Penney Kome

Award-winning journalist and author Penney Kome has published six non-fiction books and hundreds of periodical articles, as well as writing a national column for 12 years and a local (Calgary) column for four years. Her books include Somebody Has To Do It: Whose Work Is Housework? (McClelland & Stewart 1982); The Taking of Twenty-Eight: Women Challenge the Constitution (Women's Educational Press, 1983); and Peace: A Dream Unfolding (Sierra Club Books 1986). She was Editor of Straightgoods.com from 2004 - 2013.

Penney Kome
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Apr 5, 2018
Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson present brief to UN. Image: Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester, Nova Scotia

Re-defining torture at the UN

Penney Kome
Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson lobby for UN Committee on Torture to recognize sexualized violence as a form of torture.
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Mar 22, 2018
Cambridge Analytica logo. Image: Thought Catalog/Flickr

WTF? Say 50 million Facebook users

Penney Kome
Facebook is just the latest and most sophisticated medium to sell our eyes and attention to advertisers. There's a new media saying that crops up over and over again, a variation on "buyer beware."
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Feb 23, 2018
Image: Marvel studios

Black Panther blockbuster brings depth to superhero

Penney Kome
The futuristic Afro-centric film opens public debates and opportunities. Welcome to the gamechanging movie that gently subverts the superhero genre to make it more meaningful.

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