Why We Shouldn’t be Disheartened by the Ghomeshi Trial: A criminal lawyer and feminist’s perspective

Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Before the Ghomeshi sexual assault trial commenced on February 1st, 2016 at Toronto’s Old City Hall courthouse, it was widely believed that its notoriety would provide an important opportunity for meaningful public discourse about sexual assault – a pervasive crime that is significantly underreported, largely because the trial process is…

Why Big Business is Good for Feminism

Photo courtesy of libertyviral.com  I’m usually of the opinion that when something becomes mainstream, it’s no longer cool, relevant or worth my time.  Whether it’s fashion, music, raving, hipsters or tattoos, when everyone’s doing it, it loses a lot of its appeal. “Feminism” has definitely become mainstream – showing up in advertising for all manners of…

Does Trudeau’s 50/50 Cabinet Really Mean Change?

Some people love him. Some people hate him. But there’s no denying that Justin Trudeau’s policy decisions have been getting as much global attention as his looks. His choice for a Cabinet made up equally of men and women garnered attention from stars like Emma Watson as well as political commentators throughout North America. And regrettably,…