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In a 64 to 12 vote, France adopts the Nordic model | Apr 7 2016 | Meghan Murphy | On April 6, 2016, the French National Assembly recognized prostitution as a form of violence against women, voting to criminalize the purchase of sex in France.
Towards a feminist re-imagining of motherhood | Apr 6 2016 | Scott Neigh | Candida Hadley, Susanne Marshall, and Andrea Smith talk about the work of the Halifax Motherhood Collective.
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Marie Henein: Not a feminist, not a surprise | Apr 5 2016 | Meghan Murphy | The fact that Marie Henein is smart, successful and good at her job does not make her a feminist.
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Net safety: Gender and the Internet | Apr 5 2016 | Mindy Ran | From a panel titled Gender and the Internet, held at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil in November 2015, five speakers describe harmful and helpful uses of the Internet.
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Finding the right moment to intertwine progressive movements | Apr 5 2016 | Amira Elghawaby | Amira Elghawaby reports back with a snapshot of the Broadbent 2016 Progress Summit including Gloria Steinem's keynote speech, the need for intersectionality, and xenophobia in Canada.
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The Ghomeshi trial isn't another setback for feminism. It's proof we're winning | Apr 4 2016 | Nora Loreto, Sarah Beuhler | Viewing the Ghomeshi trial as it should be: a feminist victory -- the last vestige of misapprehensions around sexual assault in the public eye -- or at least, the beginning of the end.
Photo: flickr/Robert Couse-Baker
P.E.I. announces it will soon provide abortion services | Mar 31 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | On Thursday afternoon, the P.E.I. government announced that it will soon provide abortion service on the Island for the first time in almost 35 years.
Progressives and conservatives agree: Women's politics are best expressed naked | Mar 31 2016 | Meghan Murphy | Babes For Trump offers near-nude images of women who support Donald Trump and Sluts Against Harper offered pornography in exchange for votes -- what's the difference?
Image: Flickr/John Tavares
'Feminist' Justin Trudeau delivers a deeply unfeminist first budget | Mar 30 2016 | Nora Loreto | Despite Trudeau's feminist title, his first budget isn't all that feminist.
Two movements. Two chances to heal. | Mar 30 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | Women can find healing in both the #WeBelieveSurvivors movement and #BlackLivesMatter.
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The courts need another option in cases of sexual assault | Mar 29 2016 | Stephen Kimber | In our legal system, the crown must prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" someone committed a crime. Defendants don't have to prove they're innocent.
Image: Flickr/Chase Carter
After Ghomeshi, take the trauma of sexual violence out of private rooms and into the streets | Mar 29 2016 | Stefanie Krasnow | The trauma of sexual violence is not a personal issue that women need to heal alone in private rooms; it's a public health concern, an epidemic that deserves to be given voice in the streets.

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