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Giving voice, for the first time in English, to the Chinese 'comfort women' | Apr 18 2014 | Thekla Lit and Heather Evans | Thekla Lit and Heather Evans review 'Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves'
Photo: flickr/Miquel Angel Pintanel Bassets
'Honor Diaries': Breaking silence on violence or reinforcing stereotypes? | Apr 17 2014 | Alia Hogben, Azeezah Kanji, Khadijah Kanji, Naila Butt, Salha Jeizan, Shahina Siddiqui | The film 'Honor Diaries' purports to be the first film to break the silence on honour violence. However, is the film really just counterproductive in discussing violence against women?
Photo: Eyton Z/Flickr
Law over ideology please, we're talking abortion rights here | Apr 17 2014 | Jody Dallaire | The reality faced by people in New Brunswick seeking a safe legal abortion is in contradiction to Canadian law. With the closure of the Morgentaler Clinic, things are not going to get better.
Photo: UweHiksch/flickr
A number is never just a number: Equal Pay Day facts | Apr 16 2014 | Hennessy's Index | Recognizing April 16, 2014 as Equal Pay Day is a step in the right direction. But what's still missing is a strategic plan to close the gender pay gap.
Save the Fredericton Morgentaler Clinic! | Apr 16 2014 | Lets inform our apathetic government that they need to make women's reproductive rights a priority!
Screenshot: Secrets of the gender pay gap revealed
Get ready for Equal Pay Day | Apr 15 2014 | Ellie Gordon-Moershel | Pay equity is not about asking for special treatment. It is a human right. Here's how to close the gender pay gap in Ontario.
Who am I to do this?: The importance of kindness in activism | Apr 14 2014 | The F Word | Ariana Barer speaks with Pragya Sharma about the importance of kindness in activism and shifting our thinking around struggles for social change.
Slacktivism: Is something better than nothing? | Apr 11 2014 | Megan Stacey | Denouncing "slacktivists" who attempt to contribute to activist campaigns while really engaging in narcissistic or uninformed behaviour.
The Safra Project | Apr 11 2014 | Offering support for Muslim LGBTQ women
Stepping Up to the Plate Toolkit | Apr 11 2014 | A toolkit for using art in anti-violence work with trans female immigrants and newcomers
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New Brunswick Morgentaler Clinic closure: Time to act is now! | Apr 11 2014 | Niki Ashton | MP Niki Ashton responds to the Morgentaler Clinic closure and urges everyone to act and demand the federal government enforce the Canada Health Act to ensure that all Canadians have equivalent access
Photo: flickr/postbear eater of worlds
Ten reasons why the closure of Morgentaler Clinic matters | Apr 11 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | The Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick has announced it will close its doors, striking a huge blow to reproductive choice in Canada. Why are reproductive rights still up for debate?

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Helen Kennedy joins Liberal party | Unionist said... Of course she's a turncoat. A traitor. What's so hard to understand? Next baiting thread, please. in
Linda McQuaig VS Chrystia Freeland | nicky said... As I posted yesterday in another thread, Linda is having an event with Tom Mulcair at the Pogue...
Exploiting Violence for "Feminist" Politics | quizzical said... huh....you've shown you have an axe to grind politically with Vancouver Rape Relief and their...
Gone Home - A story exploration video game | Catchfire said... And finally, you will need to believe in these possibilities. That maybe you aren’t human....
Hugo Schwyzer takes early retirement. | voice of the damned said... The guy complains about a "culture of fierceness" and "cruelty" on the internet, but when he...

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Wear red on Equal Pay Day, April 16
The Ontario gender pay gap has now increased to 31% which is one of the biggest reported gaps in the world. To close the gap and bring women out of the "red" and into the "black" we ask you wear red.

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