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A happy Canada Day would be a Harper-free Canada! This week's blogs roundup | Jul 3 2015 | Lenée Son | Canada Day under Harper is a dud. A happy Canada is a Harper-free Canada. This week's blogs roundup.
Two become one
When two become one... NOT | Jul 2 2015 | Laura Brightwell | Let's stop inviting friends to events via their partners, people.
Indigenous Women's Activism | Jul 2 2015 | Victoria Fenner | The United Nations Commission on the Elimination on All Forms of Discrimination against Women and Indigenous Women -- a panel discussion.
This October, vote for a national action plan to prevent violence against women | Jul 1 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | Gender inequality remains the root cause of violence against women. What can we do to end violence against women?
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Latest exercise in vocabulary shaming once again tells women they're talking all wrong | Jun 30 2015 | Michael Stewart | The unstated assumption in the long history of grammatical policing is that women are always in the wrong and the status quo is right. Women, the monolithic group, should write like men.
The Scottish independence victory | Jun 27 2015 | Frieda Werden | The referendum failed, but the movement lives on. Radical Independence leader Cat Boyd speaks on the topic "The Scottish Left After the Referendum and the U.K. Election."
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Charleston terror and conservative response show African-Americans their place | Jun 23 2015 | Gary Shaul | The massacre in Charleston, S.C., is a telling case study on the framing of racism, gender and terrorism in the U.S. which has spilled over into Canada.
Women's shelters offer doors to freedom, but some are having to close their own | Jun 22 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | In April 2015, the Canadian network for Women's Shelters and Transition Homes released their report, "Shelter Voices." It documented one day in the life of Canada's women's shelters.
Smita Singh on Social Change and Human Trafficking
Smita Singh on social change and human trafficking | Jun 19 2015 | Face2Face | In this episode, Smita Singh talks about her work with trafficked girls, young women's resilience, why trafficking isn't always about poverty and how things are getting better.
Fierce Voices: Young women speak out | Jun 19 2015 | Victoria Fenner | Young women speak out about making the Internet a safe space for their voices.
Searching for salvation: 'Binary Star's' journey across addiction, disease and abuse | Jun 18 2015 | Yutaka Dirks | Sarah Gerard's 'Binary Star' casts a necessary, burning light. "A razor-sharp depiction of addiction and an unflinching look at our misogynist culture," says Yutaka Dirks; this book is a must-read.
The 'Pink Viagra' myth | Jun 15 2015 | Frieda Werden | Should the women's movement buy into sex drugs? Dr. Leonore Tiefer speaks at a conference on the medicalization of sex.

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Petition for Federal Party Leaders to have a debate on Women's Issues mark_alfred said... Typically there are two debates, that being the English debate and the French debate.  Up for...
Men's rights activist group CAFE puts up ignorant, offensive billboard alleging widespread abuse towards men. 6079_Smith_W said... Enjoy the tax receipt (or better still, reconsider). I think it is an outrage that they were given...
2015 is the year of the woman! All 3 parties election campaign run by women terrytowel said... It is a banner year as for the first time in history, the 3 main parties will have their election...
End federal tax on tampons/pads, says NDP MP Irene Mathyssen mark_alfred said... Good initiative by the NDP.  NDP MP Irene Mathyssen has tabled C-282 An Act to amend the...
Kathleen Wynne looking for a new human rights watchdog. Should Olivia Chow apply? terrytowel said... btw I just send Kathleen Wynne a tweet urging her to consider Olivia, and posted the same on Olivia...
Former NDP Staffer assaulted by candidate Pondering said... Ratelle has heard her alleged aggressor is seeking to become an NDP candidate in the 2015 federal...
Liberals investigation: Allegations of harassment of MPs on Parliament Hill NorthReport said... Sorry for the typo (ie allegations) above - would the mods please correct it and thank you in
CBC cuts Jian Ghomeshi loose NorthReport said... CBC cuts ties with Jian Ghomeshi after receiving “information” about Q hostPublic broadcaster has...
MB Director for right-wing fundamentalist Christian organization acclaimed as PC canadiate in Radisson ghoris said... The Tories' stupidity knows no bounds. Way to appeal to urban voters, guys. They *might* have been...
Oscar Pistorius gets five years for killing girlfriend 6079_Smith_W said... Also disgusting that his lawyer played the "wouldn't do well in prison" card that is always used...

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