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Women aren't here for decoration and certainly not for amusement.
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Empowering women is the right thing to do — it is a question of human rights. But it is also the smart thing to do.
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Some may find the symbolism of a man chairing Catalyst's advisory board all wrong; I find it completely right.
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"It was like, 'Oh, OK, it's OK for men to say that they are feminists in a public sense.'"
The federal government is proposing changes to private corporations that would cripple my efforts to work and raise a family in Canada.
We're wondering why a prime minister who speaks glowingly about the societal contributions of working women can look right past us as if we don't exist.
An Australian coffee shop gives priority seating to women and charges an optional 18 per cent "man tax" to reflect the earnings gap between men and women.
There is a lot at stake for women – and gender equity – in the movement to end precarious employment.
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Blogger Tara K. Reed explains why she struggles with the term feminist as a woman with a disability and why she would like to see a change in how the term is used among millennials and in pop culture.
As a victim, as a woman who was not believed, as someone who has had to live with the trauma of being abused for the better part of a decade, I really feel for Camille Cosby right now. What horror would she have to face in admitting that 59 women can't be wrong?
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The Quebec Federation Oof Women is collapsing. I am shocked about it because when I peer into the future, I strongly believe it needs a strong nonpartisan feminist organization. The political chessboa...
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You could almost smell the smoke racing up from the wreckage of the bridge she was burning -- hear the cracking, snapping of the frolicking flames. Well, metaphorically and dramatically speaking, any...
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Young women are especially pessimistic.
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"There never had been a place like this."
After all, most men have other female figures in their lives before they have daughters.
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Despite those who may object to free birth control, there are many reasons why prescription birth control should be free. Making birth control free saves Canada billions in health care costs. It benefits those who take it, is effective in reducing unintended pregnancies and abortions, and increases equal access to sexual health products.
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By deeming what is normal to be inappropriate, we turning women's bodies into a real thing of horror. I am praying that there was not a single person on that plane who would have mentally drawn a connection between a ten year old in leggings to a sexual object. But isn't the thought that the conclusion could be drawn part of the problem?
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If we really want to support women and really want to be known as a feminist nation, then we need to work hand-in-hand with women and fund their work. We would welcome an announcement for this in the federal budget this week. But for this to happen, it would take courage and vision - not just rhetoric.
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Sex is great, being sexy is great, looking sexy is great. Double standards, not so much. I don't see why a young actress in a magazine article describing her talent and her latest projects must be photographed in her underwear, when a young man in the same situation is photographed in jeans and a shirt.
It's exhausting having to constantly point out privilege, what it is, how it operates and how it's insidious and thus extremely hard to see or understand when you have so much of it; which is precisely why even those feminists with the best intentions can get caught up defending their own story instead of listening to the stories of those more oppressed.
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Feminism: you in danger, girl. Blogger Tara K. Reed explains why she struggles with the term feminist as a woman with a disability and why she would like to see a change in how the term is used among millennials and in pop culture.
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The verdict was unanimous.
In celebration of International Women's Day, Equal Voice filled the House of Commons with women between the ages of 18 and 23 to represent every riding in the country.
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Reading and watching the stories arising around International Women's Week, I was struck by the divisiveness around the meaning of feminism. Emma Watson, who is a passionate advocate for feminism, was criticized for her Vanity Fair poses. Articles regularly question whether Justin Trudeau is a feminist or a hypocrite depending on his actions on a particular day. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is currently being criticized for suggesting that women thank the men in their lives and hold their hands on International Women's Day. Be bold - stand up and end this harmful debate around feminism.
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"There is no better time for Canada to demonstrate its commitment to advancing women's rights."
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Having bipolar disorder is starting to be considered a plus if you're an artist. Gonzo journalists are writing about their trip to Peru to take Ayahuasca to treat their Schizophrenia. Stars are outing themselves about their previous Oxycodin abuse, and I'm starting to think "is it becoming cool to be an addict?"
It was only some years after the birth of my son that I began to be really intrigued by the idea that there could've been someone in the room with me to speak when I could only growl. Don't get me wrong, my midwife Susie was amazing, but she was busy doing midwife-y things like checking blood pressure and filling in paperwork and unwrapping the cord from around my son's neck: um, yes please.
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"The only way you can be truly feminist is by embracing that’s how our world looks and behaves."