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Archive for March, 2013

Thigh Gap?!

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/thigh-gap-surfaces-teenage-girls-image-obsession-18805729

This is something I heard about recently and thought it was insane. Since when did thigh gap turn into a thing?! Maybe its always been a thing, but just with less emphasis? I mean, I think the media and the fashion industry have been promoting skinny as beautiful for awhile now and with that comes thigh gap, but there seems to be this new trend towards actually focusing on thigh gap and whether one has it or not. A strange and scary trend for sure.

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When activism meets crafting, my heart/brain practically explode. Such an amazing way to commemorate missing and murdered indigenous women, and you can get involved right on our own campus. Wow!

Indigenous Achievement at U M will be hosting a Beading Club to support Christi Belcourt’s initiative “Walking with Our Sisters: A Commemorative Art Installation for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada.” http://www.christibelcourt.com/WalkingWithOurSistersABOUT.html

When: Every Tuesday starting April 2, 2013 to May 28, 2013 (8 weeks)
Where: Circle Room, Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge, Fort Garry Campus, U of M
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Costs: Free. Beading instruction and supplies will be provided up to 20 individuals. If you have your own beading supplies, feel free to join the group.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME (from beginners to advanced beaders). The first class (April 2) will focus on ‘getting started.’ This Beading Club is time for us to reflect, share stories, and learn a traditional craft.

To register, or for more info, contact Val Parker at 204-474-8904 or val.parker@ad.umanitoba.ca

Please join us in supporting this important initiative!

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5 GOOD Reasons?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/why-dont-women-run-for-political-office-5-good-reasons-according-to-new-study/article10432726/

We just need to get more women involved in organized sports in order to get them to run for politics, at least that’s one of the theories the above article poses.

The above Globe and Mail article looks at an American study that was done into why women are less likely to run for politics than men. It poses some interesting ideas, (some a little silly in my opinion — hint…sports) but not sure if it’s anything ground-breaking honestly.

Thoughts FLFers?

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And another friendly reminder- there is a rally today at the legislature at 3 pm in support of Bill 18 (see our post below).

AND there is yet another rally in support of Bill 18 on Saturday at 1pm, also at the Legislature!

There has been a wee bit of confusion about this, but both rallies are indeed pro-Bill 18. So there are lots of opportunities to get out and show your love for this important piece of legislation. It’s not very often you get your choice of rally times for the same issue! All the more reason to pick a time and go!

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http://www.happyplace.com/8958/the-most-hilariously-convincing-gay-marriage-signs

The above link has lots of great signs supporting gay marriage. Take a look!

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Tonight! (Monday, March 25th, 2013, at 7:00pm) RH Gender and the Law instructor/Public Interest Law Centre lawyer Aimée Craft launches her book, “Breathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty: An Anishinabe Understanding of Treaty One” at McNally Robinson. 7 pm. Way to go, Aimée!

http://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/event-12103/Aim%C3%A9e-Craft—-Book-Launch#.UVBzWaVgPzI

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From the Rainbow Resource Centre, via Outlaws:

A Rally in Support of Bill 18! Come on down and lend your voice to “Safe and Inclusive” schools for Manitoba’s youth!

Date: Thursday March 28, 2013
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Location: Manitoba Legislative Building

You can see the text of the bill at the link below:

http://web2.gov.mb.ca/bills/40-2/b018e.php

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