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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.

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Montreal Simon: The Dying MP and the Cruelty of the Cons

There couldn't have been a more moving scene in the House of Commons.Liberal MP Maurice Belanger, who is dying of ALS, trying to get MPs to approve his bill to make our anthem more gender neutral.But even though the bill has the support of most MPs… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Dying MP and the Cruelty of the Cons

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, &#8220… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Canada and around the world, “women are unpaid, undervalued and unequal”: Report

Alberta Politics: Study highlighting large and growing gender income gap makes grim reading on International Women’s Day

PHOTOS: Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean, at left, announced the NDP Government’s plan to improve gender equality yesterday. (Government of Alberta photo.) Below: Queen’s University Law Professor Kathleen Lahey, the cover design of the Par… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Study highlighting large and growing gender income gap makes grim reading on International Women’s Day

centre of the universe: Eyewear, pocketbook, wristwatch

Before we get too far into this, I want you to go here and listen to The Faint’s Dress Code. Especially you, Meatbum. I’ll wait. I think it’s my new favourite thing ever invented. And, while you’re doing that, I’m just going to say I miss Devo. Okay. You’re back. Awesome! Dress code. Gender bias. . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Eyewear, pocketbook, wristwatch

centre of the universe: Addendum

Okay, so following the breaking news yesterday that one of the fellows who thought it was a laugh riot to shout “Fuck her in the pussy” at a television camera pointed at a female reporter (a friend mentioned that this has happened to male reporters too; I am now aware of one instance of that . . . → Read More: centre of the universe: Addendum

centre of the universe: Waitaminute, do what to whom? In the where?

TL:DR – (sexual) harassment isn’t funny. It’s illegal.

The Canadian Progressive: Canadians still demand female representation on banknotes

The call for more female representation in Canada remains loud and clear as an online petition demanding that the Bank of Canada include women on Canadian banknotes opens 2015 with more than 52,800 signatures.

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Alberta Diary: Tory income-splitting tax policy: It’s about creating and preserving gender inequality and making rich guys richer

Whew! This income splitting is a killer. Actual perfect families as seen by the Harper Government may not appear exactly like Canadian reality. Below: Queen’s University tax law professor Kathleen Lahey.

A fundamental purpose the Harper Government’s ideologically driven income-splitting tax scheme is to undermine women’s equality, Queen’s University tax law professor Kathleen . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Tory income-splitting tax policy: It’s about creating and preserving gender inequality and making rich guys richer

The Canadian Progressive: New Shoes and a Haircut: Budget 2013 not so pretty for women in Canada

By: Kate McInturff | Behind The Numbers: The Finance Minister got a new pair of shoes. Canadians got a new federal budget. And women in Canada got another haircut. Budget 2013 is all about Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! And who wouldn’t like a job. Maybe some training. Maybe even a full-time job. […]

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CuriosityCat: Business Boards: Move over Old Boys Networks, here come the Golden Skirts and Gold Sacks

Leah Eichler

More and more we have to look to Europe for moral leadership, rather than to north America. And moral – as well as good business – guidance comes to us from Norway. Leah Eichler, the founder of Femme-o-Nomics, a networking and content portal for professional women, draws our attention in today’s Globe& . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Business Boards: Move over Old Boys Networks, here come the Golden Skirts and Gold Sacks

LeDaro: Mitt Romney: "binder full of women."

Very popular subject on Twitter as it went viral. Here is one example of such a tweet.

The Disaffected Lib: In Saudia Arabia, This is Progress?

Saudi women are being given a portal to industry, sort of.   The government is building what sounds like a glorified industrial park that will be exclusively women-only.

The city, to be built in the Eastern Province city of Hofuf, is set to be the first of several planned for the Gulf kingdom. The aim is . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: In Saudia Arabia, This is Progress?

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: No Place In Canada For Russell Williams TV Movie

Any Canadian citizen or resident who cares about gender-based violence, equality and women’s rights should condemn “An Officer and a Murderer”. The new TV movie dramatizing the real-life horror of the crimes of the former commander of CFB Trenton airs on the U.S. network Lifetime on July 21.

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