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An ode to Jodie

November 12th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on An ode to Jodie)

When the rumours started that the next Doctor might be a woman, I was intrigued but not hopeful. Even when it was just rumours there were male fans (#notallmen) who were up in arms. How dare this fictional alien change in an unapproved way. When the video announcement was released it became obvious that I …
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Overwhelm

February 3rd, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Overwhelm)

I am a news hound. I always loved breaking stories and sharing news with people. That’s one of the reasons I went to journalism school, and definitely one of the reasons I was so great at writing breaking stories and an awesome media monitor. I enjoy paying attention, knowing what’s going on, seeking out the …
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Burn

January 10th, 2018 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Burn)

I’m building up a slow burn. My rage is levelling and I need to place it somewhere. Right now I feel very much all talk and no action, and I need action. I’m tired of domestic violence not being taken seriously – of abusers murdering innocent children because the women they felt they owned decided …
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I watched the Golden Globes last night, I saw Oprah’s speech, I saw all the reactions on Twitter and read articles about the Time’s Up movement. At the same time I’m currently reading Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, and delving back into the campaign that was. I read an article about the men who chose …
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Fuel

December 4th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Personal | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Fuel)

The other day Joe said something to the kid and it pinged something in me. She asked if she could have a doughnut when we stopped for hot chocolate after the Christmas parade (this was not just a Santa Claus parade, there was a girl dressed as Mary riding a donkey in the first group) …
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I had a conversation a few weeks ago about women in politics. The conversation was started by a very smart woman, she runs her own business, she’s engaged in the community, and she happened to hear how few women are involved in American politics. She was surprised, and that low number made her question how …
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More than 140

October 13th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Personal | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on More than 140)

Like most people, I was confused when I first started using Twitter. It seemed ridiculous, communicating in short bursts like that. I didn’t even really text at the time. Very quickly I figured out that Twitter was a place I needed to be as someone who was working monitoring the media. The Parliamentary Press Gallery …
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Last weekend I was in Montreal. I had arranged to go for work, and then for my family to join me, specifically so I could be there for Montreal Comiccon. I have never gone to a con outside my own city before, never even really considered it, but there was a draw I could not …
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No Limits

April 4th, 2017 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on No Limits)

I got some good advice from a friend a little while ago – That maybe instead of focusing on how frustrating it is to feel fat and useless, instead focus on the things my body can do and what other women like me can do. She had some recommendations – great, fit, strong women I …
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In the name of love

September 9th, 2016 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on In the name of love)

The other day at the park, after her first day back at school, the kid was fly around the monkey bars and talking a mile a minute. She was showing me her tricks and demonstrating her strength and also telling me how good she is and how she taught one of her friends a better …
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