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Halifax police interview 22 women as part of Canada-wide sex trade investigation - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:21

Halifax police interview 22 women as part of Canada-wide sex trade investigation
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Police across the country have laid 33 charges against nine people as part of Operation Northern Spotlight, a co-ordinated project designed to go after people engaged in human trafficking. Last week, members of 26 police services across the country ...

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The Gone Girl backlash: what women don't want - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:20

The Guardian

The Gone Girl backlash: what women don't want
The Guardian
It wasn't as if the last week's think-pieces, roughly summed up as “Is Gone Girl a feminist masterpiece or supremely damaging to all women, everywhere?”, sprung out of nowhere. When Gillian ... If we strapped a bunch of men's rights advocates to beds ...
Female villains and false accusations: a feminist defence of Gone GirlNew Statesman
Is Gone Girl Feminist or Misogynist?TIME

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18 women rescued in Canada-wide human-trafficking investigation: police - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:04

Toronto Star

18 women rescued in Canada-wide human-trafficking investigation: police
Toronto Star
They interviewed hundreds of women some as young as 15 since January, focusing on hotels, motels and massage parlours along major thoroughfares in 30 cities and towns across the country, police said. Many of the women had been threatened with ...
18 'vulnerable' women rescued in Canada-wide human trafficking investigationCP24 Toronto's Breaking News

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John Tory not an option for feminist voters - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:18

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John Tory not an option for feminist voters
Toronto Star
Ok, I get it. John Tory is not a Ford — but he is a Tory. I have known John Tory for years and he can be a nice guy but he is a Conservative (large C and small c) through and through. Some will say that he is economically conservative but socially ...
Why don't women's issues matter in the Toronto mayoral election?rabble.ca

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Equality between men and women: Is that too much to ask for? - The Independent

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:50

The Independent

Equality between men and women: Is that too much to ask for?
The Independent
What a wonderful woman. What a thigh-slappingly, hand-clappingly, stand-on-top-of-a-roof-and-scream it, brilliant specimen of a female. The high-flying human rights lawyer, and wife of the deputy prime minister, is my new feminist icon; and quite ...
Miriam Clegg Rejects The Idea Of Women 'Having It All' - She Just Wants What ...Huffington Post UK

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How city planners could help women feel safer - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:33

CBC.ca

How city planners could help women feel safer
CBC.ca
In India, these are questions the women's right group Jagori has been asking for more than a decade. In the early 2000s, inspired by trailblazing work done in Toronto by the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) ...

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Lacking Supports, Motherhood Exacts High Price

Women's eNews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:01
Without a paid-leave buffer, women with children rack up big losses in income of between $49,000 and $230,000. On top of that, child care costs often consume half of paychecks. Part of the Bias Price series.

A men-only UN conference on gender equality? If only it was a joke - The Guardian (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:57

A men-only UN conference on gender equality? If only it was a joke
The Guardian (blog)
It might sound somewhat counter-intuitive that, so soon after feminism became cool enough for Beyoncé to silhouette herself against the word “feminist” at the MTV Video Music awards, women should be ushered out of the room to let the men talk. My gut ...

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Canada beats China for fifth at world women's basketball championship - Toronto Star

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 17:36

Toronto Star

Canada beats China for fifth at world women's basketball championship
Toronto Star
That's all changed, and Canada's rise up the world rankings has been rapid. The women were 11th at the 2006 worlds, 12th in 2010, and had a top-eight finish at the 2012 London Olympics. A handful of women have been part of that improvement, making ...
Canada beats China to finish fifth at world women's basketball championshipThe Globe and Mail
Canada returns fifth in women's basketballHamilton Scores!
Canada nets a win at women's world basketball championshipCTV News

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Canada falls to Australia in quarter-finals of FIBA women's world championship - Canada.com

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 04:06

Canada.com

Canada falls to Australia in quarter-finals of FIBA women's world championship
Canada.com
Australia's Rachel Jarry (R) vies for the ball with Canada's Kim Gaucher (L) during the 2014 FIBA Women's World Championships quarter final basketball match between Australia and Canada at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena on October 3, 2014 in Istanbul.
Canada eliminated by Australia at women's basketball worldsCBC.ca
Team Canada eliminated from women's world basketball championshipCTV News

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Only Yes-Means-Yes Passes; Texas Clinics Closed

Women's eNews - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 03:29
In California, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law, making it the first state to have a clear definition of when people agree to sex. Also this week, Texas is now able to begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in the state.

Change Those Diaper Rules; Once a Day Not Enough

Women's eNews - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 22:36
Lorena Gonzalez, a California legislator, wants to help women in poverty afford diapers. It's not a trivial issue, as pediatric researchers have recently found. Let's end crazy federal aid rules that lump diapers in with cigarettes and alcohol.

Greek Mythic Warrior Women Not Purely Imaginary

Women's eNews - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:08
Overwhelming evidence now shows that the Amazon traditions of the Greeks and other ancient societies were based largely on historical facts, says Adrienne Mayor in this excerpt from "The Amazons," which looks at these women in myth and history.

Go See Vanessa Lapa's Movie About Heinrich Himmler

Women's eNews - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:46
The Israeli filmmaker's horrifying study of Heinrich Himmler, architect of the Nazi extermination policy, is a must-see. On Oct. 3 comes the blockbuster "Gone Girl" and Joanna Lipper's "The Supreme Price," about political dangers in Nigeria.

Ladies Everywhere: Let's Get Registered and Vote

Women's eNews - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:19
The deadline for voter registration in many states is Oct. 6. Women face so many voting obstacles--legislated and not-- that it’s important we get registered and after that, turn out to vote.

Iceland announces UN conference on women and gender equality — and only ... - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:31

National Post

Iceland announces UN conference on women and gender equality — and only ...
National Post
The 1995 conference featured Clinton, then first lady, galvanizing global leaders with her now-famous declaration that “women's rights are human rights.” Nearly 190 countries adopted a platform to achieve equality for women, which has become the ...
Iceland announces men-only UN conference on women, gender equalityGlobalnews.ca
Men only: Iceland to lead conference on gender equality, no women invitedRT
Iceland Is Running a Gender-Equality Conference Without Any WomenTIME
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Baseball Champ Mo'ne Davis Is Tough Act to Follow

Women's eNews - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 03:52
The star pitcher's success in August is earning her a place in baseball's Hall of Fame for good reason. The pressures on girls to give up baseball around age 12 are major league. "I'd rather not be the odd-person-out on an all boys team," says one softball player.

Postmortem Fame, Public Shame for Black Mothers

Women's eNews - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:54
Black women are hardly ever on the cover of commercial publications or standing in front of television cameras with a sea of microphones in their faces unless they are famous actresses, entertainers, public figures--or their sons were murdered.

Dalit Stops Cleaning Dry Toilets, Becomes Leader

Women's eNews - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 22:12
Choti Bai has left the dehumanizing work behind and is helping other Dalit women follow her lead. Manual scavenging is illegal in India but activists estimate that over a million people, mostly women, are still caught in it.

Japan's Feminism Stumbles Over 'Comfort Women'

Women's eNews - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 21:28
Journalists, historians and publishers who try to tell the story of the Korean "comfort women" are being fiercely attacked while Japanese leaders deny the forcible recruitment of women to serve its army as sex slaves during World War II.
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