Gina Whitfield

Gina Whitfield has an M.A. in Sociology and Equity Studies from OISE at the U. of T. She's a feminist activist and photographer and a contributing editor at Seven Oaks Magazine. She also does commentary on pop culture, the arts, media and progressive politics in general and she has published academically as well.

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Docs rock the VIFF

Gina Whitfield
The 27th annual Vancouver International Film Festival wrapped earlier this month. Hereâe(TM)s a compilation of reviews that focus on some of the films that had both substance and hype in this ye
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Nov 5, 2007

Malalai Joya: "truth has a very strong voice"

Gina Whitfield
While Ottawa has thus far kept silent on the issue of Malalai Joya, we have the story covered. Last month, Gina Whitfield <a href="http://rabble.ca/news_full_story.shtml?x=63607">previewed Joya's spe
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Oct 24, 2007

Suspended Afghan parliamentarian visits Canada

Gina Whitfield
Here in Canada, the shameful silence of our government is one of the reasons that the peace movement and feminist activists have decided to organize a visit by Malalai Joya herself.
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Jun 4, 2007

Refusing to take responsibility for male violence

Gina Whitfield
Just last week, I was awakened in the middle of the night by a friend who needed to leave her house because she had just been beaten up by her male partner. In Canada violence against women is more p
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May 24, 2007

Malalai Joya kicked out of Afghan parliament

Gina Whitfield
Malalai Joya, the most outspoken of the 68 women currently elected in the parliament of Afghanistan, has been suspended from parliament. A relentless critic of the warlords and assorted war criminals
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Apr 23, 2007

How hard-won rights can be taken away

Gina Whitfield
Sometimes the toughest fights are ones that we assume are already won. For instance, as a woman in her 20s, I know that one of the greatest victories of the women's movement in North America is a wom
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Mar 8, 2007

War on sexism has yet to be won

Gina Whitfield
Being a feminist in this era of <i>Girls Gone Wild</i> and cell phone porn downloading can be seriously disheartening at times. To make matters worse, there is the spectre of Stephen Harper lusting a
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Dec 6, 2006

Remembering a massacre, demanding equality

Gina Whitfield
It has now been 17 years since the Montreal Massacre, December 6, 1989, when Marc L&#195;&#169;pine entered an engineering class at L'Ecole Polytechnique, separated the women from the men, and then m
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Oct 20, 2004

Greatest (white, male) Canadian?

Gina Whitfield
This week we saw the first episode of the new CBC series <i>The Greatest Canadian</i>. It is obvious from this list that women need to fit a particular mold in order to be selected. For one, they hav
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Mar 30, 2004

Campbell's cruel cuts end era for B.C. women

Gina Whitfield
Gordon Campbell and the B.C. Liberal government campaigned on the slogan that a &#147;new era&#148; was necessary for British Columbia &#151; an era, they argued, where the excesses of the social dem

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