Words are Powerful

Bird is the Word I am a writer and as such I might reasonably be expected to believe in the power of words. Words can hurt and words can empower. I pick and choose my words like a bird pecks seeds. Sometimes they flow from within without much thought. Other times, and depending on the topic, I … Continue reading

Ottawa Bloggers

Over the past several months as I have put more time into writing I have had the opportunity to connect with other local bloggers writing on a variety of topics from parenting to food. It is sometimes a challenge to find people writing on topics of interest to you so I thought I'd share a list of … Continue reading

Internet Justice and Rape Culture

Last night I wrote a piece about the man who lost his job as a result of sexually harassing a female reporter. I said that I didn't think he should lose his job. I questioned where the line was between personal and professional and whether employers should have the right to fire employees for … Continue reading

Internet Justice

This week two news items have got me thinking about internet justice and how quickly someone's life can be damaged or destroyed by doing something dumb. Today and yesterday it has been all about the City TV news reporter in Toronto who challenged these sexist assholes (not sure I have used a bad … Continue reading

What about the Men?

What About the Men? Men are violent. Women are victims. Last week the Ontario Government rolled out a number of initiatives against sexual violence.  I support this effort 100% and I hope that it works as intended. There has been a lot of discussion about the public service announcement that … Continue reading