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A century ago, a savvy campaign won Canadian women the right to vote - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 03:19

CTV News

A century ago, a savvy campaign won Canadian women the right to vote
CTV News
Members of the Political Equality League, which included such notable members as Nellie McClung, Cora Hind and Lillian Beynon Thomas, as well as male supporters, helped recruit and rally those disparate voices with speeches, meetings and articles in ...
A century ago, a savvy political campaign won women the right to voteHamilton Spectator

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Canada's Kaillie Humphries wins gold in World Cup women's bobsleigh - Vancouver Sun

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 20:23

Vancouver Sun

Canada's Kaillie Humphries wins gold in World Cup women's bobsleigh
Vancouver Sun
WHISTLER – Calgary's Kaillie Humphries continued her domination of the World Cup women's bobsleigh tour on Saturday, but it took all her mastery of the challenging Whistler Sliding Centre track and two record runs to do it. Humphries, whose first two ...
Kaillie Humphries wins gold in World Cup women's bobsleighEdmonton Journal

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Canada's Kaillie Humphries wins gold in women's bobsled at World Cup - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 15:02

CTV News

Canada's Kaillie Humphries wins gold in women's bobsled at World Cup
CTV News
WHISTLER, B.C. -- Canada's Kaillie Humphries is golden again in Whistler. The Calgary pilot and brakeman Melissa Lotholz of Barrhead, Alta., raced to a two-run time of one minute 45.37 seconds to win the women's World Cup bobsled race on Saturday.

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Alaine Chartrand wins women's Canadian figure skating championship - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 14:17

Toronto Star

Alaine Chartrand wins women's Canadian figure skating championship
Toronto Star
HALIFAX—Now that was splendid skating from Canada's women. Only .12 of a point made the difference between going Worlds and staying home. A new national champion in Alaine Chartrand, which made all those motorhome weekend treks with the folks ...
Patrick Chan skates to 8th Canadian title; Chartrand wins women's crownCBC.ca

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Women's Rights not a Topic Discussed by Some Presidential Candidates - Huffington Post

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 11:27

Women's Rights not a Topic Discussed by Some Presidential Candidates
Huffington Post
But there's one subject many of the candidates seem to avoid: women's rights. During the last six Republican primary debates, only six questions have been asked related to women, and only one directly about women's rights, according to transcripts of ...

Would Michael Bloomberg Support Women's Rights As A Presidential Candidate? He's Still Got Some Progress To Make - Bustle

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:46

Bustle

Would Michael Bloomberg Support Women's Rights As A Presidential Candidate? He's Still Got Some Progress To Make
Bustle
While he would be the more feminist choice than the Donald, Michael Bloomberg may need to change some of his women's rights policies if he wants to win over female voters. Bloomberg has long been known to be progressive on so-called social issues, ...

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Zika virus no pregnancy advice 'offensive' – women's rights activists - RT

Women's News from the Web - Sat, 01/23/2016 - 02:59

RT

Zika virus no pregnancy advice 'offensive' – women's rights activists
RT
Officials in Latin America and the Caribbean have warned women to avoid pregnancy amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause severe birth defects. Rights groups have hit back, saying women often have no choice about ...
Advocates Criticize Advice to Delay Pregnancy Due to ZikaVoice of America
As Zika virus spreads, women in El Salvador, Colombia advised to avoid getting pregnantThe Express Tribune
Zika virus triggers pregnancy delay callsBBC News

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Canada's Channell fourth in women's skeleton - Waterloo Record

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 14:39

Canada's Channell fourth in women's skeleton
Waterloo Record
WHISTLER, B.C. — Canadian Jane Channell finished in fourth place in the women's skeleton event at the IBSF World Cup on Friday. Channell, of North Vancouver, B.C., had a two-run time of one minute 49.87 seconds. Germany's Tina Hermann was first in ...

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Trudeau says men, women shouldn't be 'afraid' to be feminists - Globalnews.ca

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 06:54

Globalnews.ca

Trudeau says men, women shouldn't be 'afraid' to be feminists
Globalnews.ca
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging both men and women to embrace the word “feminist.” Speaking at a panel on gender equality at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, Trudeau called on both men and women to use the word ...
Justin Trudeau, Melinda Gates and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg talk gender parityCBC.ca
Trudeau's Davos Talk On Gender Parity Raises Hopes Of Group Seeking Balance In SenateHuffington Post Canada
Trudeau to join Melinda Gates on Davos gender parity panelMetroNews Canada
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University of Regina professor Donica Belisle leading panel discussion on feminism - Regina Leader-Post

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:40

Regina Leader-Post

University of Regina professor Donica Belisle leading panel discussion on feminism
Regina Leader-Post
... Canada. When her University of Regina students would approach her with a question or a comment, it was often prefaced with “I'm not a feminist, but.” ... “He's a supporter of women and he recognizes gender equality.” ... Another topic is Canada's ...

