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The Perfect Victim | Apr 17 2015 | Meghan Murphy | A new documentary follows the cases of four women, given extremely severe sentences for killing their abusive husbands.
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Do Muslim women need saving? | Apr 16 2015 | Monia Mazigh | This is the question author Lila Abu-Lughod poses in her book exploring the lives of Muslim women. The answer isn't as obvious as some would like us to believe.
#BeenRapedNeverReported | Apr 16 2015 | Victoria Fenner | A talk at Carleton University by Sue Montgomery on Thurs. February 26, 2015
Reclaiming our justice system and media: Lessons from Cindy Gladue | Apr 16 2015 | Taylor S.J. | We are not entitled to know the explicit details of Cindy Gladue's passing. What we ought to find out is how the justice system could further dehumanize the sacred life of an Indigenous woman.
Madonna’s ‘sexuality’ should be more advanced than a 20-year-old’s | Apr 15 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Madonna's Drake kiss had nothing to do with "sexuality" and everything to do with performance.
Edmonton-based blog calls out sexism in food service industry | Apr 13 2015 | Redeye Collective | Wear a shorter skirt. Dye your hair. Flirt with the regulars. Women who work in bars and restaurants have heard it all. Now they're telling their stories on a new blog about sexism in the industry.
'A change is gonna come': Selma offers hope for world without violence | Apr 12 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | It's time to not only continue, but to redouble our efforts to make the oppression of women as repulsive and socially unacceptable as the oppression of African Americans.
Watch: Canada remove the GST on menstruation products. Now! | Apr 10 2015 | Canadian Menstruators | Did you know that households across Canada are paying GST on menstrual hygiene products?
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Tell your story: Women of Colour in Grad Schools in North America | Apr 9 2015 | We Are Deliberate is building an anthology of university experiences
Watch: Support #NoTaxOnTampons campaign | Apr 9 2015 | Operation Maple | The tax on menstruation products is discriminatory. Period. Sign the petition now!
The problem is the media, not false rape accusations | Apr 9 2015 | Meghan Murphy | When journalists are pressured to 'find a good story,' you end up with coverage that decontextualizes issues like sexual assault.
Maligning Andrea Dworkin in death amounts to little more than misogyny | Apr 9 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Myths about Andrea Dworkin's beliefs and work live on thanks to woman-hating.

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Race, racism and feminism in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin trial Timebandit said... I think that for many white feminists, the silence is a combination of attempting to listen and...
Women in tech: Gender parity or forced quotas? Kaitlin McNabb said... I think both blogs are constructed well and ultimately end on the point that women centred...
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RIP Henry Morgentaler quizzical said... Blessed be Dr. Morgentaler and thank you for recognizing women's human rights. in
Anti-Prostitution Pledge Heads to Supreme Court kropotkin1951 said... Interesting issue thanks for sharing. I only wish you had specified the US Supreme Court in the...
Why men need to read Hegel before going out on a date lagatta said... Well, having read Hegel sounds like criteria I might insist on, but little as I like marriage and...
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