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Changing laws and unchanging statistics: Rape and rape laws in India | Jul 28 2014 | Victoria Fenner | A talk by Poonam Kathuria of the Society for Women's Action and Training Initiatives in Gujarat, India, about the changes in rape laws in India over the past 20 years.
Photo: flickr/PJ Starr
Sex work, rights and health: Bill C-36's glaring omission | Jul 28 2014 | Sandra Ka Hon Chu | A new study launched at the International AIDS Conference concludes that decriminalizing sex work could avert nearly one-third of new HIV infections among sex workers and their clients.
In conversation with Alex Cu Unjieng | Jul 28 2014 | The F Word | Carissa Ropponen speaks with Alex Cu Unhing, a feminist visual artist and printmaker, about her fun and provocative art.
Photo: flickr/Andrew_Writer
Sexism in tech: An overheard conversation about discrimination against women | Jul 25 2014 | Lyndsay Kirkham | When Lyndsay Kirkham overheard a conversation between two men in the tech industry discussing women's roles in the workplace, the blatant discrimination and sexism didn't seem all that surprising.
Feminist comedy | Jul 24 2014 | The F Word | Nicole and Ellie explore the ways comedy can be used to highlight social injustices rather than perpetuate the status quo.
Dr. Jennifer Gardy on women in science and sexism in the media | Jul 24 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Gardy talks about women in science, sexism in the media, public health and the future of science research.
"Be a Good Girl" - Tania Willard
Indigenous women and two-spirited people unite to decolonize the People's Island | Jul 24 2014 | Âpihtawikosisân, Tania Willard | Indigenous women and two-spirited peoples work not to attain gender equality, but rather to restore Indigenous nationhood, which includes gender equality and respect for gender fluidity.
Sharon and David
Apartners film delves into trend of committed couples living apart | Jul 22 2014 | June Chua | The film Apart♡ners takes a peek at the lives of people who are in committed relationships, including married couples, who choose to live apart.
Photo source: Lana Payne
Powerful, influential, transformative: How one woman's campaign team transformed the CLC | Jul 18 2014 | Meg Borthwick | This year's CLC convention saw women play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the convention. Here, several women labour union leaders weigh in on the transformative experience.
Photo: flickr/Nic Redhead
Does Bill C-36 really bestow dignity and human rights upon anyone? | Jul 17 2014 | Erica Obsession | By conflating human dignity with the discouragement of sex work, the government is implying that it is only by exiting the industry that a sex worker can attain self-worth.
Feminism and Christianity | Jul 17 2014 | The F Word | Discussion of the image of woman in the Christian creation myth and negotiating the development of feminist consciousness within a Christian community.
Why are you stuck in that shitty relationship? | Jul 16 2014 | Laura Brightwell | On love, relationships and trying desperately to look cool.

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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...
Pope Benedict resigns...this is NOT a joke...Pope Benedict resigns Ken Burch said... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21411304   (snip) Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end...
Gisella Perl, Auschwitz abortionist Mr.Tea said... Fascinating and heartbreaking story. Difficult to read, for sure. in
Guard under Investigation for Sexual Assault Returns to Work at Grand Valley Women's Prison Catchfire said... This is an astonishing and completely disgusting story. Thanks for your take, ajt. And welcome to...
Barber refuses haircut to woman on religious grounds Mr.Tea said... I'd be curious to hear what other people think of this. Personally, I'm with the barber. http://www...
James Bond is a sexist, misogynist dinosaur 6079_Smith_W said... And then there's this: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/why-do-bond-villains-need-fa......
Women's bodies are public property Bacchus said... This has expanded far beyond the capability of most parents to even know it happens (until its too...
Moms who don't want their kids lagatta said... Catchfire, I was so thrilled and relieved to read this. Firstly, because I have never wanted to be...

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