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Lean In: A fairy-tale in a fantasy land | Jul 11 2014 | Monia Mazigh | In her book "Lean In," Sheryl Sandberg is talking to a small, restricted "girls' club." Although it's a fine discussion, it forgets all the other women who are in another world.
Photo: flickr/Kaytee Riek
All sex workers will be harmed by Bill C-36, #yesallsexworkers | Jul 11 2014 | various | Bill C-36 disregards sex workers' lived experiences, the Bedford decision and social science evidence and will create more harm. This is how each diverse group will be affected.
Violence against women workers in India | Jul 11 2014 | Piergiorgio Moro | Labour news from the Asia Pacific region and an interview with Kavita Krishnan from CPI M-L on gender violence in India.
Sofia Vergara: not completely disgusting
Tom Junod declares 42-year-old women f**kable | Jul 10 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Feminism is about women being valued and empowered beyond our fuckability, not about still being considered hot at 42.
#Notalljohns: Notes from the hearings on Bill C-36 | Jul 10 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Chris Atchison argues that exploitative or violent johns are a minority and that, in fact, they are victims of violence at the hands of sex workers and pimps as well.
Finding community in sex work organizing | Jul 8 2014 | Berlin | Sex work organizing, for me, has never been just about fighting for sex workers' rights -- it is also the place where I feel most at home.
Eve's punishment rebooted: The ideology of natural birth | Jul 8 2014 | C.K. Egbert | C.K. Egbert takes a critical look at the "natural birth movement."
Meet the 'nice,' 'normal' johns of Canada | Jul 8 2014 | Meghan Murphy | The Invisible Men project Canada just launched a tumblr compiling comments from the boards where men "review" the women they buy sex from. Warning: the comments are disturbing and graphic.
Reframing the 'natural birth' vs. 'medicalized birth' dichotomy with Ness Fraser | Jul 8 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with doula, reproductive rights activist, and midwifery care advocate, Ness Fraser, about the natural birth movement and the medicalization of birth.
Polymer Dance | Jul 7 2014 | The F Word | The F Word speaks to members of Polymer Dance -- a Vancouver-based contemporary dance performing group and class about public space, accessibility in movement and the democratization of dance.
The porn star | Jul 6 2014 | David Swanson | Former porn star Jessica Mendes aka Jessie Rogers shares stories that shine some light into what the porn industry is really like.
Photo: flickr/Silviya Rankova
Prostitution bill poisoned by sexist ideology | Jul 4 2014 | Joyce Arthur | The new prostitution bill introduced in June by Injustice Minister Peter MacKay is blatantly unconstitutional and will result in more dead women.

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Exploiting Violence for "Feminist" Politics | quizzical said... huh....you've shown you have an axe to grind politically with Vancouver Rape Relief and their...
Gone Home - A story exploration video game | Catchfire said... And finally, you will need to believe in these possibilities. That maybe you aren’t human....
Hugo Schwyzer takes early retirement. | voice of the damned said... The guy complains about a "culture of fierceness" and "cruelty" on the internet, but when he...
Kotex makes sports pantyliners; crotch sweat shames in the process | Francesca Allan said... I was perusing my local drugstore the other day and I saw that Playtex manufactures "personal wipes...
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...
Wives of former Canadian prime ministers pose for rare photo | janfromthebruce said... Liberal Tory same old story - they even hang together. in
Misogyny in music | Unionist said... Good article, but probably IMHO a little too generous to these influential artists who are...
Stand with Wendy Davis | Catchfire said... Nice play-by-play of last night via the Internet [warning: buzzfeed link] in
The terrible kickstarter project and rape culture | femalemalls7 said... Wonderful.Share a website with you ,( http://www.femalemalls.com/ )Believe you will love it.We...

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