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Jian Ghomeshi is sorry, you guys.

Hey, everyone. Not feeling well tonight, so this is gonna be quick. Jian Ghomeshi has apologized to, er, one of his victims, anyway: “I want to apologize to Ms. Borel for my behaviour towards her in the workplace,” Ghomeshi said … Continue reading

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Politicize the Fort Mac fire? Yes, PLEASE.

Alanis Obomsawin, more relevant now than ever. So, I hear all kinds of rumblings to the effect that we “shouldn’t politicize” the forest fires in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta. That it’s “insensitive” to the people of the town, who … Continue reading

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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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