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Cherie Dimaline: The Importance of Dreams

What if global warming nearly destroyed the Earth and left the survivors incapable of joy, bereft of the ability to dream? What if the Indigenous people of the North were revealed to house in their bone marrow the physical stuff of dream production?

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Tuning in to Time's Up  by Cindy Filipenko

Before there was Time’s Up, the U.S. movement addressing gender inequality in the entertainment industry, Across the Board had begun its campaign for greater gender parity in the Canadian music industry.

Founded in the spring of 2017 by music industry veterans Joanne Setterington and Keely Kemp, Across the Board is pushing for half of all seats on the boards of critical Canadian music organizations to be filled by women. After all, the music industry’s boards advocate on behalf of all artists, about half of whom are women.


How Rape Kits Have Failed Women  by Andrea Quinlan

Ever since it was first dubbed “Ontario’s most successful rapist trap” in a Toronto Star article in 1984, the sexual assault evidence kit has been heralded as a tool to improve survivors’ access to care and justice. However, there is growing evidence that sexual assault kits rarely works in survivors’ interests.


Sexual Assault: Where Do We Go From Here?  by Janet Nicol

The Jian Ghomeshi trial last year touched off a national debate about the legal rights of women who have experienced sexual violence.  As a result, legal experts and activists are now calling for a host of legal reforms, changes to justice protocols and greater support for women’s crisis centres.


Commentary
Judy Rebick
Women's March 2019
by Judy Rebick

Despite the cold of Toronto’s first snowy day of the winter, I, along with about 2,000 others, took to the streets on January 19 for the Women...


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Calling Out Sexpats
by Joanna Chiu

Growing up in a Vancouver suburb with a very diverse population, I remember a few racist taunts on the playground, but they were few and far between.

Ironically, it was only when I moved to Asia that I began encountering serious...


Ayuesha Mian Akram Guest Column
Refashioning Fashion
by Ayesha Mian Akram

As a Muslim woman who practices hijab—the wearing of modest clothing and covering my hair—I spend a lot of time navigating. I navigate the politics of being a Muslim woman in Canada and the politics of finding modest, yet
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The Scourge of Manspreading
by Lyn Cockburn

I’m supposedly a funny feminist. Even my psychiatrist said, “You are really funny. Why don’t you do stand-up comedy?”

“Anxiety,” I said, omitting the “that’s bloody well why I’m here...