Lauren McKeon's articles
OPINION: Although women still do the bulk of unpaid care work, a new report finds that men want to do their fair share. All that stands in their way are pervasive social attitudes and inadequate government policies.
OPINION: Child-care expenses are keeping families in poverty and women out of the workforce. So why have the Tories cancelled a fund that helped keep costs down?
OPINION: It's good that there's one day each year when we focus on issues that affect women, writes Lauren McKeon. But if we're going to achieve equality, we need more than just 24 hours.
OPINION: The fact that the case of the voyeuristic high-school teacher had to go to the Supreme Court tells you all you need to know about how society values women’s privacy, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: Demand for their services is growing — and so are wait times. If #MeToo is going to make a real difference, writes Lauren McKeon, the province must make rape crisis centres a priority.
OPINION: The 35-year-old died in a Toronto clothing-donation bin last week. But bins aren’t the main issue, writes Lauren McKeon — homelessness is.
OPINION: Layoffs, reduced print runs, and total shutdowns — 2018 has been a rocky year for women-focused publications. But that may be a good thing, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: Being a feminist consumer is not about buying the right lipstick or stamping the word “feminist” on everything, writes Lauren McKeon. It’s about putting serious thought into how you spend your money.
OPINION: Women who use opioids are more likely than men to experience sexual and physical trauma, writes Lauren McKeon. But the province’s drug strategy does little to address the challenges they face.
OPINION: When the Progressive Conservatives repealed Bill 148, they made life more difficult for working Ontarians — especially women, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: The former chief city planner will likely lose the mayoral election — but her plan to create gender parity in municipal politics is a winner, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: It’s been a year since the movement went viral. But the Brett Kavanaugh hearings demonstrate that we still have a long way to go, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: Female-focused marketing too often tries to squeeze women into boxes — but when it comes to weed, a little pinkification might not be a bad thing, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: The premier-designate wants to scrap the sex-ed curriculum and has mused about rolling back abortion rights, writes Lauren McKeon. Is that how he’s going to “take back Ontario”?
OPINION: Some activists argue that the province’s new “Equal Pay for Equal Work” legislation won’t do enough to combat pay discrimination. They’ve got a point, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: The Liberals’ plan to spend big on mental-health care will benefit many women — but more needs to be done to reduce stigma and help the most vulnerable, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: Let’s make sure the 2018 Ontario election doesn’t invite any more comparisons with the 2016 U.S. election, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: There wasn’t as much demeaning commentary in Pyeongchang as there has been at prior Games — but media have a long way to go when it comes to avoiding sexist language, writes Lauren McKeon.