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Raging Grannies: Witty elder activism has spread like wildfire | Mar 29 2015 | Frieda Werden, Jana Juniper Gee | The activist group Raging Grannies appear at all sorts of political events, singing satirical songs. Originating in B.C., the concept has spread all over the world.
#FierceVoices launches in Vancouver | Mar 29 2015 | Tania Ehret | On Wednesday, March 25, women and allies gathered to speak with #fiercevoices at Heartwood Community Cafe.
Judy Rebick on gender politics | Mar 26 2015 | David Swanson | Former CBC host and founder of rabble.ca speaks with David Swanson about feminism in the age of Occupy, the evolution of gender rights and the importance of International Women's Day.
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Moms: Still pretty much the worst | Mar 25 2015 | Anne Theriault | Why are we still having the conversation examining the merits and morality of mothers (and not fathers) choosing to work outside the home in 2015?
On Gloria Steinem's birthday, let's be reminded of one another's humanity | Mar 25 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Gloria Steinem turns 81 today, by all accounts a kind, humble, strong, generous human.
Women making their bold mark in word and music | Mar 24 2015 | The F Word | In honour of this month's International Women's Day, She: Women in Word and Music show and dance party features an awesome line-up of women making their bold mark in word and music!
Counting dead women and the Femicide Census | Mar 23 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with Karen Ingala Smith about her work tracking and profiling women killed by men.
If men want women to have better body image, maybe they should stop focusing so much on our bodies | Mar 20 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Dr. Aric Sigman believes that if boys tell girls they like curvier bodies, girls won't have so many body issues. We're not buying it.
The shitty things we do to each other in activist communities | Mar 19 2015 | Laura Brightwell | How call-out culture verges on the abusive and the language we use around conflict enables us to push out members of our communities at will.
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Chris Hedges should speak with sex workers, not for them | Mar 19 2015 | Brenda Belak | Chris Hedges recently visited Vancouver's Downtown Eastside but instead of listening to sex workers, he used them as props to support his belief that sex work is part of the capitalist machine.
Radical Brownies of East Oakland | Mar 19 2015 | Redeye Collective | The Radical Brownies are a troop of 8- to 12-year-old girls in the Bay Area who earn badges for units like radical beauty and environmental justice. Anayvette Martinez is one of the founders.
International Women's Day: Oppression and resistance | Mar 19 2015 | The F Word | Sarah Jo and Carissa Roponnen honour International Women's Day by airing clips from Dr. Sunera Thobani and Dr. Vikki Reynolds about women's oppression and resistance.

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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...
Former NDP Staffer assaulted by candidate Pondering said... Ratelle has heard her alleged aggressor is seeking to become an NDP candidate in the 2015 federal...
Liberals investigation: Allegations of harassment of MPs on Parliament Hill NorthReport said... Sorry for the typo (ie allegations) above - would the mods please correct it and thank you in
CBC cuts Jian Ghomeshi loose NorthReport said... CBC cuts ties with Jian Ghomeshi after receiving “information” about Q hostPublic broadcaster has...
MB Director for right-wing fundamentalist Christian organization acclaimed as PC canadiate in Radisson ghoris said... The Tories' stupidity knows no bounds. Way to appeal to urban voters, guys. They *might* have been...

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