Got Consent?: Reflections on re-appropriation, sexism, and patriarchy

 By: Nicole Rallis (This is Hamilton) Sunday, July 8, 2012, was the second annual Hamilton SlutWalk. Over a hundred local residents and activists gathered in solidarity at City Hall to address issues of victim blaming and (social) structures of patriarchy that stratify Hamilton and greater society based on gender, sexual orientation, racial, and economic lines.  Formally … Continue reading

Local 1005 Steelworkers Union Meeting

The Hamilton Steelworkers union, Local 1005, holds weekly meetings open to the public, so we decided to drop in on May 17 to find out more about the issues concerning steelworkers in Hamilton. By: Layla Mashkoor (This is Hamilton) With roughly 40, all male, union members in attendance, the meeting began with a report by … Continue reading