The Canadian Progressive: International Women’s Day: yes, we still need to protest this shit

On International Women’s Day 2017, we still need to “protest this shit” because, for example, Donald Trump got elected president of the US and he “endorses positions of feminine passivity and masculine power that underpin sexual harassment.” The post International Women’s Day: yes, we still need to protest this shit appeared first on The Canadian ...

The Canadian Progressive: Judge Robin Camp to rape complainant: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”

The Canadian Judicial Council will soon determine the fate of a judge who admonished a sex assault complainant with “sexist and disrespectful” remarks such as: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” The post Judge Robin Camp to rape complainant: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Victoria is the best place to be a woman in Canada

A recent study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives confirms Victoria as the best city to be a woman in Canada in 2016. The capital of British Columbia also grabbed top spot in the CCPA’s 2015 study. The post Victoria is the best place to be a woman in Canada appeared first on The ...

The Canadian Progressive: Orlando shooting: Is there a link between being in the closet and being homophobic?

This research-based piece discusses the possibility that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was motivated by a struggle with his own homosexuality, Islam and parental pressure. The post Orlando shooting: Is there a link between being in the closet and being homophobic? appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Stanford University Sexual Assault Case: Victim’s Impact Statement

Here’s the full impact statement by the 23-year old victim in the Stanford University sexual assault case. She states that her attacker, Brock Turner, was “willing to go to any length, to discredit me, invalidate me, and explain why it was okay to hurt me”. The post Stanford University Sexual Assault Case: Victim’s Impact Statement ...

The Canadian Progressive: This “new” feminism is the same feminism started by our grandmothers

Our grandmothers showed us a bigger, better feminism with women’s rights, racial equity, and gender justice at its heart, writes award-winning journalist Dani McClain. The post This “new” feminism is the same feminism started by our grandmothers appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: “Jian Ghomeshi is guilty”, Kathryn Borel says in post-sexual assault charges statement

Kathryn Borel: “Every day, over the course of a three year period, Mr. Ghomeshi made it clear to me that he could do what he wanted to me and my body.” The post “Jian Ghomeshi is guilty”, Kathryn Borel says in post-sexual assault charges statement appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: How Women-Led Movements Are Redefining Power, From California to Nepal

Around the world, movements led by women are challenging “growing corporate power, land grabs, economic injustice, and climate change, women’s movements offer a paradigm shift,” writes San Francisco-based photojournalist and writer, Rucha Chitnis. The post How Women-Led Movements Are Redefining Power, From California to Nepal appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: In Canada and around the world, “women are unpaid, undervalued and unequal”: Report

A new report says women now play defining roles in the the global economy but still receive “unequal benefits.” The report was co-published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Oxfam Canada. The post In Canada and around the world, “women are unpaid, undervalued and unequal”: Report appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Mary Chapman: Are Women People?

Influential feminist Alice Duer Miller’s question “Are Women People?” still rings true after 100 years, writes Mary Chapman, a professor of English at the University of British Columbia. The post Mary Chapman: Are Women People? appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore”

In yet another example of pervasive misogyny in Canada, a new YouTube video shows Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski calling a provincial candidate an “NDP whore.” The post Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Federal Court judge said sex assault complainant “allowed the sex to happen”

Four Canadian law professors have lodged a complaint against a Federal Court judge who asked a sex assault complainant why she couldn’t just keep her knees together to fend off her attacker. And “why she allowed the sex to happen.” The post Federal Court judge said sex assault complainant “allowed the sex to happen” appeared ...

The Canadian Progressive: Victoria is the best city to be a woman in Canada: Study

A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reveals that Victoria is the best city to be a woman in Canada. The post Victoria is the best city to be a woman in Canada: Study appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Anti-Abortion, Anti-Gay Crusader Bill Whatcott Flees Canada

Bill Whatcott, a highly controversial anti-abortion and anti-gay crusader, flees Canada, seeks refuge in the Philippines. The post Anti-Abortion, Anti-Gay Crusader Bill Whatcott Flees Canada appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: International Women’s Day 2015: Ontario’s bold anti-sexual violence plan

This powerful anti-sexual violence ad, released just in time for the 2015 International Woman’s Day, is part of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s ambitious $41-million plan to combat sexual violence. The post International Women’s Day 2015: Ontario’s bold anti-sexual violence plan appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP’s Stay Home Comments Insult Women, New Immigrants

Conservative MP Bob Dechert insulted Canadian women, immigrant women and new Canadians’ cultures when he said “moms can stay at home, which they’re used to.” The post Conservative MP’s Stay Home Comments Insult Women, New Immigrants appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi

High profile public relations firm Navigator announces it’s no longer representing beleaguered former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. The post PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Artificial Turf Discriminatory, Violates Canadian Law

Abby Wambach and coalition of female soccer greats informs FIFA that requiring women to play the 2015 World Cup on artificial turf is discriminatory against women, violates Canadian law. The post 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Artificial Turf Discriminatory, Violates Canadian Law appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s Prostitution Bill C-36 ‘Offends’ Charter: Legal Experts

Over 200 legal experts from across Canada recently wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to protest Bill C-36, the Conservatives new prostitution law. The post Harper’s Prostitution Bill C-36 ‘Offends’ Charter: Legal Experts appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Lindsey Stocker: “Teach boys that girls are not sexual objects”

by: Obert Madondo Lindsey Stocker protest poster: “Instead of shaming girls for their bodies, teach boys that girls are not sexual objects” PHOTO: TWITTER Canada has a serious women-hating problem. One that’s directly responsible for our perennial scourge of sexual violence against women. And to headlines like these: One in five Canadians think women encourage sexual assault when ...

The Canadian Progressive: Eight Measures Against University of Ottawa’s Burgeoning Rape Culture

by: Obert Madondo A student member of the University of Ottawa’s board of governors says the university’s response to recent report sexual violence against women is not enough. Anaïs Elboujdaini, a political science student who spearheads the Independent Initiative Against Rape Culture, proposes eight measures against rape culture on campus and in society. The measures include ...

The Canadian Progressive: International Women’s Day 2014: College and university women express solidarity with Anne-Marie Roy

by: Obert Madondo Via: Rabble.ca March 8, 2014 International Women’s Day We stand with Anne-Marie Roy. We’ve been there too. As women who have held elected positions at our college or university students’ union, we write in solidarity with Anne-Marie Roy, the President of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). Anne-Marie was recently ...

The Canadian Progressive: Desmond Tutu: I’d not worship a God who is homophobic

Iconic retired archbishop Desmond Tutu denounces religions that discriminate against gays, declares he’d not worship a God who is homophobic. The post Desmond Tutu: I’d not worship a God who is homophobic appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canada blocking UN efforts to address sexual violence against women

By: Action Canada for Population and Development |  Press Release OTTAWA/GENEVA, June 7, 2013 – Governments and civil society are calling into question the leadership of the Canadian government on the theme of Violence Against Women at the 23rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). In previous years, the Canadian government, which chairs ...

The Canadian Progressive: Jason Collins’ ex-fiancée says gay announcement is “a lot to process” (VIDEO)

On Monday, NBA player Jason Collins announced he’s gay. Carolyn Moos, a former WNBA player who dated him for 8 years, tells CNN’s Piers Morgan the announcement is “a lot to… The post Jason Collins’ ex-fiancée says gay announcement is “a lot to process” (VIDEO) appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.