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Educating the public to stop sexual harassment and assault | May 28 2015 | Frieda Werden | In Australia, the U.K. and Canada, campaigns against harassment and assault in public places are being rolled out by women of influence.
Photo: Tom Flemming/flickr
Report sheds light on Dalhousie Dentistry crisis | May 26 2015 | Stephen Kimber | The most intriguing section of Friday's 65-page "Report from the Restorative Justice Process" is the one that documents the evolution of the now-infamous "Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen" group.
Kathleen Barry reports back from The World Summit: End Sexual Exploitation 2025 | May 26 2015 | Meghan Murphy | On May 11th and 12th, The World Summit: End Sexual Exploitation 2025 was held at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Kathleen Barry speaks with Meghan Murphy about the conference.
Image: Flickr/Pabak Sarkar
This is what a feminist looks like | May 25 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | Sixth in a seven-part series about sexual assault. Feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. A feminist is any person who supports feminism.
Why I'm not celebrating Ireland's legalization of gay marriage as a win for 'equality' | May 25 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Clearly, so long as heterosexual couples are allowed to marry, same-sex couples should be able to as well. But why not turn our attention to women's human rights?
Who's your special interest now? Federal parties ignore women voters at their peril | May 22 2015 | Kate McInturff | Women aren't a special interest. They are half the population. Women voters are paying attention to this election -- it's time for political parties to pay attention to them.
Adrienne Rich remembered | May 21 2015 | Frieda Werden | "When a woman tells the truth, she is creating the possibility for more truth around her." A documentary portrays Adrienne Rich's history, activism and poetry.
Native women's voices silenced by federal government | May 20 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | Let's bring Native women with the lived experience of domestic violence, family violence, gendered abuse, addiction and mental health issues to the table before we cancel beneficial programs.
Sexual assault is based on power and control | May 18 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | This is the fifth in a series of articles for Sexual Assault Prevention Month.
Omar Khadr, feminist dialogue and troll-slaying: Your weekly dose of rabble.ca blogs | May 18 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts on Omar Khadr, Israel Apartheid Week, child-care space, Shauna Hunt, Metro Vancouver's Transit Referendum, rape culture and consent, and Greg deGrrot-Maggetti.
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Keep on going... we are making a difference | May 14 2015 | Maya Bhullar | Taking action forced changes on the tax on tampons, Bill C-51, and, of course, in Alberta. Don't stop now!
Long live the troll-slayer: A tribute to Shauna Hunt and others like her | May 14 2015 | Kaity Cooper | Cybermisogyny is at it again, but this story has a silver lining. This one's for the brave troll-slayers out there making the Internet a safer place for women.

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Conservatives vote against ending violence against women mark_alfred said... Conservatives voted down M-444, A National Action Plan to End Violence against Women. The bill’s...
Québec Bread and Roses march - 20 years already! lagatta said... I guess if I were talking about Slutwalk or Girl Power it would be important. Fighting poverty and...
"Ni una menos" acting against femicide in Argentina quizzical said... something like this has to happen here. i'm so sick of hearing the news and hearing another woman...
The late Pam Barrett would have been so PROUD today terrytowel said... It's kind of sad that the late Pam Barrett is not around to see this historic win. Nicknamed "...
Femen - Is a topless protest an effective form of dissent? terrytowel said... Femen is an international women’s movement of brave topless female activists painted with the...
Petition for Federal Party Leaders to have a debate on Women's Issues mark_alfred said... Typically there are two debates, that being the English debate and the French debate.  Up for...
Men's rights activist group CAFE puts up ignorant, offensive billboard alleging widespread abuse towards men. 6079_Smith_W said... Enjoy the tax receipt (or better still, reconsider). I think it is an outrage that they were given...
2015 is the year of the woman! All 3 parties election campaign run by women terrytowel said... It is a banner year as for the first time in history, the 3 main parties will have their election...
End federal tax on tampons/pads, says NDP MP Irene Mathyssen mark_alfred said... Good initiative by the NDP.  NDP MP Irene Mathyssen has tabled C-282 An Act to amend the...
Kathleen Wynne looking for a new human rights watchdog. Should Olivia Chow apply? terrytowel said... btw I just send Kathleen Wynne a tweet urging her to consider Olivia, and posted the same on Olivia...

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