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Jian Ghomeshi: The good soldier? | Oct 30 2014 | Joanne Wright | Jian Ghomeshi is framing himself as the good soldier who is entitled to a private sex life. However, this case seems to be more about masculine entitlement and self-defining masculinity.
Join Niki Ashton for the Women's Forum 2014 | Oct 29 2014 | Niki Ashton | The Women's Forum 2014 will be hosted tomorrow October 30. Can't make it? No problem! Join us online!
Fifth woman comes forward with allegations against Jian Ghomeshi | Oct 29 2014 | Meghan Murphy | As it Happens spoke with a woman on the CBC today about her experience with Ghomeshi, who she claims punched her repeatedly in the head.
Photo: flickr/Devon Buchanan
Talking about the Jian Ghomeshi allegations? Six ways to discuss sexual assault with survivors in mind | Oct 29 2014 | Jodie Layne | Talking about Jian Ghomeshi? Here are some ways to talk about sexual assault allegations and be sensitive to the fact that many people are survivors of sexual assault.
Jian Ghomeshi's 'consent' defence shows why 'consent' isn't good enough | Oct 27 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Jian Ghomeshi is fired from the CBC on account of abuse allegations. He claims the BDSM relationships he was engaged in were "consensual" and a "human right."
Wikipedia not welcoming environment for women | Oct 26 2014 | Redeye Collective | A survey by the Wikipedia Foundation discovered that more than 85 per cent of editors are men. Wikipedia Edit-a-thons are one attempt to address this imbalance, but women are still holding back.
Photo: flickr/meesh
Why doesn't the justice system help abused women? | Oct 24 2014 | Jeannette Tossounian | Dual arrests and mandatory charge policies for domestic abuse incidents increase risk of further abuse. So why are they still in place?
Karl Lagerfeld couldn’t care less what feminists think about feminism | Oct 24 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, responds to critics of the "feminist protest" he staged recently at Paris fashion week.
Photo: North Point Douglas Women's Centre
Grassroots women's mayoral forum sheds light on key issues in Winnipeg | Oct 22 2014 | Mareike Brunelli | On October 8, over 60 women gathered at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Treaty One territory to share their views on municipal issues and address mayoral candidates.
Image: Flickr/Nadine Wills
Our bodies are of this land: Decolonization and Indigenous women's radical self-love | Oct 22 2014 | Samantha Nock | The importance of Indigenous women's radical self-love as a key factor in decolonization.
Unstated paternity still excluding Indigenous women from 'Indian' status | Oct 21 2014 | Pamela Palmater | For 20 years, Lynn Gehl, who shares five generations of Algonquin heritage, has been denied Indian status in Canada because of unstated paternity. Yesterday, she got her day in court.
Northern Ireland bans buying sex | Oct 21 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Late last night, members of the Stormont assembly voted in favour of a bill that would outlaw the purchase of sex in Northern Ireland.

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CBC cuts Jian Ghomeshi loose NorthReport said... CBC cuts ties with Jian Ghomeshi after receiving “information” about Q hostPublic broadcaster has...
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Oscar Pistorius gets five years for killing girlfriend 6079_Smith_W said... Also disgusting that his lawyer played the "wouldn't do well in prison" card that is always used...
The oppression of women in Canada lagatta said... Hi Pondering, what happened to your post? in
Former CCF leader & feminist Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award Renamed PM Award alan smithee said... Megalomaniac? Check. Empororer? Check. Asshole? Huge gaping one. in
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Liberation feminism Pondering said... Quote:“Feminists’ arguments have never historically stood only on their own,” she said. “They’ve...
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