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ReGirling the Girl: A phenomenal feminist dance | Feb 27 2015 | June Chua | In a production using research with young dancers, choreographer Lisa Sandlos explores the over-sexualization of women, particularly young dancers in the world of competitive dance.
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All your wage gap questions answered | Feb 27 2015 | Kate MacIntruff | The wage gap is a thing. It exists. It isn't pretty. It is the face of discrimination. It isn't going to go away if we close our eyes and hold our breath and count to one hundred.
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On Bill C-279, state violence and institutional transphobia | Feb 27 2015 | Sophia Banks | With support, Senator Donald Plett wants to modify Bill C-279 so trans people will not be able to access any 'sex-segregated' facility and the term 'gender identity' will be removed. Horrible.
Women in mariachi music | Feb 26 2015 | Redeye Collective | Traditional mariachi musicians wear black suits with silver buttons down the pant legs and they're all men. But women have been involved in mariachi music for decades.
Russell Brand weighs in on 50 Shades of Grey and the mainstreaming of porn | Feb 26 2015 | Meghan Murphy | The actor says, "If I had total dominion over myself, I'd never look at porn again."
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Hundreds of expert recommendations on violence against Indigenous women and girls go unimplemented | Feb 26 2015 | Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women | An alarming study released today shows that governments in Canada have repeatedly ignored expert recommendations to stop violence against Indigenous women and girls.
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rabble radio episode 162: Restorative justice -- what it is and isn't | Feb 26 2015 | Victoria Fenner | Moira Donovan wrote an article for rabble.ca exploring the question, what is restorative justice? Today on rabble radio, Moira introduces us to some of the answers she's found.
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Publicly funded abortion services in N.B. will only expand to Moncton City Hospital | Feb 26 2015 | Tracy Glynn | The New Brunswick government is only extending publicly funded abortion services to the Moncton Hospital, choosing saving money over women's health.
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Harper's record of refusal: An act of violence against Indigenous women | Feb 25 2015 | MUSKRAT Magazine | The legacy of the Harper government ignoring the calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is not only long, but littered with numerous comprehensive reports.
International Women's Day: Reclaiming our bodies, our territories, our communities | Feb 25 2015 | Julie Devaney | In 1917, women marched for bread and roses. In 2015, in solidarity with the World March of Women, we march to reclaim our bodies, our territories and our communities.
On being a trans woman and crossing the bathroom line | Feb 24 2015 | Xeph Kalma | For an out transperson, the workplace is rife with landmines, traps and microaggressions. Even something as simple and human as using the restroom.
Yes, Patricia Arquette was talking about equal pay for ALL women | Feb 24 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Why willfully misinterpret Patricia Arquette's message about the wage gap?

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