Author Archives: Sarah Sahagian

About Sarah Sahagian

Sarah Sahagian is a feminist writer based in Toronto. Her byline has appeared in such publications as Elle Canada, Flare, Bitch Media, The Toronto Star, and The National Post. She is also the co-host of You Do You: A Dating Podcast. Sarah holds a master’s degree in Gender Studies from The London School of Economics. You can find her on Twitter, where she posts about politics and live-tweets The Bachelor

‘Hustlers’ Is Practically Perfect

The movie Hustlers contains multitudes. Based on the true story of a gang of strippers who got rich scamming Wall Street guys, Hustlers is most obviously a revenge fantasy about the working-class striking back at the 1%. But while that…

TIFF 2019: Why ‘Marriage Story’ Is Unmissable

Is anyone better at capturing the subtleties – and the absurdities – of upper-middle class people’s lives than Noah Baumbach? After seeing Marriage Story, I think not. Loosely based on Baumbach’s own divorce, Marriage Story is an epic two-hander about…

‘The Goldfinch’ Is An Engaging Literary Adaptation

The Goldfinch is about many things. The story of Theo, a young boy whose mother was killed in a terrorist attack at an art gallery, The Goldfinch follows Theo into adulthood as it tackles weighty themes like tragedy, trauma, coming-of-age,…

Monogamy Is No Longer a Given. So, Why Do We Act Like It Is?

We know one in five adult Americans have engaged in consensual non-monogamy at some point in their lives. And while Statistics Canada doesn’t offer solid data on how many poly people reside North of the 49th parallel, anyone who’s been…

Canadians Are Still Moving To America For Love

After the election of Donald Trump in 2016, many people (including me) employed the same overworked Twitter joke about how disillusioned Americans would soon be desperate to marry comely Canadians for our citizenship. Photo by Emma Bauso from Pexels After…

Summer Reading  Suggestions For Every Mood

It’s summer reading season! Not sure what book to take on your vacation, or which novel to read with a mint julep on the veranda? Well, have no fear!  We know you’re busy, so we’ve done the research for you….

The Art of Self-Defense Is a Searing Satire of Toxic Masculinity

Much has been written in recent years about toxic masculinity, that brand of “manliness” built on aggression, entitlement, and a generous side of sexism. Those of us who took Gender Studies 101 in university are familiar with Judith Butler’s theory…