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A national inquiry for #MMIW? Yes, but do it right. | Oct 2 2014 | Kim Stanton | Yes. Inquiries are expensive. But not addressing entrenched societal problems? Much more expensive.
Meet the group that put abortion access back on the New Brunswick agenda | Oct 1 2014 | Scott Neigh | Kathleen Pye talks about Reproductive Justice New Brunswick's success at making access to abortion a key issue in the recent provincial election.
No Middle Road: Feminist writer Ninotchka Rosca on prostitution, feminism, art, and social transformation | Sep 30 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | Public intellectual, feminist and award-winning writer, Ninotchka Rosca, discusses why mediocrity has no place in social transformation movements and more!
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New Brunswick election 2014: Green Party leader takes Fredericton riding, NDP leader resigns | Sep 23 2014 | Tracy Glynn | New Brunswick election results are in, and the Liberals have formed a majority government. But what were voters talking about and what issues were most important to them?
Has the gay rights movement 'lost its teeth?' Julie Bindel on her new book, 'Straight Expectations' | Sep 23 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with Julie Bindel about the history of the gay rights movement and the way in which the gay community has become, in many ways, more conformist than radical.
Laurie Penny, you've lost me | Sep 22 2014 | Meghan Murphy | An except from Laurie Penny's new book, "Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution," is not only confusing in its arguments, but vaguely attacks feminists in an ageist and sexist way.
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'Hey ho, Patriarchy has got to go!' Women for Climate Justice at the People's Climate March | Sep 22 2014 | Julie Gorecki | Women's organizations met at the People's Climate March and united under one message: "there will be no climate justice without gender justice."
Reproductive justice activists call for equal access to Canadian medical services | Sep 21 2014 | John Bonnar | In Toronto, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada and the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics held a rally Saturday outside Ryerson University.
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Act now, Canada, or lose your reproductive rights | Sep 19 2014 | Jarrah Hodge | On Monday, Sept. 22, New Brunswick will go to the polls. On Saturday, Sept 20., people will take to the streets to ask "Where'd our reproductive rights go in Canada?"
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#ImNotNext: Indigenous women use social media to demand change | Sep 18 2014 | Sarah Hunt | Are there links between missing and murdered women and Bill C-36? Perhaps. It seems there is a discomfort in linking violence against Indigenous women and the rights and safety of sex workers.
Enough feminism? UBC Student Union shuts out feminist clubs | Sep 16 2014 | Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki | The attitude among UBC student politicians that we have "enough" feminism, that we've reached our "feminism quota", so to speak, is regressive and deeply offensive.
Nick Jonas’ new song, ‘Jealous,’ declares: ‘It’s my right to be hellish’ | Sep 15 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Possessiveness, obsession, and "hellish" behaviour isn't romantic -- it's a red flag.

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a response to Meghan Murphy's Mar 27 'prostituted women' / Nordic model article Catchfire said... Hi fluidity, thanks for posting. Just for the record, comments are allowed on Murphy's blog post....
International Socialists Canada silence on Rape allegations lagatta said... I believe there already is a thread on this issue. Hope someone can find it. in
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...
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...

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