Restore Our Anthem

Restore Our Anthem is a petition to restore the Canadian National Anthem “O Canada!” to it’s 1908 original version, which said “thou dost in us command”, but was changed in 1913 to “In all thy sons command”. While the later might be more current English, it did change the meaning rather drastically. Changing this to “in all of us command” makes a lot of sense to me. Click through for a nice video they put together (though it does lack an example modified anthem). Let me know what you think in the comments bellow!


Restore Our AnthemCampaign to change the lyrics of O Canada, the national anthem, back to the original gender-inclusive wording.

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Is this what respect feels like

We take pride in saying that geek and nerd culture is a haven for those mistreated, that we will accept you, and treat you right. Unless you’re a woman. Then the reality is not what it appears. This comic by Paige Hall reminds us that we have a hell of a ways to go. via SandrineD


Menstruating Shirt

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Hot on the heels of the cervix photo essay comes this interview with Petra Collins on a t-shirt for American Apparel depicting a masturbating, menstruating, hairy, vagina. People are calling it all kinds of things, as you can imagine. NSFW obviously. I think the image is fine, and don’t think any part of it is gross, but I’m not sure I’d wear something like that around town.

Chatting with Petra Collins About Her Menstruating Vagina ShirtHere is the most controversial menstrual blood themed t-shirt of all time, by Petra Collins. via American Apparel. My friend Petra Collins-who has done all sorts of wonderful photography work for VICE, along with the all-female art collective she founded and curates, The Ardorous-caused an incredibly entertaining storm of controversy this week.

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Cervix in photos

I don’t know if I’d say it’s a beautiful cervix, but it’s certainly not ugly. I dunno, it looks like a cervix? It is however a super informative photo essay project showing the changes throughout a menstrual cycle. If you don’t like blood, body parts, and fluids, then maybe skip it. NSFW. via EdithC

Age 25 – Entire CycleThis 25 year old woman has never given birth and has no history of STIs. Each photo was taken at approximately 10:00 pm every day starting the first day of her menstrual cycle. For the duration of this project, she used condoms as her birth control method so as not to introduce semenal fluid into the photoshoot.

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Knit Top

It’s tough to make a knitted sweater not look bulky, but maybe that’s because of the ones we typically make/buy. This midrift bearing one seems to work rather well, ironic since usually we think of bundling up in a sweater.

From The Sartorialist.