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Our bodies are of this land: Decolonization and Indigenous women's radical self-love | Oct 22 2014 | Samantha Nock | The importance of Indigenous women's radical self-love as a key factor in decolonization.
Photo: North Point Douglas Women's Centre
Grassroots women's mayoral forum sheds light on key issues in Winnipeg | Oct 22 2014 | Mareike Brunelli | On October 8, over 60 women gathered at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Treaty One territory to share their views on municipal issues and address mayoral candidates.
Unstated paternity still excluding Indigenous women from 'Indian' status | Oct 21 2014 | Pamela Palmater | For 20 years, Lynn Gehl, who shares five generations of Algonquin heritage, has been denied Indian status in Canada because of unstated paternity. Yesterday, she got her day in court.
Northern Ireland bans buying sex | Oct 21 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Late last night, members of the Stormont assembly voted in favour of a bill that would outlaw the purchase of sex in Northern Ireland.
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years for murdering Reeva Steenkamp | Oct 21 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Today, Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa gave Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, a five year sentence. He only has to serve 10 months of his sentence in prison before he is eligible for house arrest.
Photo: flickr/Nick Ares
Lacking abortion access, New Brunswick women head for Maine abortion clinics | Oct 20 2014 | Tess Allen | This summer, New Brunswick introduced new regulations on abortion access and stopped funding abortions. Now, clinics in Maine see increasing numbers of women at their clinics coming from Canada.
Photo: flickr/A Yee
Bill C-36: No safety or security for sex workers | Oct 17 2014 | Cheryl Auger | Bill C-36 was passed in the House of Commons last week. And a lot of people, including sex workers, are not pleased. Will this bill continue to contribute to sex workers' rights violations?
Why is racism in Canadian nightclubs so prevalent? | Oct 16 2014 | Ayesha Asghar | Ayesha experienced overt racism at a club in downtown Peterborough. And this wasn't the first time. Why does this keep happening and what can we do?
Photo: flickr/Peter Huys
Domestic violence cases spike after immigration law amendment | Oct 16 2014 | Ferrukh Faruqui | Violence against women is a scourge in Canada. Women immigrating to Canada are dependent on their sponsors because of amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. But are they safe?
'Hysteric' heroically explores identity and madness within us | Oct 16 2014 | Aparna Sanyal | Is Nelly's madness a product of herself or of the absolutes in a world she is forced to inhabit? In this newly translated novel, readers ponder to whom Nelly's suicide note is really addressed.
Columbus Day celebrates rapists and the enslavement of Indigenous people, FYI | Oct 13 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Remember how European men came to what is now known as North America and raped, enslaved, brutalized Indegenous people? Happy Columbus Day!
Migrant Detentions and Migrant Justice | Oct 12 2014 | The F Word | An interview with No One Is Illegal before the inquest for Lucia Vega Jimenez

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Oscar Pistorius gets five years for killing girlfriend 6079_Smith_W said... Also disgusting that his lawyer played the "wouldn't do well in prison" card that is always used...
The oppression of women in Canada lagatta said... Hi Pondering, what happened to your post? in
Former CCF leader & feminist Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award Renamed PM Award alan smithee said... Megalomaniac? Check. Empororer? Check. Asshole? Huge gaping one. in
Peter MacKay says women's bond with children prevents their becoming judges fortunate said... Well, is anyone surprised?    in
Liberation feminism Pondering said... Quote:“Feminists’ arguments have never historically stood only on their own,” she said. “They’ve...
#NotAllMen and derailing feminist conversations Pondering said... I was led to this a topic through an article relating to notallmen, but it also pertained to other...
Nordic Model - Claimed successes and Documented Effects susan davis said... no comments? about the swedish governments admited failures...? surprise suprise......just because...
Rape and conjugal violence jokes from (my neighbourhood) Montréal bar Otavano said... lagatta wrote: This place is in my neighbourhood - right next to Nutranimo pet food shop and across...
The "Nordic Model" of prostitution law is a myth.... susan davis said... because this article meant nothing...these people are wrong...right abolitionist faithful? all the...
Hi from an american with a question bagkitty said... Welcome squeezeplay. strangely enough I think the first place you might want to look is the...

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