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    Mid-week round-up: JULY 23

    July 23rd, 2014     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

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    Q&A with Edge of East’s Jackie Torrens

    July 18th, 2014     by Anne Thériault     Comments

    Anne Thériault interviews documentary filmmaker Jackie Torrens about her latest work, Edge of East, which airs this Saturday on CBC Maritimes. The film, at its core, is about people who love what they love, whether it’s yodelling, Steampunks, or UFO enthusiasts. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round-up: July 16

    July 16th, 2014     by Jessica Hale     Comments

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    Mid-week ROUND UP: JULY 9

    July 9th, 2014     by Jessica Hale     Comments

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    Queering Sex Ed

    July 3rd, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Jackie Mlotek provides some excellent references for queering sex ed, because when it comes to our ongoing sexual education, we can learn from each other! She writes: “Who knows what teens need to know better than other teens, especially when they’re taught accurate information from other sources?” READ MORE

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    MID-WEEK ROUND UP: JUNE 18

    June 18th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 11

    June 11th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 4

    June 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round-Up: May 28

    May 28th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Making our headlines: Mid-week round up

    May 21st, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

    Welcome to the first edition of our news, arts and culture mid-week round up. Check out what’s been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

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    A Long Fight Ahead: 160 Girls Demand Justice in Kenya

    March 11th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Melissa Reiter It’s called the virgin cure - the pervasive myth that sex with a virgin will cure HIV/AIDS. The younger the virgin, the more potent the cure. In eastern Kenya, 160 Girls, all victims of rape, are determined to seek justice. The girls range in age from 3 to 17. Many of the girls were raped by family members and men in their own communities. Many were raped by HIV positive men because of … READ MORE

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    Proposed Russian Law Will Ban “Gay Propaganda”

    January 30th, 2013     by Anne Thériault     Comments

    On January 25th, Russia’s parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of drafting a law that would ban “gay propaganda.” In fact, of the 389 members of the State Duma (Russia’s lower parliament chamber), 388 supported the law. The proposed ban would have far-reaching consequences that range from removing queer characters from movies and television shows to making gay pride parades, and any other demonstrations supporting or celebrating gay rights, illegal. The law would also make it illegal … READ MORE

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    How we react to people who say rape jokes aren’t funny

    July 12th, 2012     by Julia Caron     Comments

    Trigger warning: this post contains mentions of rape. Trigger warning on comments in the link at Buzzfeed. It all started with a post called “So a Girl Walks into a Comedy Club….” shared on Tumblr July 10th. A person who normally uses her tumblr to share baking recipes instead decided to use that platform as a way to call attention to a more serious issue. An unnamed friend of hers was at a comedy club, and … READ MORE

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    Hold Ya Head: What will grab our attention after Jun Lin’s head is recovered?

    July 10th, 2012     by Raisa Bhuiyan     Comments

    I remembered Yoshihiro Hattori when I first read about the murder of Trayvon Martin this past March. Yoshihiro was a 16-year old Japanese exchange student who was fatally shot by a man in 1992 when he had knocked on his door in search of directions to a Halloween party. Upon his arrest, the killer Rodney Peairs claimed that he was only ‘defending’ his home from the ‘intruder’ who was ‘was acting in a menacing, … READ MORE

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    2011: A Shameless Retrospective

    December 20th, 2011     by Team Shameless     Comments

    What a year! People say that every year as they bid the previous one adieu but 2011 has been full of world events that have shocked and touched us. Worry is one of the words that comes to mind when we think about 2011. From worry over the economy to fretting about our political climate, it’s clear the past year was fraught with events that, despite the fast pace of our lives, has caused us … READ MORE

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    Indigenous Young Women National Gathering and Project! Nov 18th to 21st, Saskatoon

    August 10th, 2011     by Erin Konsmo     Comments

    The Native Youth Sexual Health Network and Girls Action Foundation are proud to announce the Indigenous Young Women Speaking Our Truths, Building Our Strengths national gathering and project! ALL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT: http://www.girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/special-projects/indigenous-young-women-speaking-our-truths-building-our-strength What is the project about? The Indigenous Young Women: Speaking our Truths, Building our Strengths project focuses on Indigenous young women’s leadership, empowerment, building solidarity amongst each other and stopping violence. The project will focus on skill sharing and facilitation, emphasizing the fact … READ MORE

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    On the Abolition of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women: Government Spin

    April 20th, 2011     by Beth Lyons     Comments

    As promised, I’m going to discuss how the NB government is spinning its decision to abolish the N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Warning: The content of this post may make you want to pull your hair out. Dizzying Spin #1: We’re not abolishing the Advisory Council! From the start, the government has said many times that it isn’t abolishing the Advisory Council, just defunding it. The government is actually actively taking issue … READ MORE

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    In defence of the Bic “legs that beckon” razor ad

    September 21st, 2010     by Anastasia Szakowski     Comments

    I received a blog tip last week from Jenni Sager, who encouraged Shameless to shed some light on the Bic razor ad that was running in many Canadian cities. In the ad, a leggy 50s-pinup-style woman is bending over and shooting us a confident smile with the overarching slogan: “For legs that beckon.” Sager, upset by what she viewed as the objectification of women, launched a petition called “Women Aren’t Objects,” writing: When I saw these advertisements … READ MORE

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    Gang-rape photos being shared on Facebook

    September 17th, 2010     by Anastasia Szakowski     Comments

    As I was writing an introductory post about how thrilled I am to be blogging for Shameless, I was overwhelmed with terrible news of gang-rape photos “going viral” on Facebook. According to the Globe and Mail, onlookers took photos of a drugged 16-year-old girl being raped by several men and boys at an outdoor rave east of Vancouver. The girl, who was conscious at the time, didn’t remember what happened until days later when she saw … READ MORE

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    Donations to Help Haiti

    January 15th, 2010     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    There’s a lot of information circulating from organizations accepting money for relief efforts in Port-au-Prince. Rather than going through giant communications corporations, why not donate directly to groups on the ground in Haiti? In my search for social-justice oriented organizations, I’ve come up with the women’s organization Madre and The Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. The Nation’s list of grassroots and progressive organizations is here. Where will you be donating? … READ MORE

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