More on Cultural Conflict: Summer Camp and Cottages

The summer may be ending, but I want to talk about more summer things:  Sleepaway camp and cottages.  First generation kids (especially Asian kids) in Canada don’t usually go to sleepaway camp.  It’s JUST.  NOT.  DONE.  Why?  My theory is… Continue Reading

Conflicts Between Ancestral Culture and Being ‘First Generation Canadian’

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My parents are immigrants.  They came to Canada when they were in their 20s and had me a few years later.  Compared to many immigrant parents, mine are probably considered extremely integrated.  But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t ANY… Continue Reading

Cable Girls and the 1920s as a ‘Turning Point’ for Women

I just finished watching part one of Netflix’s first season of Cable Girls, a Spanish series (and apparently Spain’s first Netflix-exclusive) about women working as operators in 1920s Madrid.  Probably the best way to describe the series is a Spanish… Continue Reading

Hey Joe Fresh, What About Us Shorties?

Fast fashion line Joe Fresh recently announced its size expansion to a women’s 22.  While this is great and all, they STILL have yet to embrace ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.  ALL would include petites and petite pluses.  Yes, petite as… Continue Reading

There’s Nothing Wrong with ‘Ma’am’!

I constantly read about women being upset that they’re addressed as “ma’am” (or madam) by servers or salespeople.  I don’t get this.  What do they expect to be called?  Not everyone is your “regular” barista who knows your first name… Continue Reading

Hey ‘Diversity Activists,’ Stop Shaming Those Who Integrate!

And I mean it!  These activists come in all shapes and colours, but all seem to have one goal – keep people SEPARATE!  As I said in my Canada Day post, we live in a country which prides itself on… Continue Reading

Xennials: That Ignored Middle Child

So the whole “Xennial” thing – the cohort born between 1977 and 1983, who straddle between being a true member of  “Generation X”  and the millennial generation – has been getting some publicity online over the past few weeks.  Why… Continue Reading

Our Casual Society Hates Dress Codes

The latest article circulating social media about women being being told that sleeveless clothing isn’t “proper attire” in the US Capitol has had many feminist jeering, saying it’s a way to “repress” women.  Really?  Congress is supposed to be a… Continue Reading