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#OccupyINAC Vancouver declares victory after ministers agree to meeting | Apr 29 2016 | Lenée Son | The Council of Mothers and its supporters have ended their occupation of INAC Vancouver after Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly agreed to meet with the group and discuss their demands.
Their bodies, themselves: Provocative new doc showcases real beauty of yesteryear's burlesque legends | Apr 28 2016 | Aalya Ahmad | 'League of Exotique Dancers' follows women who, decades ago, worked as burlesque dancers, and takes the taboo step of depicting aging women as sensual beings.
B.C. publisher Dagger Editions makes queer women writers a priority | Apr 28 2016 | Clarissa Fortin | Dagger Editions is a new imprint of Caitlin Press which publishes stories by and about queer women. Enjoy this Q&A with publisher Vici Johnstone.
Doctors still won't let women choose sterilization as a permanent birth control method | Apr 27 2016 | Meghan Murphy | Brie Ripley and Jocelyn Macdonald explore the challenges women face accessing tubal ligation.
Asra Nomani outside her childhood mosque, where sex segregation was imposed when
Saving Islam for women | Apr 24 2016 | Melinda Tuhus | An American Muslim feminist's campaign to reclaim women's place.
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This Equal Pay Day, let's mobilize for change | Apr 19 2016 | Angella MacEwen | This will be the third year that the Ontario provincial government officially recognizes Equal Pay Day, but this year there is cause to be hopeful that change is in the works.
Don't be fooled by Michelle Rempel's sudden conversion to feminism | Apr 19 2016 | Nora Loreto, Sarah Beuhler | Yes, Michelle Rempel should be free of harassment, just like all women. Feminists need to be careful, though, in erasing her role in upholding the very harassment she calls out.
'Behind any great woman is herself': The only Muslim woman forensic doctor in Jordan | Apr 19 2016 | Yusur Al Bahrani | "I want them to turn their eyes away from my look as a female to my mind as a forensic pathologist doctor: not male, not female," she says. "Until now, I am successful."
GroundWire | Abortion services in P.E.I. and Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of 'Going Home Star' | Apr 13 2016 | GroundWire | This episode of GroundWire features stories on abortion services in P.E.I., Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Going Home Star, and more.
Combating Islamophobia in Media | Apr 11 2016 | Victoria Fenner | A presentation by rabble at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House in Vancouver about how Islamophobia has permeated the news cycle and how we can move forward.
Women in P.E.I. regain access to abortion after 35 years | Apr 11 2016 | Redeye Collective | On March 31, the P.E.I. government said they would start providing local access for abortions by the end of 2016. The change in policy was the result of a legal challenge by Abortion Access Now PEI.
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Domestic violence is a crisis deepened by inequality and racial injustice | Apr 7 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Over 12.7 million people in the U.S. are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners annually. This crisis deserves a full public hearing, especially during this presidential election year.

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Rethinking sexual assault laws in Canada kropotkin1951 said... I am really tired of the debate in the other thread so I am opening a new thread that is not...
Ghomeshi lawyer says Tom Mulcair is shopping for votes by exploiting his case for political gain terrytowel said... After the Ghomeshi verdict NDP leader Tom Mulcair tweeted Today, and every day, #Ibelievesurvivors...
"A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness" wins best documentary short Oscar mark_alfred said... A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness wins best documentary short Oscar.  Quote:...
Bill C-237 Gender Equity Act mark_alfred said... ETA:  Error on my part.  The thread should be titled "Candidate Gender Equity Act". The...
Chatelaine Magazine Names Rachel Notley Woman of the Year! terrytowel said... There are actually 30 women who have been singled out by Chatelaine magazine as women of the year...
Husband of the Chief of Staff to PM Justin Trudeau Gives Up His Career To Support Hers terrytowel said... Katie Telford is only the second woman to be Chief of Staff to a Prime Minister in Canada (the...
NDP candidate said he is personally against same sex marriage and abortion takeitslowly said... “If I win, it will be easier. As a group, when we tell them, they definitely have to listen,”...
City o Vancouver Sex Work Guidelines...YAY!!! mark_alfred said... Good to hear. in
Struggle against "masculinistes" / "mens' rights" activists kropotkin1951 said... lagatta wrote: The terms Masculist and Masculinist have also been used in English, in part to...
Green Party promises to update 'anti-feminist,' inaccurate platform mark_alfred said... From the Metro article, Green Party promises to update 'anti-feminist,' inaccurate platform: Quote:...

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Every step you take: Ontario’s gender pay gap ladder
A new report from the CCPA reveals that the average pay gap between men and women stands at 29.4 per cent in Ontario -- a gap that shadows women every step of the way up the income ladder.

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