Tag: Violence

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    The ‘No’ Comment: TRCC-MWAR Comments to the Media about the Jian Ghomeshi Trial

    February 8th, 2016     by deb singh     Comments

    The following contains the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape’s media statements. Trigger Warning for assault and rape READ MORE

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    The “Spring” of Women’s Movements in Brazil

    December 23rd, 2015     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    If you are following the latest political news from Brazil you may have noticed that women are taking the frontlines of the legislative battle to uphold their already limited sexual and reproductive health rights. The background of this process is not a new one. A conservative wave has taken over Congress and, unfortunately, many of the bills being proposed are intended to take away many of the current guaranteed rights, which has raised the … READ MORE

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    The Conversation…

    December 14th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    It’s a social experiment but we are making the blog series “Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent” into a column! So get ready for a monthly blog about all things Queer, Brown and Parenting! READ MORE

    CONTENT WARNNG: This blog includes personal information about family violence , domestic violence and child abuse. READ MORE

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    Nirbhaya: The Shattering of Silence on Gendered Violence

    November 5th, 2015     by Naz Afsahi     Comments

    CONTENT WARNING: This blog contains references to gendered violence. As someone who works in the arts, I have always questioned the role ‘art’ plays in our lives. Especially as a theatre artist, I question what is the role of theatre in society? I see performance as part of our everyday lives. We perform our relationships to each other, which are based and impacted by power dynamics that already exist. Theatre, in particular, is a space in … READ MORE

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    35th annual Take Back the Night

    September 17th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape and Black Lives Matter – Toronto are pleased to announce the 35th annual Take Back the Night happening on Saturday September 26th, 2015 at Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St. West). This year’s theme is: “All Black Lives Matter: Black Communities Take Back the Night” This year’s theme speaks to the anti-Black racism centering the experiences of Black women, Black queer and trans people along the gender … READ MORE

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    My Past, My Parents, My Pain: How My Own History Affects My Parenting

    September 10th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    It’s a social experiment but we are making the blog series “Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent” into a column! So get ready for a monthly blog about all things Queer, Brown and Parenting! READ MORE

    CONTENT WARNNG: This blog includes personal information about family violence , domestic violence and child abuse. READ MORE

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    MID-WEEK ROUND UP: AUGUST 12

    August 12th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: July 23

    July 23rd, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

    Check out what’s making been making our headlines this week. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: July 15

    July 15th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    What is behind the current wave of online misogyny?

    June 25th, 2015     by Natasha Leite     Comments

    Disclaimer: In order not to foster hate speech or give these groups more publicity I will not name them in this article. However, that information is readily available and any internet search with the main themes in this article will lead you to their page or the main proponents of. Some days it feels like the Internet is made of equal parts cat pictures and hate. Which is a shame, because I quite like cats. In … READ MORE

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    Gender Division in the Movement

    June 23rd, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    Most recently I read two articles that spoke to the fact that once a movement focuses on one set of victims/survivors of sexual violence, that movement must be excluding the other victims/victims.
 First, Angela Mullins wrote in Metro views on May 26th that she wanted to start a men’s movement. This was because she believed that the movement to end sexual violence and the newest campaign by the province of Ontario ‘It’s Never Okay’ excludes men … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: June 18

    June 18th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    The Mayweather Spectacle: What the ‘Fight of the Century’ Tells Us About Violence Against Women

    May 14th, 2015     by Maria Arseniuk     Comments

    On May 2, 2015 McCarran airport became “the richest runway in the world” as roughly 100 private planes totaling $1.5 billion in value lined the Las Vegas airport tarmac, wing to wing. The event that drew unprecedented crowds, temporarily closing the airport, was the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand. The match, with a record number audience of 400 million and a $300 million payout, was dubbed “The Fight of the Century.” Pacquiao is an eight-division world champion. Mayweather is the undefeated, five-division world champion with eleven world titles. He is also a known abuser. READ MORE

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat, #BlackLivesMatter, “It Could Have Been Me” and Activism as Art for and by Bla

    May 4th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    _TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS INFO ON VIOLENCE _ Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was a famous artist from New York City (NYC) in the early 1980’s. He was a young, Black man, who started spray painting graffiti in his teens and early 20s, and later moved on to create huge and complex paintings. His art is now critically acclaimed, referenced in Jay-Z songs, and there is no doubt that Basquiat was … READ MORE

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    Bigger Than Tragedy

    March 18th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS INFO ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND LINKS THAT DESCRIBE VIOLENT ACTS AGAINST CHILDREN. READ MORE

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    Review: Girlhood (Bande de filles)

    March 12th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    In one of my favourite classes I took last year, my professor told us a story about her then toddler aged son. His hair was long and he wore it in a braid, and some of the other kids at the daycare asked him if he was a girl or “why he had long hair like a girl”. He responded sombrely, “There are many ways to be a boy in this world”. I tell this … READ MORE

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    Violence in Music Vides

    November 19th, 2014     by Rachel Geiger     Comments

    Rachel Geiger takes a look at violence in some current popular music videos. Looking at Maroon 5’s “Animals” and Lil John and DJ Snake’s “Turn Down For What” we see some disturbing examples of rape culture. READ MORE

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