The Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal signals the arrival of the moment for an honest public conversation about charities’ role in society, the white saviour mentality,Continue reading
Quebec’s recent passage of Bill 62, which bans the wearing of the niqab in Quebec for people seeking access to public services, appeases the politicalContinue reading
The Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act (EAAA) Sexual Assault Resistance program, developed by Charlene Senn, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Windsor, empowers womenContinue reading
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron are obviously proud of the fact that they’ve both appointed gender-parity Cabinets. For Malliga Och,Continue reading
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 heContinue reading
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:Continue reading
A recent study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives confirms Victoria as the best city to be a woman in Canada in 2016. TheContinue reading
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.
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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 hur…Continue reading
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.
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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.”
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.”
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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 herContinue reading
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reveals that Victoria is the best city to be a woman in Canada. The postContinue reading
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 CanadaContinue reading
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 planContinue reading
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.”Continue reading