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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David Suzuki on the crisis of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada, and the “hard work and leadership of Indigenous women and communities who have spent decades calling for an inquiry.”
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A Canadian woman’s #NotOkay call on women to share their sexual assault stories on Twitter has partly fueled U.S. Republican leaders’ unfolding rebellion against their party’s nominee for president.
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Not only are advertisements that feature sex and violence bad for business, but more importantly they are causing damage by normalising violence against women. The post Why is the advertising industry still promoting violence against women? appeared fi… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Why is the advertising industry still promoting violence against women?
Unsurprisingly women suffer under patriarchal religious dogma. We don’t have time for that anymore. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Respect, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice, Women . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Respect for Women
ANALYSIS Changing O Canada: Is God next?: Terry Milewski Christians warn that changing O Canada is a slippery slope to removing God and the Holy Cross By Terry Milewski, CBC News Posted: Jun 11, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Left Over: O, Can We Not Just Do This?
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… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Stanford University Sexual Assault Case: Victim’s Impact Statement
HPV is a virus that can lead to cancer, but is generally easy to test for and prevent. It can be an awkward experience getting tested though, and that is where a new crowd sourced intuitive, the Eve Kit, comes into play. It’s a simple to use STI and HPV testing kit that women can […]
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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… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: This “new” feminism is the same feminism started by our grandmothers
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 st… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Jian Ghomeshi is guilty”, Kathryn Borel says in post-sexual assault charges statement
The Female Version: And then there is male date preparation: Men worry that their date won’t measure up to their aesthetic preferences. Women worry that they’re going wind up dead. The disparity is RIDICULOUS, and the fact that dudes get offended when women try to protect themselves is hard proof that way too many […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Date Preparation for Females and Males
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, “… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Canada and around the world, “women are unpaid, undervalued and unequal”: Report
When the government really isn’t on your side… Excerpts taken from here. “Between 1971 and 1991 in Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic and Slovakia, the “reduction of the Roma population” through surgical sterilization, performed without the knowledge of the women themselves, was a widespread governmental practice. The sterilization would be performed on Romani women without their […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Things to Ruin Your Day – Forced Sterilization of the Roma
Finally. A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that targeted the handling of fetal tissue in clinics and provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide. This is what happens when your platform is based […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The American Anti-Choice Movie Bullshiters Indicted – About Frackn’ Time
Abortion right advocates in Prince Edward Island have advised the provincial government of their intention to file a legal challenge to the province’s “discriminatory and unlawful abortion policy.” The post Abortion Rights Advocates File Legal Challe… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Abortion Rights Advocates File Legal Challenge Against P.E.I
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… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Mary Chapman: Are Women People?
Re-posting as unfortunately it is still relevant 6 years on. December 6th. Just a date. Maybe an early Christmas party or a school play. Perhaps a time to start putting out decorations or maybe – a time to purchase candles and roses. A purchase not made in anticipation of a celebration but one made in […]
April Reign – In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
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All United Against Austerity !
Slashing public services, the Couillard government is taking one more step to advance the neo-liberal capitalist project. It aims to make waged labour more precarious and to privatize essential services, like healthcare and education, by submitting them to the market and throwing the burden on to families. Austerity measures are embedded in a reorganization of the world-wide capitalist economy, designed to increase the profit rates of the ruling class and investors. In doing so, the economy is shifting away from the Quebec model of capitalism, which the State used in the 1960s as a tool ………..READ MORE
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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.” The post Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore” appeared… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski called female candidate an “NDP whore”
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.”
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The wave of police killings of young blacks in the U.S. over the past several years and the recent resistance in Ferguson and Baltimore have made police violence a front-page issue. A broad debate about police violence is crucial, and one recently published book adds a dimension to that debate that, while essential, might . . . → Read More: Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Police Wife: A Review by André Moncourt
A small taste of the historical basis for the shit-deal women have gotten from patriarchal society through a small sampling of history. This sort of bias lies at the very root of how our society is structured. So please dudes stop declaring that the sexes are ‘equal’ and the job of feminism is done. It . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Historical Insights – Bicycles, Novels, Telephones and The Post Office.
In the category of appalling but unsurprising when it comes to the exploitation of labour by capital, we have this “charming” vignette:
“Joy Lynn, who now co-owns the Whipple Company Store and has turned it into a museum, told Kline she has had as many 10 women visit the museum who referred to the . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Comfort Wives and Rape Rooms in West Virginian Coal Industry (1890’s)
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, History, Science, Women
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