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No, Margaret Wente, all is not forgiven

Written By: | September 25, 2016

Margaret Wente says a recent trip to Fogo Island changed her view of Newfoundland. No, it hasn’t.

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The problem with the F-word: ‘Feminist’

By: | September 23, 2016

“If men want to reap the rewards of feminism, want to help out, we have to do more than just soak up kudos and make token gestures and preach to the choir. We have to speak to other men, we have to convince them.”

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Hundreds of people marched through the streets of St. John's on June 14 as part of the city's first SlutWalk. Photo by Jenne Nolan.

Why SlutWalk matters

By: | September 22, 2016

In 2016 victims of sexual violence still have to live through their trauma in a culture of slut-shaming and victim-blaming.

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Hundreds of people turned out for the 32nd Annual Take Back the Night march in St. John's on Sept. 16, 2016. Photo courtesy NL Sexual Assault and Prevention Centre.

Survivors can lead the way

By: | September 21, 2016

The case for survivor-led leadership in a society replete with physical and sexual violence.

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St. John's East MP Nick Whalen (left) and St. John's South--Mount Pearl MP Seamus O'Regan (right) lead a town hall discussion on electoral reform at Memorial University. Sept.  12, 2016. Facebook photo.

The many sides of electoral reform

By: | September 20, 2016

What are the chances the Liberal government’s electoral reform initiative will lead to the end of our first-past-the-post system?

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Sailing for freedom and solidarity

By: | September 10, 2016

Why I am sailing on the Women’s Boat to Gaza.

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"System Change, Not Climate Change". About 150 people demanded climate justice Sept. 21 in St. John's as part of the People's Climate March. Photo by Jenne Nolan.

Oil talk must include more discussion of privilege

By: | September 8, 2016

A recent panel discussion at Petrocultures 2016 needed to admit the harsh truth: The shift to a ‘green economy’ will be uncomfortable.

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Capitalism, feminism, and sex work

By: | September 6, 2016

In a capitalist society, no one is concerned about how empowering someone’s job is — unless it’s sex work.

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Labour Day is a battle cry

By: | September 5, 2016

When your employer wishes you Happy Labour Day, tell them to put their money where their mouth is.

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Sex Work: From inside the fishbowl

By: | August 31, 2016

Stigma in sex work is pervasive and painful for women in all areas of the sex industry. This needs to stop.

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