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Team LACE/OFF at the Underwear Affair!

By Michelle Reid On June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

The LACE Campaign has been busy all June, getting ready for our Underwear Affair 10K. Not only has Team LACE/OFF been training hard, but we've also been getting ready for our comedy show fundraiser, Girls Girls Girls! on Wednesday, June 29th. Featuring an almost-all-female line-up of hilarious comedians and performers (including last year's LACE Outreach Coordinator Lizzy Karp, and myself, making my first appearance on a stage since 1998), it's probably the most fun you can have donating to the cancer-fighting research of the BC Cancer Foundation.

However, we know not everyone who wants to help out the BC Cancer Foundation and fight cancers-below-the-waist will be able to make it out to the show. So we created a LACE Campaign Reusable travel mug, and 100% of your purchase will go towards our fundraising goal! It's just as easy as donating online, but you get this adorable doughnut-featuring mug in exchange for helping to support BC Cancer Foundation!  Click here to get to our store, and select "Other Cool Stuff" to buy the mug.

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Michelle is a freelance writer and anthropologist with a Master of Public Health from UBC. Her passions are promoting health and building community. She's worked in grassroots community organizations in Vancouver, Victoria and Oceania.

This weekend, Vancouver puts on her finest leather miniskirt for the SlutWalk

By Michelle Reid On May 09, 2011 | 0 Comments

Picture from the SlutWalk Vancouver Facebook PageOn January 24th, 2011, a Toronto police officer enraged sexual rights advocates around the world when he told a group of middle school students that women should "avoid dressing like sluts" if they didn't want to be victimized. The response was a SlutWalk, where more than a thousand women and men marched through downtown Toronto in provocative outfits, holding signs that pointed out clothing does not equal consent. The phenomenon has taken off, with SlutWalks springing up all over North America. And on May 15th, we'll be celebrating our own SlutWalk here in Vancouver.

While many are praising SlutWalks for seizing on our zeitgeist of humour-as-political-weapon, I've read a lot of responses to the first SlutWalk that distressed me. Critics are have drawn comparisons that go a lot like, "I wouldn't leave my car unlocked with the windows rolled down in a bad neighbourhood if I didn't want it to get stolen, so don't wear a short skirt if you don't want a man to rape you." This is a bad analogy for a lot of reasons, the least of which is not that my body is not a car.

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Hello Cool World at the Sexhibition!

By Michelle Reid On April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bella and Michelle from Hello Cool WorldBella and I couldn't be more excited about attending the Sexhibition that Opt is hosting tomorrow at the Radisson Hotel, in Richmond. The Sexhibition is a part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, which include the Opt Gala on Saturday.

The Sexhibition, according to Opt's website, "is a 'sexploration' of organizations and small businesses whom we consider to play an integral role in healthy sexuality and sexual health in British Columbia." At Hello Cool World we feel like that describes many of our projects- that's why we created That's So Sexy, to showcase all our sex-positive campaigns!

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Getting ready for pleasure?

By Michelle Reid On April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The biggest party of the year is happening this weekend! And no, we don't need the words "royal" and "wedding" to describe it-- but "hot," "sexy," and "fun" all apply! You guessed it: Opt's 50th Gala, this Saturday, April 30th. If you don't have your ticket yet, pick one up now-- they're almost sold out!

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Sexually active teens rally in support of Planned Parenthood

By Michelle Reid On March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you follow any news about sexual health you've probably heard the uproar over the proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood funding in the US. Planned Parenthood, which operates 800 clinics across the United States and provides millions of women with basic reproductive and sexual health services every year, such as Pap tests, breast exams, low-cost contraception, and abortion. For women living in poverty and in rural areas, it may be the only option for accessing necessary health care services.

Wesleyan Uncut responded to the intention of the House of Representatives to cut all federal funding to Planned Parenthood with their video "I Have Sex." The services of Planned Parenthood are vitally important to young people, who are often uninsured or low-income, or unable to go to their parents or schools for information. These youth want the House of Representatives to know that they are sexually and politically active, and they intend to make their voices and votes count.

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