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Kitchen Table Topic: What brought us to feminism | Aug 23 2014 | The F Word | This week, for our first kitchen table topic, the F Word Collective talks about what brought us to feminism.
'War Machine' not 'a monster,' but 'a good guy.' Phewf. | Aug 22 2014 | Meghan Murphy | War Machine will soon be extradited to Nevada, where he will face charges including battery, assault with a deadly weapon, coercion by force and gross and open lewdness.
Image: flickr/Howl Art Collective
National inquiry won't keep Indigenous women safe, but it couldn't hurt | Aug 22 2014 | Âpihtawikosisân | Who would oppose an inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women? The reality is much more complicated than either/or.
Quirky? No way! Montreal is bordering on bizarre | Aug 21 2014 | Shannon Tien | Love short stories? Love Montreal? This collection is for you! Anna Leventhal moves past romanticizing her city to produce fiction that goes beyond the "quirky" to the screwed up and utterly strange.
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Anchored by love, fuelled by anger: Indigenous women's resistance | Aug 20 2014 | Samantha Nock | Adapted from a presentation which took place at the 2014 F Word Conference, an annual feminist academic conference held at UBC on the unceded, traditional and ancestral lands of the Musqueam People.
Surprise! Teen girls are having anal sex because they’re being pressured into it | Aug 19 2014 | Meghan Murphy | A recent study out of London shows that heterosexual teen boys are pressuring girls into having anal sex, despite the fact the girls don't enjoy it.
Photo: flickr/Global Panorama
Wear black to show sympathy and support for the people of Gaza | Aug 14 2014 | various | Show your support. Wear black for Gaza on public occasions: demonstrations, sit-ins, teach-ins, lectures, local and national election campaigns. Make your support and anger visible.
The Invisible War: Rape in the military | Aug 13 2014 | The F Word | Nicole Deagan interviews Amy Ziering, an award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary producer and director, about her most recent film, "The Invisible War."
Violent 'alpha male' and mixed martial arts fighter brutally beats ex-girlfriend; claims he's 'cursed' | Aug 12 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Mixed Martial Arts fighter, "War Machine," is on the run after beating Christy Mack in her home.
Shout Back! Festival 2014 | Aug 12 2014 | The F Word | The F Word speaks with Idris Plum and features artists in the queer, feminist, anti-capitalist, do-it-together, punk festival: Shout Back!
The Death of Rachel, by Francesco Furini
Twelve Canadians: Midwives | Aug 12 2014 | Dave Kattenburg | Midwives catch babies. This episode of the Green Planet Monitor's Twelve Canadians series features the voices of three pioneering Canadian midwives: Elaine Carty, Lee Saxell and Marla Gross.
Actual evidence shows the Nordic model works | Aug 11 2014 | Meghan Murphy | A new study out of Norway shows that criminalizing demand decreases trafficking and does not increase violence against women.

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Happy International Women's Day 2013 Maysie said... Please post events you know are happening this week and this weekend. Quote: The Toronto...
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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......
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