantly in the underlying ideology concerning the rights of both men and women of any race and of all cultures. My mother raised her three daughters largely on her own…

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