Lauren McKeon is the digital editor of The Walrus.
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OPINION: When the Progressive Conservatives repealed Bill 148, they made life more difficult for working Ontarians — especially women, writes Lauren McKeon.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.
OPINION: Coming forward shouldn’t be seen as breaking ranks, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: Canadian provinces, including Ontario, have introduced new measures to support women who report sexual assault — and that’s a good first step, writes Lauren McKeon.
OPINION: In the wake of the Albert Schultz allegations, writes Lauren McKeon, there are lessons we can learn as a country.
OPINION: Last year, women broke the silence on sexual assault. This year, writes Lauren McKeon, we need to stay loud.