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Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – On Slutwalks

The Feminist Current is a great site for understanding and staying up to date with feminism in Canada. This quote is from the conclusion of an article about the Vancouver Slutwalk, but addresses what many feminists find problematic about what Slutwalks are about. The italics are mine.

“Despite numerous criticisms, it appears as thought . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – On Slutwalks

Progressive Proselytizing: From Chick-fil-A to Muslim World protests

By the time Chick-fil-A quietly announced that it was no longer donating to political groups with anti-gay agendas, the cacophony of attention given to the back and forth over the Chick-fil-A controversy has been dwarfed by protests in the Muslim world sparked by a previously unknown Islamophobic amateur film produced in the US. In . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: From Chick-fil-A to Muslim World protests

Canadian Progressive: To avoid sex assault, don’t dress “like a whore”: Krista Ford

As Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s niece Krista advises women to avoid sexual assault – by not dressing like “whores” – a recent victim offers a personal response.

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: RCMP’s Misogynistic Response to Gillford Sexual Harassment Claim

In May, Corporal Catherine Galliford filed a claim of being sexually harassed by her male superiors during her 16 year career with our national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Predictably, the responses from the four accused Mounties is denial. But, in this country famous for compassion, how are we supposed to understand . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: RCMP’s Misogynistic Response to Gillford Sexual Harassment Claim

Art Threat: Reclaiming the Mainstream – Comopolitan magazine gets the alt media treatment

100 Best Sex Tips of the Year. Bigger, Better Pleasure. Shrink Your Inner Thighs! The Smile That Gets You What You Want. The Sexy Confidence Men Can’t Resist.

The above are samples of headlines from just the past five issues of Cosmopolitan magazine, a periodical that touts itself as being “for women”. Reading these . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Reclaiming the Mainstream – Comopolitan magazine gets the alt media treatment

Regan Wolfrom: SlutWalk Puts Shame on Display in Winnipeg

I am truly saddened by the ignorance on display in Winnipeg this past weekend.

As part of the Winnipeg SlutWalk, a large group of women, men, and children — many of whom decided to make up some signs or get some from those people who printed my business cards — went out and marched from . . . → Read More: Regan Wolfrom: SlutWalk Puts Shame on Display in Winnipeg

Time for another Slutwalk, this time in Brooklyn

In Saudi Arabia, the religious police regularly patrol the country for citizens who may be flaunting the Kingdom’s version of Islam, especially when it pertains to women exposing too much flesh.

Think this kind of thing only happens in the in the medieval backwoods of Riyadh? Think again. In Brooklyn’s Park Slope . . . → Read More: Time for another Slutwalk, this time in Brooklyn . . . → Read More: Time for another Slutwalk, this time in Brooklyn

Progressive Proselytizing: SlutWalk and Sluts

The fact that SlutWalk has rapidly ballooned into a multinational protest movement from an ill-spoken comment by a Toronto policeman represents a distinct and poignant feeling latent in our societies. Namely, the idea that provocative dressing or actio… . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: SlutWalk and Sluts

Drive-by Times: Slut Walks take back the power

When police officer Michael Sanguinetti was giving York University law students tips on personal safety, he said the following:”You know, I think we’re beating around the bush here… I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this – however, women shoul… . . . → Read More: Drive-by Times: Slut Walks take back the power