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UK: NIA demonstrations for justice for women's self-defense
Male privilege to kill | May 11 2015 | Frieda Werden | Three interviews explore how societies react to men who kill women and women who kill men.
The rights of Asian and migrant sex workers | May 8 2015 | The F Word | Pragya Sharma interviews Elene Lam, founder of the organization Butterfly, which provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers.
Vote YES for women in Metro Vancouver’s Transit Referendum | May 7 2015 | Kaity Cooper | With only three weeks left to vote in the Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation Referendum few have cast their ballots. Here is my take on the Referendum, from a feminist perspective.
What do moms really need? | May 7 2015 | Maya Bhullar | Affordable and quality child care, equal pay, a debate on women's issues...
Statement on the change.org petitions regarding Meghan Murphy | May 5 2015 | rabble.ca | A petition was published last week demanding that rabble dissociate from writer Meghan Murphy, following the publication of a piece on her Feminist Current website. A response from rabble.ca.
Photo: flickr/ Jamie McCaffrey
P.E.I. election breaking new ground with a third party and abortion in the picture | May 4 2015 | Tracy Glynn | The P.E.I. election has been difficult to predict especially considering the current scandals involving the Liberals. What else is up for debate? Abortion access, online gambling and food security.
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The battered woman's defence | May 3 2015 | Frieda Werden | Why would she kill her abuser? Excerpts from mock-trial testimony by psychologist Dr. Lenore Walker.
Image: Tigana/flickr
The backwater of P.E.I. abortion politics | May 1 2015 | Joyce Arthur | How is it possible that in the year 2015, some Canadians still can't access abortion in their own province and are being forced to risk their health and safety? It's anti-choice politics all the way.
Photo: Mike Atherton/flickr
Marking a century of women's peace-building | Apr 30 2015 | Amy Goodman | One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered in The Hague during the First World War, demanding peace. A century later, in these very violent times, nearly 1,000 women have gathered again.
Gender equality and taxes | Apr 27 2015 | Frieda Werden | What keeps governments from fulfilling their promises to women? Hear highlights from a panel on Institutional Mechanisms for Women's Equality, recorded at the UN in Geneva November 2015.
Acquittal in Cindy Gladue murder case sparks renewed calls for national inquiry | Apr 25 2015 | Redeye Collective | Aboriginal sex worker Cindy Gladue bled to death four years ago in an Edmonton hotel room. Following the acquittal of the man accused of killing her, protests erupted across the country.
Photo: flickr/Daily Xtra
Saskatchewan becomes the first province in Canada to fly the transgender flag | Apr 22 2015 | Cory Collins | Symbolic and real acceptance is growing for trans people -- but a need for human rights protections and other challenges are just as visible in 2015.

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The oppression of women in Canada lagatta said... Hi Pondering, what happened to your post? in
Former CCF leader & feminist Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award Renamed PM Award alan smithee said... Megalomaniac? Check. Empororer? Check. Asshole? Huge gaping one. in
Peter MacKay says women's bond with children prevents their becoming judges fortunate said... Well, is anyone surprised?    in
Liberation feminism Pondering said... Quote:“Feminists’ arguments have never historically stood only on their own,” she said. “They’ve...
#NotAllMen and derailing feminist conversations Pondering said... I was led to this a topic through an article relating to notallmen, but it also pertained to other...
Nordic Model - Claimed successes and Documented Effects susan davis said... no comments? about the swedish governments admited failures...? surprise suprise......just because...
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