rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.

rabble.ca's staff blog

rabble staff's picture
This is rabble.ca's staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, comments and observations from staff members, and occasional visits by board members and volunteers.

Join the discussion! The 2014 Women's Forum is live on rabble.ca all day October 30

| October 11, 2014
Join the discussion! The 2014 Women's Forum is live on rabble.ca all day October 30

The third Women's Forum, hosted by MP Niki Ashton, will be taking place in Ottawa on October 30th.  Women from across the country will gather in person and online to work on building the feminist agenda.

Register on the conference website here.

Set yourself a reminder to follow live, by registering below!

Catch up on some of the highlights from 2013 here, and replay the full live blog here. You can also tune in to some of the incredible speakers from 2013, includeing Erin Marie Konsmo, Nora Loreto, Catherine Voyer-Leger, Jarrah Hodge, and last year's Panel on Inequality and on the Politics of Advocacy.

It was during the 2012 Women's Forum that the "Binders full of women" controversy emerged on Twitter, based on a comment made by Mitt Romney. When then Canadian Minister for the Status of Women, Rona Ambrose, chose to joke about Romney's comments rather than attend the forum, twitter went wild. See our Storify of how it all played out here. Replay the full live blog from 2012 here.

See you October 30th!


Live Blog Women's Forum 2014 / Forum des femmes 2014
Live Blog Women's Forum 2014 / Forum des femmes 2014



We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.