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 he “endorses positions of feminine passivity and masculine power that underpin sexual harassment.”
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: “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?”
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.
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.
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 hurt me”.
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.
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.”
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.