Larisa Yurkiw puts Canada back on the map in women's World Cup downhill - Winnipeg Free Press

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:04

Larisa Yurkiw puts Canada back on the map in women's World Cup downhill
Winnipeg Free Press
Yurkiw manages her own career and pays for her ski racing outside of the umbrella of Alpine Canada. When she was cut from the women's ski team prior to the 2013-14 season, Yurkiw found sponsors, hired a coach and achieved the qualifying results she ...

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Old Women Are Down for Gender Equality, While Young Women Waffle - New York Magazine

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 09:02

New York Magazine

Old Women Are Down for Gender Equality, While Young Women Waffle
New York Magazine
The Fawcett Society polled 8,000 people in the U.K. about their feelings surrounding gender equality, and over 70 percent of women 65 and over agreed that “more needs to be done for men and women to be equal." On the ... Jemima Olchawski, head of ...
More men than women support equal opportunities, poll findsBT.com

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New Laws to Protect Women's Rights Take Effect in New York - TWC News

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:35

TWC News

New Laws to Protect Women's Rights Take Effect in New York
TWC News
Assemblyman James Skoufis says the laws will ensure more fairness and equality in the state. “New York is once again leading the fight for women's equality and has set an example for the country to follow. These new laws will ensure that those who ...
Women's Equality Agenda goes into effect todayThe Journal News | LoHud.com

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Why can nobody admit that Cameron's policy for Muslim women is feminist and empowering? - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 05:06

The Independent

Why can nobody admit that Cameron's policy for Muslim women is feminist and empowering?
The Independent
Why has no one acknowledged the good that could come from encouraging women to learn English once they arrive in the UK on a spousal visa? One of the most basic things we can do for women in society is provide them with equal opportunities, ...
Cameron's proposals for Muslim women are dangerous, dog-whistling nonsenseTelegraph.co.uk

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Another raucous crowd expected in Langford for women's Canada Sevens - Times Colonist

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 20:21

Another raucous crowd expected in Langford for women's Canada Sevens
Times Colonist
It was through finishing second overall in the 2014-15 World Series standings that Canada qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Canadian captain Jenn Kish missed last year's Canada Sevens in Langford due to injury, but said that provided her with a ...
Tickets for women's rugby world sevens in Langford on sale this weekGoldstream News Gazette (registration)

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Non-status women of Montreal demand regularization - The McGill Daily (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:59

The McGill Daily (blog)

Non-status women of Montreal demand regularization
The McGill Daily (blog)
On November 27, the collective delivered a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office in Montreal, outlining the struggles of non-status women and asking the Prime Minister to “take a position on the regularization of non-status people in Canada ...

Opinion: Korea-Japan comfort-women pact a threat to human rights - Edmonton Journal

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 01/18/2016 - 03:01

Edmonton Journal

Opinion: Korea-Japan comfort-women pact a threat to human rights
Edmonton Journal
The recent Korea-Japan settlement regarding Japan's acknowledgment of responsibility over enforced sexual slavery during World War II is merely a political act by Japan that poses a threat to human rights. “Comfort ... Germany promotes education of ...
Abe's distortion over comfort women recursKorea Times

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Women's rights advocate Ruth Bell refused to be a 'nice girl' - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 14:10

The Globe and Mail

Women's rights advocate Ruth Bell refused to be a 'nice girl'
The Globe and Mail
In 1976, for example, during the annual shareholders' meeting of the Royal Bank of Canada, she bristled when asked to sign over her voting proxy, noting that there were no women on the board. ... amassing a lengthy list of credentials that included ...

Feminism missing from consultations on murdered women's inquiry: advocates - CTV News

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 07:44

CTV News

Feminism missing from consultations on murdered women's inquiry: advocates
CTV News
This is an issue of indigenous women's equality," she said. "I didn't hear that coming from them ... Rape Relief spokeswoman Hilla Kerner said approaching the inquiry using a feminist framework would mean examining the power relationships that have an ...
Murdered women's inquiry must confront barriers indigenous women face in Canadian societyCBC.ca
Missing Indigenous Women Inquiry Lacking Feminism, Advocates SayHuffington Post Canada

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Girl Fan to Comic Book Industry: 'Do More' for Women

Women's eNews - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 06:42
Though female characters in comic books have come a long way from the damsel in distress role, this teen comic fan finds it hard to ignore the gender stereotypes that still exist.
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