Late last year my social media accounts were inundated with posts from different news outlets describing a failed male contraceptive study. The sad irony associated with the outcome of this study provoked many angry and hilarious reactions, all grounded in the same ‘what the fuck’ mentality. As a heterosexual woman who has spent thousands of […]
Jenn McDermid is a graduate student and writer currently residing in Vancouver, B.C. She has a strong interest in issues pertaining to social justice and community building, and has spent the majority of her professional life working with women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. More recently, her work has focused on destigmatizing sex work, and advocating for sex workers rights. Beyond this, Jenn has written for Megaphone Magazine, Voices of the Street, The Talon and co-authored a report on homeless deaths in B.C. entitled Dying on the Streets. In her spare time, she runs a collective for female artists called the Downtown Eastside Women's Art Collective. Jenn is excited to be involved with Fembot, and to illuminate issues relating to gender inequality.
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In March of this year, Canada’s newly elected Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, proudly proclaimed that he would commit to accepting nearly 300,000 immigrants and refugees into Canada during 2017. A notable 7.4 percent increase from the ousted Conservative party’s 2015 planned admissions, the Liberal’s immigration minister, John McCallum, asserted that this move was grounded […]
In a 2014 report written by Canadian Conservative MP, Joy Smith, the ardent anti-sex work activist suggests “…prostitution dehumanizes and degrades individuals and reduces them to a commodity to be bought and sold.” Smith’s misguided statement is reflective of a larger political discussion that has emerged in Canada over the past several years, revolving around […]