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Does Bill C-36 really bestow dignity and human rights upon anyone? | Jul 17 2014 | Erica Obsession | By conflating human dignity with the discouragement of sex work, the government is implying that it is only by exiting the industry that a sex worker can attain self-worth.
Feminism and Christianity | Jul 17 2014 | The F Word | Discussion of the image of woman in the Christian creation myth and negotiating the development of feminist consciousness within a Christian community.
Why are you stuck in that shitty relationship? | Jul 16 2014 | Laura Brightwell | On love, relationships and trying desperately to look cool.
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How not to protect the lives of sex trade workers | Jul 14 2014 | Elizabeth May | By conflating prostitution and human trafficking, we end up with the idea that we can protect people from the latter by criminalizing the former.
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition | Jul 14 2014 | The F Word | The F Word's Ariana Barer speaks with Trish Garner the Community Organizer with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition about their initiatives to reduce poverty in B.C.
Nobody expected the Spanish Inquisition | Jul 12 2014 | J. Baglow | Justice committee hearings on C-36 should have focussed entirely upon the realities of sex work, from the sex workers' perspective. Instead, the hearings became a patronizing, moralistic sideshow.
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SlutWalk, three years later. Where has the movement taken us? | Jul 11 2014 | Steffanie Pinch | A lot has changed since 2011. Natalee Brouse attended the first SlutWalk and has been official organizer since 2012. rabble.ca's Steff Pinch spoke with her about how the SlutWalk has changed.
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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.
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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.

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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...
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