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Saskatchewan becomes the first province in Canada to fly the transgender flag | Apr 22 2015 | Cory Collins | Symbolic and real acceptance is growing for trans people -- but a need for human rights protections and other challenges are just as visible in 2015.
Male progressives who support harm reduction need a lesson in feminism and in radicalism | Apr 21 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Harm reduction ensures the marginalized remain marginalized, but remain contained and unproblematic to the middle class. It assumes that change is impossible and lets the state off the hook.
Chris Hedges: Whose conference is this anyway? | Apr 21 2015 | Brad Hornick | Chris Hedges, Moby Dick and the State of Extraction
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Ontario Equal Pay Day 2015: Time to close the pay gap | Apr 20 2015 | Mary Cornish | For the second year, the Ontario government officially recognizes Equal Pay Day, a day dedicated to shining a light on the persistent problem of pay inequities experienced by women in the province.
Mei-ling is not alone: Sexual harassment revelations rock Concordia | Apr 20 2015 | Michelle Pucci | When a student politician was harassed online, her subsequent road to retribution was not made simple.
Gender-based violence in Myanmar | Apr 20 2015 | Frieda Werden, Portia Larlee | A Canadian living in Yangon, Myanmar probes deeply into what people say, think, and do about gender-based violence in a country that has a mythology of equality and a reality of subordination.
Thirty years since the Charter's equality provisions and LEAF's founding, where is equality now? | Apr 17 2015 | Elizabeth Shilton | The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) began working toward equality 30 years ago today. Time to look at what's been done and what still needs doing.
The Perfect Victim | Apr 17 2015 | Meghan Murphy | A new documentary follows the cases of four women, given extremely severe sentences for killing their abusive husbands.
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Do Muslim women need saving? | Apr 16 2015 | Monia Mazigh | This is the question author Lila Abu-Lughod poses in her book exploring the lives of Muslim women. The answer isn't as obvious as some would like us to believe.
#BeenRapedNeverReported | Apr 16 2015 | Victoria Fenner | A talk at Carleton University by Sue Montgomery on Thurs. February 26, 2015
Reclaiming our justice system and media: Lessons from Cindy Gladue | Apr 16 2015 | Taylor S.J. | We are not entitled to know the explicit details of Cindy Gladue's passing. What we ought to find out is how the justice system could further dehumanize the sacred life of an Indigenous woman.
Madonna’s ‘sexuality’ should be more advanced than a 20-year-old’s | Apr 15 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Madonna's Drake kiss had nothing to do with "sexuality" and everything to do with performance.

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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...
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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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