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Is men and masculinity studies really radical? | Aug 18 2015 | Laura Brightwell | Men and masculinity studies is old hat, so why is The New York Times pretending it's new?
Sign the petition for a debate that speaks to women | Aug 18 2015 | Take action if you want a debate on women's issues in the 2015 federal election.
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International Women's Rights: a voters guide on women's isssues in the 2015 election | Aug 16 2015 | The International Women's Rights Project has created a voters guide highlighting women's issues in 2015 election.
Vote Child Care 2015: reports and resources for the 2015 federal election | Aug 16 2015 | Vote Child Care 2015 brings together child care advocates and supporters from across Canada to promote the vision endorsed at the ChildCare2020 conference.
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Toronto wax bar's not-so-feminist promo slogan gets prickly reception | Aug 13 2015 | Megan Devlin | Fuzz Wax Bar has learned that women like their bodies just as they are, thank you very much.
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11 ways the Conservatives have failed Canadian women | Aug 13 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | The International Women's Rights Project has created a 2015 Voters Guide on Women's Issues that's worth reading.
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Amnesty International votes to adopt policy to decriminalize sex work | Aug 12 2015 | Amnesty International | Amnesty International voted to adopt a policy that will decriminalize consensual sex work and ensure sex workers enjoy full and equal legal protection from exploitation, trafficking and violence.
Comic book about abortion aims to demystify the process | Aug 11 2015 | Redeye Collective | A new book follows two separate women as they go through abortions, one surgical, one medical. Leah Hayes wrote and illustrated "Not So Funny Ha Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard."
Why I won't be cracking champagne with Amnesty International | Aug 11 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Amnesty International has voted in favour of adopting a policy that supports the decriminalization of pimps, johns and brothel-owners.
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Tinder fearmongering won't erase the underlying problem of porn culture | Aug 10 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Until liberal feminism addresses objectification as a problem, women will continue not to have power in heterosexual courtship.
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Feds need to address deadbeat dads who breach court orders | Aug 7 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | We need a federal government that will give the provincial bodies that collect child support payments access to the tax returns of deadbeat dads.
Contraceptive controversy | Aug 7 2015 | Melinda Tuhus | Looking at the history of the struggle for reproductive rights in America.

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Femen - Is a topless protest an effective form of dissent? terrytowel said... Femen is an international women’s movement of brave topless female activists painted with the...
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...
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