Without letting the cat out of the bag: Carl Pettit loves idioms suggesting the torture of house cats.
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Donald D’Haene brings us the origin of the word “slut,” as well as his support of the White Ribbon Campaign raising awareness of violence against women.
Filed Under: Ethics & Values, On Rape and Sexual Violence Tagged With: Canada, Chaucer, empowering women, etymology, feminism, gay culture, Mary Tyler Moore, misogyny, profanity, rape, Samuel Pepys, shoes, slut, Slut Walk, slut walks, socialism, The Agenda, Tootsie, Toronto, TVO, Violence Against Women, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, White Ribbon campaign, York University