Lauren McKeon's articles
Published On: April 20, 2021
In her new book, the author examines the unequal toll of the pandemic — and how women have been leading the way through COVID-19.
Published On: January 07, 2020
OPINION: Women got fed up and made change over the past 10 years. So how can we keep fighting for a better and more equitable world in the next decade?
Published On: October 02, 2019
OPINION: This year, Canada’s four main parties have nominated an encouragingly high number of female candidates. But we’re still far from gender equality in politics.
Published On: September 18, 2019
OPINION: Catherine McKenna. Greta Thunberg. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. All three support climate action, and all three face sexist abuse. Can it really be a coincidence?
Published On: August 26, 2019
OPINION: The Tories’ new sex-ed curriculum contains an exemption policy. But what message are we sending students when we tell them that subjects like consent and LGBTQ rights are optional?
Published On: July 10, 2019
OPINION: Body positivity teaches us that every body is beautiful — but maybe it’s time to stop trying to feel beautiful and start trying to feel good.
Published On: June 14, 2019
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.
Published On: May 08, 2019
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?
Published On: March 08, 2019
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.
Published On: February 20, 2019
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.
Published On: February 05, 2019
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.
Published On: January 17, 2019
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.
Published On: December 13, 2018
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.
Published On: November 28, 2018
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.
Published On: November 15, 2018
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.
Published On: November 01, 2018
OPINION: When the Progressive Conservatives repealed Bill 148, they made life more difficult for working Ontarians — especially women, writes Lauren McKeon.
Published On: October 17, 2018
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.
Published On: October 04, 2018
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.