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April 7, 2014 |
Violence against women and girls continues to be widely tolerated in Canada. This fact sheet is a compilation of the most recent research and statistics on women’s experience of violence.
Meghan Murphy

No, 'female-appreciation' is not the same thing as feminism

| February 28, 2014

Online vs. offline harassment: Are there blurred lines?

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We're going to get a little nostalgic up in here.

Remember when you had to "log on" to the internet and listen to your modem make all those wacky noises? And before you started surfing the interweb, you had to tell everybody in your household because it meant the phone line would be busy?

Long before social media was a thing, we believed that there was a clear divide between what happened online and "real life."

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Meghan Murphy

Everyone is an idiot: A brief tirade regarding Robyn Doolittle's 'sexiness'

| February 10, 2014
Feminist Current

Is there rape culture in politics?

February 3, 2014
| Listen to a panel of experts, politicians, and media discuss the issue of rape culture in politics.
Length: 41:06 minutes (37.64 MB)

Silence does not resist Islamophobia

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When York University professor Paul Grayson was instructed to accommodate a student’s request to be excused from group work with female students, it sparked a debate about the future of gender equality and religious accommodation at York University and other universities across Canada.

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Fat-shaming, sexism and Rob Ford: A discussion on fatphobia and bullying

| January 8, 2014
Christopher Majka

The moral buffer of death: Missy Cummings on military drones

| November 28, 2013

The dangerous rhetoric of Joss Whedon: Doing the wrong thing for the right reasons

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Joss Whedon was recently honoured at an event called Make Equality Reality for his work in promoting gender equality. The sci-fi writer and director extraordinaire has long been an advocate for the cause and he gave an excellent speech in 2006 that addressed his distaste towards being asked why he writes strong female characters -- namely, that nobody is asking other directors why they aren’t.

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Meghan Murphy

Gavin McInnes thinks male violence feeds babies, explains to women what women think

| October 23, 2013
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