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October 22nd, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

Illustrator: Erin McPhee

In case you missed it (how could you), this week included the final debate of the 2016 United States presidential race. Held in Las Vegas, the debate saw Donald Trump calling Clinton a “nasty woman” and Hillary Clinton dodging discussion of the Clinton foundation. Trump also threw in some entirely inaccurate and inflammatory (and **triggering) comments on abortion that have sparked discussion of late-term abortion in the US.

The Blue Jays lost, Toronto is very sad.

Bustle released their latest installment of their NSFWomen docuseries this week, telling the stories of homelessness and periods.

Indigenous communities in Northern Saskatchewan are reeling after a fourth young girl has taken her life. La Ronge set up an emergency operations centre to coordinate a response after the recent suicides and a holistic health team from Pelican Narrows is headed to the affected communities to offer support.

This week Broadly published an article about the racist and sexist history of keeping the side effects of birth control secret. Recently, more people have been talking about the correlation between the use of hormonal birth control and clinical depression following publication of a Danish study which found that people on hormonal birth control are significantly more likely to be prescribed antidepressants.

Marvel’s new superhero is a Syrian mother fighting to keep her children alive. Madaya Mom is a graphic novel available online now.

Head in to your weekend with the wise words of author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, describing how to raise a feminist daughter.

The Shamies are NEXT WEEK! Join us on Tuesday, October 25th at the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom in Toronto for laughs and drinks! Get your tickets here. Every dollar raised goes right back in to the magazine.

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