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Manfesto for the Coalation to Change Torture Laws

Our rape laws were written in a British colonial era. They do no adequately cover the heinous crime of torture that accompanies rape where the threat of death is used, without or without a weapon. Such a situation puts the victim in grave concern for their life.

Similarly, if a house invasion occurs and a women is raped and the offender says “I'll kill your children (or your invalid father) if you scream”, that is torture. The victim is put in grave concern for the life a loved one.

When a citizen purposefully causes extreme pain to another one's body, so the victim has reasonable grounds to believe they may die, that is torture. When a home invasion occurs and the occupants are tied up and told if they scream they will be killed, that is torture.

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Young Mothers and Empowerment Forum - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

May 11, 2011 to May 12, 2011
Hyatt Regency on King AND Metro Convention Center M5V 1J9 Toronto
Canada
28° 21' 21.204" N, 80° 43' 26.85" W
CA
Featuring: 30 presenters and 7 panels over 2 days. Also featuring a closing forum roundtable discussion “YOUNG MOTHERS AND EMPOWERMENT: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?”
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SlutWalk: Changing a 'don't get raped' culture to a 'don't rape' culture

SlutWalk: Changing a 'don't get raped' culture to a 'don't rape' culture | rabble.ca www.rabble.ca
I was in a crowd of thousands for the 1st Annual Toronto SlutWalk on April 2, 2011 -- the march a statement against labels and the shame/blame game played against a woman's sexuality -- feeling proud of myself for dressing the way that I wanted as opposed to dressing with my normal shyness of my bod

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Everyone welcome to open house at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

Apr 13, 2011 to Apr 14, 2011
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
302 Columbia Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 56.316" N, 123° 6' 7.956" W
British Columbia CA
The open house is an opportunity to visit the drop-in centre, meet staff and volunteers, learn about programs offered by the Centre and participate in an original artwork silent auction.
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Equality Day Screening of the Film "Constitute!"

Apr 17, 2011
OWN Co-op
115 The Esplanade Meeting Room
Toronto
Canada
43° 38' 52.3032" N, 79° 22' 18.984" W
CA
Join us in commemorating the wonderful actions of the women who worked to ensure that the rights of women would be enshrined in the Canadian Constitution.
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Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta

Mar 25, 2011 to Mar 26, 2011
The Toronto Women's Bookstore
73 Harbord Street
M5S 2H7 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 46.134" N, 79° 24' 10.1016" W
Ontario CA
Book launch with author and midwife Ina May Gaskin.
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G.I.R.L. -- Girls In Real Life

Mar 22, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
Renfrew Community Centre
2929 22 Avenue East
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 2.502" N, 123° 2' 38.814" W
British Columbia CA
Girls In Real Life is an empowement program that focuses on social justice and environmental issues and will create a youth magazine. We are looking for youth submissions and girl participants.
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Rally and march: International Women's Day

Mar 12, 2011
OISE auditorium
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
Ontario CA
The theme this year: Our City, our Services, our Future -- women take on the fight!
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Reclaiming the revolutionary road towards women's liberation

Mar 5, 2011 to Mar 6, 2011
OISE, room 5250
252 Bloor Street
M5S1V6 Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
CA
Celebratory night featuring a fundraising dinner with a public lecture and cultural performances is sure to inspire all to reclaim the revolutionary road towards genuine women’s liberation.
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No Means No! rally

Feb 25, 2011
Manitoba Law Courts Building
408 York Avenue Main door on York and Kennedy
Winnipeg
Canada
49° 53' 16.314" N, 97° 8' 49.4016" W
CA
Women's centers rally against Thompson rape case
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Judge appears to blame victim in sexual-assault case: Globe and Mail

 

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In the 2006 incident, Mr. Rhodes and a friend met the 26-year-old victim and her friend outside of a bar and headed off into the woods outside of Thompson, a town of 13,000 about 760 kilometres north of Winnipeg, the paper said. He and the victim kissed; later, when they were alone, Mr. Rhodes had sexual intercourse with her without her consent at the side of the highway.

At trial, Mr. Rhodes maintained that he believed the woman had consented.

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International Women's Day celebration

Mar 8, 2011
Hamilton City Hall Hamilton , ON
Canada
43° 14' 36.9708" N, 79° 53' 20.67" W
Ontario CA
A rally and gathering to celebrate 100 years of women's lives, struggles and triumphs!
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Finishing School for Prostitutes

People get all up in your face about rights for sex workers and I wholeheartedly agree there needs to be legislative help, such as raising the legal age of workers in all sex related industries, but working girls also need to start helping themselves. Sex workers need to meet the straight world halfway if they want the straight world to really listen.  Working girls also need to learn how to protect themselves by minimizing their own risks and get training from peole who've been in the biz and know all the risks as well as how to be a high-end companion or sugar baby to get more respectful clients.

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Being Female

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When I think about being female I think about being loved. What I mean by that: I have a little exercise I do when I present my work or speak publicly or even write (like this). In order to build up my courage I try to imagine myself deeply loved. Because there are men whose lives I’ve avidly followed—out of admiration for their work or their “way.” Paolo Pasolini always comes to mind. I love his work, his films, his poetry, his writings on film and literature, his life, all of it, even his death. How did he do it—make such amazing work and stand up so boldly as a queer and a Marxist in a Catholic country in the face of so much (as his violent death proved) hate. I have one clear answer. He was loved.

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