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A happy Canada Day would be a Harper-free Canada! This week's blogs roundup | Jul 3 2015 | Lenée Son | Canada Day under Harper is a dud. A happy Canada is a Harper-free Canada. This week's blogs roundup.
Two become one
When two become one... NOT | Jul 2 2015 | Laura Brightwell | Let's stop inviting friends to events via their partners, people.
Indigenous Women's Activism | Jul 2 2015 | Victoria Fenner | The United Nations Commission on the Elimination on All Forms of Discrimination against Women and Indigenous Women -- a panel discussion.
This October, vote for a national action plan to prevent violence against women | Jul 1 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | Gender inequality remains the root cause of violence against women. What can we do to end violence against women?
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Latest exercise in vocabulary shaming once again tells women they're talking all wrong | Jun 30 2015 | Michael Stewart | The unstated assumption in the long history of grammatical policing is that women are always in the wrong and the status quo is right. Women, the monolithic group, should write like men.
The Scottish independence victory | Jun 27 2015 | Frieda Werden | The referendum failed, but the movement lives on. Radical Independence leader Cat Boyd speaks on the topic "The Scottish Left After the Referendum and the U.K. Election."
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Charleston terror and conservative response show African-Americans their place | Jun 23 2015 | Gary Shaul | The massacre in Charleston, S.C., is a telling case study on the framing of racism, gender and terrorism in the U.S. which has spilled over into Canada.
Women's shelters offer doors to freedom, but some are having to close their own | Jun 22 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | In April 2015, the Canadian network for Women's Shelters and Transition Homes released their report, "Shelter Voices." It documented one day in the life of Canada's women's shelters.
Smita Singh on Social Change and Human Trafficking
Smita Singh on social change and human trafficking | Jun 19 2015 | Face2Face | In this episode, Smita Singh talks about her work with trafficked girls, young women's resilience, why trafficking isn't always about poverty and how things are getting better.
Fierce Voices: Young women speak out | Jun 19 2015 | Victoria Fenner | Young women speak out about making the Internet a safe space for their voices.
Searching for salvation: 'Binary Star's' journey across addiction, disease and abuse | Jun 18 2015 | Yutaka Dirks | Sarah Gerard's 'Binary Star' casts a necessary, burning light. "A razor-sharp depiction of addiction and an unflinching look at our misogynist culture," says Yutaka Dirks; this book is a must-read.
The 'Pink Viagra' myth | Jun 15 2015 | Frieda Werden | Should the women's movement buy into sex drugs? Dr. Leonore Tiefer speaks at a conference on the medicalization of sex.

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