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Twin cases of Brock Turner and Jasmine Richards expose deep inequalities of U.S. justice system | Jun 9 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The two cases could not be more starkly different, nor could they, together, better illustrate the vast disparities across race and class lines in the American system of justice.
A heavy tale lightly told: Mona Awad's '13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl' | Jun 9 2016 | Sarah Hipworth | The clever, substantial and slyly feminist novel "13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl" takes a deep look at beauty norms and society's perception of women through the eyes of Lizzie/Beth/Elizabeth/Liz.
Francisca Valenzuela. Photo by Rhianna Cooper
UpROAR: A special episode on women and music festivals | Jun 8 2016 | Charlene Sayo | Host Charlene Sayo talks with American-Chilean singer Francisca Valenzuela and Project SoundCheck consultant Kira-Lynn Ferderber about feminism and rape culture at music festivals.
Let's talk about girls and sex | Jun 2 2016 | Sarah Innis | Girls (or young women) and sex. It's a huge, complex and controversial topic. Author Peggy Orenstein gets to the heart of the issue: what messages are girls receiving and what are they actually doing?
PODCAST: Max Dashu reveals the suppressed truth behind the witch hunts (and the implications for women today) | Jun 2 2016 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with feminist historian, Max Dashu, about the gendered impacts of the witch-hunts.
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Amnesty International releases policy on sex work, rejects Nordic model | Jun 1 2016 | Sophia Reuss | We spoke with Amnesty International Canada about Amnesty's new policy on protecting the human rights of sex workers, which rejects the Nordic model.
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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and how we judge survivors | May 31 2016 | Emily Blake | Society's reaction to Amber Heard's abuse allegations against Johnny Depp are another example of how we prosecute survivors.
Photo by Jason Kruger
Emily Temple-Wood: 'If her name survived this long, that's a huge indicator of her importance.' | May 26 2016 | Charlene Sayo | In this week's episode, the biologist and Wikipedia editor discusses the erasure of women scientists.
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Broader access to safe abortion soon available in Canada, if you can clear the hurdles | May 25 2016 | Kylie Kendall | The abortion drug Mifepristone will soon be available in Canada. However prohibitive restrictions from Health Canada may temper the drug's overall effectiveness and use.
Palestinians sweep Manara awards for gender equality initiatives in Middle East | May 24 2016 | Yusur Al Bahrahni | Despite the challenges that Palestinian participants face, Palestinian women all came together to break the barriers of discrimination against women and gender inequality.
Cover of The language of MA the primal mother: The evolution of the female image
'Demoting Venus': Archaeologists disagree about prehistoric female figurines | May 22 2016 | Mindy Ran | Was the Willendorf Venus pornography, portrait, or something else?
'Dietland' author Sarai Walker talks fat, fuckability and liberation | May 19 2016 | Meghan Murphy | In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Sarai Walker, author of a new feminist novel called "Dietland."

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Québec Bread and Roses march - 20 years already! lagatta said... I guess if I were talking about Slutwalk or Girl Power it would be important. Fighting poverty and...
"Ni una menos" acting against femicide in Argentina quizzical said... something like this has to happen here. i'm so sick of hearing the news and hearing another woman...
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