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Something like a bronomicon: A taxonomy of dude-bros | Dec 19 2014 | Anne Theriault | Dudebros have evolved and mutated in such complex ways that our current vocabulary is no longer bro-sufficient. Anne Thériault comes to our rescue.
Cyber-misogyny: The new frontier for hate | Dec 19 2014 | Kaity Cooper | Last week, I started a series about the different ways sexism is impacting girls and women today and how feminism can be utilized to help them. This post is about cyber-misogyny.
Sexual pharmaceutical industry pushing for approval of 'pink Viagra' | Dec 19 2014 | Redeye Collective | Thea Cacchioni is a sociologist who studies the medicalization of sex. In 2010, she testified at an FDA hearing against the approval of Flibanserin, a drug proposed to treat sexual desire disorder.
On Camille Cosby’s coping mechanisms: I blame the patriarchy | Dec 17 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Camille Cosby essentially says her husband, Bill Cosby, is the real victim. As wrong as that is, I can't help but feel sorry for her a little bit.
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Child care is a human right: Solving the childcare crisis | Dec 15 2014 | Lynell Anderson, Melanie Anderson | There is no institutional voice to raise public awareness about the commitments that Canada and B.C. have made to women's and children's rights, and in particular families with young children.
Why are we supposed to believe Shia LaBeouf? | Dec 15 2014 | Meghan Murphy | As feminists, we are not obligated to believe male victims. We are obligated to understand how patriarchy works and the gendered nature of sexual assault.
Building the feminist agenda | Dec 15 2014 | Victoria Fenner | A panel discussion from the Women's Forum in Ottawa, October 2014.
Fat politics part 1: Fat politics 101 and health | Dec 14 2014 | The F Word | The F Word's Pragya Esh and Carissa Ropponen speak to Kalamity Hildebrandt of Fat Panic! about fat politics. Part one of a two-part series.
In defence of the 'F' word: Why we need feminism now more than ever | Dec 12 2014 | Kaity Cooper | Sexism still abounds. Both in the ways it always has and in completely new ways. This is the first post in a series about how sexism impacts girls today and how feminism can help.
Ontario universities take first steps in combatting sexual assault | Dec 11 2014 | Jessica Prupas | Ontario universities are developing policies to better support survivors.
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Parliament's new harassment prevention policy announced today | Dec 10 2014 | Francella Fiallos | Speaker of the House Andrew Scheer has approved the implementation of a new harassment prevention policy, which will apply to MPs and their staffers.
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New research helps advocate for a national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women | Dec 10 2014 | Megan Pearce, Pippa Feinstein | Advocates for an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls can now use a compendium of reports and recommendations. Will this finally spark action from the government?

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Femen is Feminist? lagatta said... There are many people, women and men, of different faiths or none, who prefer modest dress for a...
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Barbara Amiel, rape apologist, writes in Maclean's about Steubenville Slumberjack said... It must be a natural affection toward prisoners that's getting the best of her. in
Child care is a feminist issue Catchfire said... B.C. premier's office mobbed over child-care costs About 200 protesters gathered outside Premier...
Happy International Women's Day 2013 Maysie said... Please post events you know are happening this week and this weekend. Quote: The Toronto...
New UN report supporting decrim!!!! fortunate said... New Zealand should be the model for Canada's after decrim I believe.   It allows a combination...
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