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Episode 153: Rape culture exists. So does feminism. | Mar 31 2014 | Matthew Adams, Meagan Perry | In this episode we don’t question the existence of rape culture, we explore it. We also hear from an activist about a human rights framework for women’s rights and research on stranger harassment.
Sister Spit Ramblin' Roadshow: Part one | Mar 31 2014 | The F Word | WARNING: This show contains swearing and sexual content. The F Word airs performances from the queer feminist spoken word and performance art collective Sister Spit's Ramblin Roadshow.
Breaking cycles: Devaki Jain and Andrea Smith at Women's Worlds 2011 | Mar 28 2014 | The F Word | The F Word airs lectures by Devaki Jain and Andrea Smith from the Breaking Cycles plenary at Women s Worlds 2011 in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory.
2013 Women's Forum speaker: Nora Loreto | Mar 28 2014 | Tanya Hill | Nora Loreto is an activist, writer and musician based in Québec City. She spoke about the challenges youth face when engaging and organizing.
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Uh, shouldn't Canada's new sex work legislation include workers' voices? | Mar 28 2014 | Celine Bisette | The development of new sex work laws in Canada is very important and the government should take their approach to policy development more seriously and include all perspectives.
On rape culture and what Heather MacDonald doesn't understand about sexual violence | Mar 26 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy responds to the misguided and dangerous arguments made by Heather MacDonald in a debate about rape culture hosted by CBC Radio's Q and Jian Ghomeshi.
Vancouver Status of Women: A conversation with Benita Bunjun | Mar 25 2014 | The F Word | Ariana Barer speaks with Benita Bunjun about the recent funding cuts to Vancouver Status of Women and the current state of women's equality.
Buyer beware: A guide to anti-choice advertising | Mar 25 2014 | Michelle Reid | Pro-choice organizations in Nova Scotia recently ran a successful grassroots campaign to counteract anti-choice advertising on buses. But who is behind anti-choice ads in Canada?
Empowering women: we can do it! | Mar 24 2014 | Yusur Al Bahrani | It was my second time attending UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). For the second time, I was one of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) delegates. However, this time was different. I w
Angela Lytle on the 'comfort women' of Japan | Mar 23 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with Angela Lytle about the women who were forced into sexual slavery in Japan during World War II.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
#ItEndsHere: Refuse to live quietly! | Mar 21 2014 | Jana-Rae Yerxa | Jana-Rae Yerxa states that in honour of Indigenous women lost to violence, she will continue to use her voice, not be shamed into silence and refuse to live quietly.
Femininity is no joke: On the #nomakeupselfie and #‎manupandmakeup‬ | Mar 21 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Two cancer awareness campaigns in the UK make use of selfies in what turns out to be a decidedly nonradical way

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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...
Men's Rights Movement (sic) | dacckon said... While there is discrimination against males in society, these men's right groups seem like a bunch...
Paul Ryan is bad for women | Caissa said... He is a subset of the truism: Republicans are bad for women." The more light shone on his anti-...
Rape Culture | Caissa said... thread drift/Typo in the title/end thread drift in
Straw Feminists | Rebecca West said... I really get annoyed when feminism is presented as a violently anti-male monolithic culture. ...
In Sweden, Apparently it's not Rape if it happens to a Trans Woman | kropotkin1951 said... It seems that the Swedish have not learned that rape laws are a bad way to deal with sexual assault...

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