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Apartners film delves into trend of committed couples living apart | Jul 22 2014 | June Chua | The film Apart♡ners takes a peek at the lives of people who are in committed relationships, including married couples, who choose to live apart.
Photo source: Lana Payne
Powerful, influential, transformative: How one woman's campaign team transformed the CLC | Jul 18 2014 | Meg Borthwick | This year's CLC convention saw women play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the convention. Here, several women labour union leaders weigh in on the transformative experience.
Photo: flickr/Nic Redhead
Does Bill C-36 really bestow dignity and human rights upon anyone? | Jul 17 2014 | Erica Obsession | By conflating human dignity with the discouragement of sex work, the government is implying that it is only by exiting the industry that a sex worker can attain self-worth.
Feminism and Christianity | Jul 17 2014 | The F Word | Discussion of the image of woman in the Christian creation myth and negotiating the development of feminist consciousness within a Christian community.
Why are you stuck in that shitty relationship? | Jul 16 2014 | Laura Brightwell | On love, relationships and trying desperately to look cool.
Image: Flickr/PJStarr
How not to protect the lives of sex trade workers | Jul 14 2014 | Elizabeth May | By conflating prostitution and human trafficking, we end up with the idea that we can protect people from the latter by criminalizing the former.
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition | Jul 14 2014 | The F Word | The F Word's Ariana Barer speaks with Trish Garner the Community Organizer with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition about their initiatives to reduce poverty in B.C.
Nobody expected the Spanish Inquisition | Jul 12 2014 | J. Baglow | Justice committee hearings on C-36 should have focussed entirely upon the realities of sex work, from the sex workers' perspective. Instead, the hearings became a patronizing, moralistic sideshow.
Photo: flickr/Daily Dig
SlutWalk, three years later. Where has the movement taken us? | Jul 11 2014 | Steffanie Pinch | A lot has changed since 2011. Natalee Brouse attended the first SlutWalk and has been official organizer since 2012. rabble.ca's Steff Pinch spoke with her about how the SlutWalk has changed.
Photo: ITHACA WONG/flickr
Lean In: A fairy-tale in a fantasy land | Jul 11 2014 | Monia Mazigh | In her book "Lean In," Sheryl Sandberg is talking to a small, restricted "girls' club." Although it's a fine discussion, it forgets all the other women who are in another world.
Photo: flickr/Kaytee Riek
All sex workers will be harmed by Bill C-36, #yesallsexworkers | Jul 11 2014 | various | Bill C-36 disregards sex workers' lived experiences, the Bedford decision and social science evidence and will create more harm. This is how each diverse group will be affected.
Violence against women workers in India | Jul 11 2014 | Piergiorgio Moro | Labour news from the Asia Pacific region and an interview with Kavita Krishnan from CPI M-L on gender violence in India.

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Liberation feminism | Pondering said... Quote:“Feminists’ arguments have never historically stood only on their own,” she said. “They’ve...
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