Don't just live in the world


October 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on So YOUNG and So BOSSY)

I woke up this morning to a beautiful sort of Twitter essay from one Michelle Rempel, newly re-elected MP for Calgary – Nose Hill. If you watch any of the political panel shows then you know Rempel. She was one of the only spokespeople the Conservative Party sent out to respond to issues on those …
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Feminist harping, apparently

July 21st, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Parenting | Personal | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Feminist harping, apparently)

There was a discussion in one of my Facebook groups today that I didn’t want to get involved in. There’s something about community Facebook groups that just seems to bring out the worst of everybody. But after hemming and hawing a bit I decided I had to say something. The thread was started by a …
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Women in Canadaland

July 3rd, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Women in Canadaland)

I had been impressed with some of the work Jesse Brown was doing on Canadaland so far, but this morning Twitter is full of people talking about Brown’s claim that women from the Globe leaving their jobs because of sexism in the workplace… and the actual women from the Globe who have left for better …
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Early Childhood Education

April 29th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Early Childhood Education)

When my daughter started preschool I managed to accidentally join the executive at the school. It’s a co-op so all the parents are involved in different ways, and we all had duty days when we spend the afternoon at the school helping the teachers. As it turns out being on the executive and doing duty days at school …
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Dropping out

March 12th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues | Work - (Comments Off on Dropping out)

After one year of maternity leave I was ready to go back to work. I was very, very ready. I had put us on my city’s centralized waiting list just after I found out I was pregnant and with just a few weeks left before my return to work we had yet to receive a …
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Balancing: It’s an Act

March 5th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues | Work - (Comments Off on Balancing: It’s an Act)

Scrolling through my Twitter feed the other day came across this tweet: A professor at Dalhousie is concerned about a trend of companies offering to pay for women to freeze their eggs so they can delay having children until later in life. Reading the article where she talks about things like having school and work …
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March 1st, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues | Work - (Comments Off on #SheWillRun)

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event put on by my university’s Equal Voice chapter. The event was called #SheWillRun: Women on the Campaign Trail and featured a panel of three female MPs and one female candidate. The panelists were (from left to right as they sat on stage): NDP MP Mylene …
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Running for a cure

August 26th, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Health | Sponsored | Women's Issues - (Comments Off on Running for a cure)

This post was generously sponsored by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit  Four years ago I walked the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure pushing a stroller, doing it for friends, fitness and my daughter. This year I’m going to do …
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Am I a Mompreneur?

August 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Women's Issues | Work - (Comments Off on Am I a Mompreneur?)

I am a woman who is building her own business, and I am a mother. It is almost impossible to be a parent and not be defined by that in some way. I have a daughter who takes of a lot of my time and a lot of my thoughts. Being a parent is life-altering. Does …
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When I was younger I thought a lot of the things about feminism that the women of #WomenAgainstFeminism feel too. That it’s something we didn’t need any more, that I don’t hate men, that I enjoy the feeling of my legs when they’ve been shaved. Of course, since then I’ve grown up a lot, learned …
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