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Women-only public transit: Regressive or dreamy? | Aug 27 2015 | Meghan Murphy | British Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has proposed women-only carriages on trains in the U.K. The suggestion has been surprisingly controversial!
Project Slut: Young women challenging rape culture, slut shaming, and high school dress codes | Aug 26 2015 | Scott Neigh | Andy Villanueva and Kerin Bethel-John talk about student organizing against dress codes in Toronto high schools.
On the Ashley Madison hack: Cheating isn't a gender-neutral issue | Aug 25 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Over 70 per cent of Ashley Madison's users were male -- can we really talk about this without considering a larger context of male entitlement?
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Protesters threatened after mobilizing against anti-woman blogger Roosh V | Aug 25 2015 | Ashley Splawinski | On August 15, demonstrators gathered in Toronto to protest the arrival of a self-professed "pick-up artist" who has claimed rape should be legal on private property.
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Of course we need to debate women's issues | Aug 25 2015 | Christopher Majka | Are we up for debate? Women's issues need to be taken to the political streets. Not debating whether they should be addressed, but how it should be done, and how quickly it can be.
Watch: Suitably dressed? How women's choices become symbols of belonging or exclusion | Aug 21 2015 | Amira Elghawaby | Prime Minister Stephen Harper famously said women who wear the face veil while taking their citizenship oath should know that it "isn't the way we do things here" in Canada. Amira Elghawaby explores.
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Rape is no joke: Federal language program comes up short in sexual assault policy | Aug 21 2015 | Kyla Jamieson | Concerned the Explore program staff at the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières thought a skit that trivialized rape was an appropriate way to combat sexual assault, students call for a new policy.
Is criticizing Israel anti-semitic? Why is minimum wage expensive? Find out the answers and more on rabble.ca blogs | Aug 21 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts on rape culture on campus, child care, anti-semitism, labour, housing crisis, and progressive content on the elections campaign you won't find anywhere else.
Eggsploitation: The booming egg donation industry | Aug 20 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with Jennifer Lahl about the booming egg donation industry and its impact on women.
What's not so open about open relationships? | Aug 20 2015 | Raluca Bejan | If we already consider sleeping around as immoral -- which we do -- how much chance do we actually have in moralizing this inherent derivative immorality?
The duderific Maclean's debate: A male political and media culture upheld | Aug 20 2015 | Cyndi Mayhew | What does one white male moderator, three white male "experts" and three white male party leaders get you? The Maclean's debate.
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Controversy swirls over Amnesty International's statement on buying and selling of sex | Aug 18 2015 | Megan Devlin | Sex worker advocates are thrilled, but critics claim the resolution condones those who buy women for sex.

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