Lauren McKeon

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Lauren McKeon is the digital editor of The Walrus.

Lauren McKeon's articles

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: Mar 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: Feb 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: Feb 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: Jan 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: Dec 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: Nov 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: Nov 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: Nov 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OPINION: When the Progressive Conservatives repealed Bill 148, they made life more difficult for working Ontarians — especially women, writes Lauren McKeon.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: Oct 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: Oct 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.

Published On: Sep 19,2018

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.

Published On: Jun 14,2018

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”?

Published On: May 10,2018

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.

Published On: Apr 04,2018

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.

Published On: Mar 14,2018

OPINION: Let’s make sure the 2018 Ontario election doesn’t invite any more comparisons with the 2016 U.S. election, writes Lauren McKeon.

Published On: Feb 27,2018

 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.

Published On: Feb 14,2018

OPINION: Coming forward shouldn’t be seen as breaking ranks, writes Lauren McKeon.