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Survivors speak out in new book about the prostitution industry | Aug 12 2016 | Meghan Murphy | Meghan Murphy speaks with Melinda Tankard-Reist, and two survivors who shared their stories in "Prostitution Narratives: Stories of Survival in the Sex Trade."
Are you getting any closer? A pocket-sized primer on female sexuality | Aug 11 2016 | Clarissa Fortin | The clitoris. Something so powerful and wonderful, yet largely misunderstood and ignored. Dive into female pleasure and sexuality with "Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality."
"Women's humor is part of the revolution". - Dale Spender
Who talks, who listens? | Aug 9 2016 | Dale Spender | A feminist linguist investigates men and women's conversations.
Photo: flickr/Eric Constantineau
Proportional representation not a cure-all for underrepresentation of women in Parliament | Aug 4 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Only 13 per cent of members elected in 2015 are from visible minority groups. Only 26 per cent of MPs are women.
Photo: Council of Canadians
Indigenous women express concerns about MMIW inquiry | Aug 4 2016 | Brent Patterson | While there have been many expressions of support and hope for the Liberal government's inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, there are also numerous concerns being expressed.
The Modern Mumma's 'quickie' is nothing to feel good about | Aug 4 2016 | Meghan Murphy | There's nothing 'modern' about guilting your partner into sex.
The Olympics are not what they seem | Aug 4 2016 | Jacqueline Kennelly | So, the Rio Olympics start on Friday. Instead of the typical media tributes to Olympic success, let's look at the political resistance to the Olympic behemoth, past and present.
Photo: Glenn Euloth/flickr
Halifax police put onus for safety on women following taxi sexual assaults | Aug 3 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Last week, Halifax police outlined what women who take cabs "can do for their own personal safety."
Representatives of the gender subcommittee to Colombia’s peace talks
Women advocate for peace in Colombia | Aug 2 2016 | Frieda Werden | After decades of women's peace activism, a new accord is signed.
Men sexually harassing women journalists is a trend that just won't die | Jul 29 2016 | Emily Blake | CTV Vancouver reporter Sarah MacDonald was the target of a degrading sexist prank that is indicative of a larger problem in Canada.
Privacy compromised: Legal rights and protections in Canada | Jul 28 2016 | Michael Hackl, Pro Bono | What should the institutions that are privy to our private information do when they have to deal with competing privacy and secrecy concerns? Michael Hackl looks at Canada's privacy laws to find out.
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Toronto Burlesque Festival 'lightning rod' for political debate | Jul 28 2016 | Laura Brightwell | This weekend the Toronto Burlesque Festival begins! Laura Brightwell caught up with the Executive Director of Programming Coco Framboise to get her thoughts on the current burlesque scene.

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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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