So my city, Winnipeg, is hosting the Juno Awards this year - for those who don’t know, the Junos are Canada’s major music awards. And this year, they’re considering having Robin Thicke as host. But the Winnipeg Free Press stated that it might not happen, if “humourless feminists wish hard enough”.
It made me sick. People need to know that glorifying rape is not okay at all, and that people who hate Robin Thicke’s song because they have been raped are not “humourless feminists”. I do not want this asshole in my city. Please signal-boost the crap out of this.
(rallying venue for the Winnipeg march, Portage Place, a downtown indoor mall)
Manitoba women marching in Winnipeg marched from the mall to the iconic corner of Portage & Main, and back to the mall. The backwards navy blue flag is our NHL hockey team’s, the Winnipeg Jets, playing the St. Louis Blues, here in The ‘Peg, as we speak. (Jets 1 Blues 0)
Melissa writes for the Winnipeg Free Press, our largest daily newspaper.
Popping in for a wee minute to share a shot taken early today “on the way” to my house (Winnipeg Free Press photo). Still snowing… has been for 20 hours now.
A little birdie just told me it was 41℃ in Australia. I laughed until I stopped.
Getting lots of chores done - even prepared one Christmas card (you know who you are NH recipient). The stereo volume is too high or the doorbell must be broken, because none of you has shown up with a shovel yet. I can’t drink all the spiked hot chocolate myself, ye ken. Sure, maybe when I was younger, but I need to pace myself now… 🎄
If you show up with a sunburn, I’ll know you stopped by Australia on your way to Winnipeg… ✈️
A Native Winnipeg woman who prepares meals of bannock and soup and distributes clothes for the homeless needs a little help this holiday season. According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, Althea Guiboche, a single mother who started “Got Bannock” in 2012, which is a grassroots mission to help feed the homeless, is in danger of losing her car, which she uses to transport meals, for failure to pay off speeding tickets.