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Rape culture, en français…

Seen on Facebook, on a friend’s wall: “For me, rape is something women invented. As soon as a man gets urges, a woman should let him do it.” And the responses, on the right, respectively: “Rape isn’t anything serious, as … Continue reading

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When rape culture calls itself Justice, and the papers defend it as such

Many years ago, when I was a j-school student, I got interviewed by the Globe and Mail, for an internship I didn’t get. At the time, it was cause for some chagrin: a plum big-city reporting job, missed! What made … Continue reading

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A few random thoughts on the Ghomeshi fiasco

So. This happened. It’s not that I wasn’t expecting it to happen. Given the overall ineptitude of the Crown’s prosecution, and the ugly predilections of the judge as revealed in a previous (and very similar) case, it was pretty easy … Continue reading

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Quotable: Samantha Bee on untested rape kits

“Remember, local elections are a lot like rape kits. No one really wants to pay attention to them, but if you bother to open them up, you might just get rid of someone who’s been screwing everyone in town.”

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Quotable: Nina Simone on revolutionary “girl talk”

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Quotable: Annie Lennox on feminism

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Women vs. Daesh: Kurdish women fight back

What strikes terror into a terrorist’s heart? The voices of fearless Kurdish women! A one-hour documentary on the army that’s whupping Daesh’s ass straight to hell.

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Quotable: Dorothy Parker on feminism

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Quotable: Eduardo Galeano on Adam and Eve

In honor of International Women’s Day, the late great Uruguayan literary wizard has a few pertinent words for us all: “If Eve had written Genesis, how would the human race’s first night of love have been? Eve would have begun … Continue reading

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Clip ‘n’ Save: Some rape stats from France

“37% of the French think that the perpetrator of a rape is less responsible if the victim is wearing a sexy outfit. “20% think that ‘no’ often means ‘yes’. “30% of those between the ages of 18 and 24 say … Continue reading

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