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Janine Benedet & Alice Lee on Canada’s proposed prostitution legislation, Bill C-36 | Jun 24 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with Janine Benedet and Alice Lee about Canada's new proposed prostitution legislation, Bill C-36, The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act.
Dr. Sarah Hunt on Indigenous communities, Sex Work and Self-Determination. | Jun 24 2014 | The F Word | The F Word's Pragya Sharma speaks with Dr. Sarah Hunt about the new proposed sex work legislation in Canada, Indigenous self-determination, allyship, and complicated relationships with feminism.
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Terri-Jean Bedford on the proposed new sex work law Bill C-36 | Jun 20 2014 | Terri-Jean Bedford | Terri-Jean Bedford, one of three women who began a constitutional challenge of the prostitution laws, responds to Bill C-36.
Video: The long-time sex discrimination in the Indian Act | Jun 20 2014 | Lynn Gehl | This short video covers the long-time sex discrimination regarding the status provisions of the Indian Act including the two failed remedial legislations.
Why I won’t be supporting Canada’s Next Top Progressive Startup, Ricochet | Jun 20 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Men on the left have a long history of dismissing women's concerns and the feminist movement. Ricochet is no different.
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Meet the new Ukraine: Feminist and LGBT activists building civil society | Jun 20 2014 | Marusya Bociurkiw | Despite Russian troops, Ukraine's citizens are taking the helm and building civil society. In this article, a look at the feminist, LGBT and human rights communities that are organizing in Ukraine.
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Colliding worlds in an Ottawa courtroom highlight Canada's gender-based violence | Jun 20 2014 | Matthew Behrens | An Ottawa courtroom recently witnessed the rare intersection of numerous taproots of violence undergirding Canadian society, in the sentencing hearing of Ashley White.
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Left in Love: Angus and Priscilla overcome white male privilege and find common ground | Jun 20 2014 | Left in Love | How will Priscilla and Angus tackle white male privilege on their radical date? Find out as we follow our next couple on their quest for progressive love, in the latest installment of Left in Love!
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MacKay's Bill C-36 creates more harm than good. It's time he listens up! | Jun 19 2014 | Sonya JF Barnett | Peter MacKay's latest nonsensical move is Canada's new sex work legislation. By framing all sex workers as 'victims' and all buyers as 'perverts' MacKay is actually endangering more lives.
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To my Feminist Sisters: We can't ignore colonialism in our fight against injustice | Jun 18 2014 | Linda Nothing | Fighting for women's equal rights in a society that is continuously causing injustice against their Native sisters should force feminists to wonder where the line is drawn.
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The bell hooks phone line bothers me | Jun 18 2014 | Harsha Walia | The new hotline that sends automated bell hooks quotes to aggressive men demanding women's phone numbers is getting rave reviews. But what does it mean for framings of consent and rape culture?
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Sex work 101: Making sense out of Canada's nonsensical sex work legislation | Jun 17 2014 | Julia Smith | Find the new sex work law confusing? Well, we're here to help! Here is a great primer on the history of sex work laws in Canada, what the new law means and what each side thinks.

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