Mercedes Allen

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Nov 2, 2014

BDSM, Gender, Entitlement and Jian Ghomeshi

Mercedes Allen
Believing women is the first part of the discussion about Jian Ghomeshi. If you believe women, then you must also take a harder look at gender, power exchange and entitlement.
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Aug 4, 2014
Photo: Adrian Clark/flickr

On conscience-based medical exemptions

Mercedes Allen
The experiences of trans* people in Alberta with conscience-based medical exemptions provide insight for a conscience policy review in Ontario.
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Jun 11, 2014

C-36: Conflating sex work with human trafficking

Mercedes Allen
Anti-prostitution Bill C-36 explicitly puts sex work on the same footing as human trafficking and conflates the two in law. There are serious issues with doing so.
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Jun 9, 2014
Photo: flickr/Antonella Beccaria

Could anti-prostitution Bill C-36 also ban porn?

Mercedes Allen
The vague nature of "sexual services," the Internet as a "public place" and other aspects raise questions about anti-prostitution Bill C-36. Could it ban porn?
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Mar 7, 2014

On the Detention of Trans People

Mercedes Allen
Treatment of trans people (particularly trans women) in detention facilities has come under examination recently. There's a solution, it's just a question of whether there is the will to examine it.

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