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Apr 30, 2018
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Femicide in the streets

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With the recent Toronto van attack and the Parkland shootings, the perpetrators seemed to be aiming at women. Femicide has become public.
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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

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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
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WTF? Say 50 million Facebook users

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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
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Black Panther blockbuster brings depth to superhero

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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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Dec 8, 2017

Canada should be doing more to help Sufis

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The November attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt and Erdogan's crackdown in Turkey both signs that Canada should recognize Sufis as an oppressed religious minority and grant them refugee status.
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Oct 22, 2017
The cast of the Harvey Weinstein-backed Project Runway. Photo: Project Runway/Wikimedia Commons

Like most women, I've been slimed, too.

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In light of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein women took to social media to share their experiences with the hashtag #MeToo. It's an old story, but it's still news.

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