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‘Skinny’ or ‘curvy,’ our bodies are not our own: Why the ‘No More Skinny’ campaign doesn’t help | Oct 10 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Objectifying 'curvy' women won't help resolve women's body-hatred.
New research suggests sex workers don't feel exploited, most buyers aren't oppressors | Oct 10 2014 | John Bonnar | Sex workers and sex buyers aren't who we thought they were, the first national report on the Canadian sex industry has found.
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Reproductive rights under attack: Texas imposes restrictions on abortion | Oct 9 2014 | Amy Goodman | Texas state restrictions on abortion access means that 80 per cent of abortion clinics have been closed. Pro-choice activists call them "TRAP laws" -- "Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers."
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Olivia Chow can win Toronto's mayoral race | Oct 9 2014 | Judy Rebick | John Tory isn't the only option to beat Doug Ford. If progressive women, people of colour and young people get out to vote, Olivia Chow can win. Here's why Judy Rebick thinks it's worth it.
Buzzfeed: Whiskey is for men, being a dumb baby is for women | Oct 8 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Why is drinking culture still seen as a man's domain?
Bill C-36 passes in the House of Commons | Oct 7 2014 | Meghan Murphy | The Conservative government’s prostitution bill -- Bill C-36 -- passed in the House of Commons Monday night by a 156-124 vote.
Photo: flickr/Olivia Chow
Why don't women's issues matter in the Toronto mayoral election? | Oct 7 2014 | Michele Landsberg | John Tory and Doug Ford sit idly by as racist and sexist comments are hurled at Olivia Chow. Tory and Ford ignore women's issues, while Chow continues to fight for them. What gives?
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What does it mean to have a 'good job' in Canada today? | Oct 6 2014 | Claudio D'Andrea | In the spirit of the Good Jobs Summit, rabble asked a diverse group of five people about the issues raised at the summit, what they meant to them and what they took away from the three-day gathering.
'Surrogacy is child trafficking': An interview with Kajsa Ekis Ekman | Oct 6 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with journalist, writer and activist, Kajsa Ekis Ekman about her arguments against surrogacy.
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Coming soon: A brave new pro-choice world | Oct 3 2014 | Joyce Arthur | Reproductive rights campaigners are getting stronger and more numerous and more optimistic about the future. The tide is inexorably turning in their favour. Welcome to our brave new pro-choice world.
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October 4: Honouring the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women | Oct 3 2014 | rabble staff | Every October 4, communities across Canada gather to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
You can thank Karl Lagerfeld for reminding us that fashion is ridiculous | Oct 3 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Karl Lagerfeld tries, and fails, to jump on to feminism's pop culture moment while promoting his spring 2015 line.

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Female Tory MP asks why NDP women don't wear jackets like the men terrytowel said... Ms. Jinny Jogindera Sims:  Just to that point, before I proceed with my speaking, I'm very...
Helen Kennedy joins Liberal party Unionist said... Of course she's a turncoat. A traitor. What's so hard to understand? Next baiting thread, please. in
Linda McQuaig VS Chrystia Freeland nicky said... As I posted yesterday in another thread, Linda is having an event with Tom Mulcair at the Pogue...
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

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