“This behaviour will not be tolerated amongst our leaders here in Canada,” says speaker during St. John’s event.
While the gender gap may be narrowing in some areas, other trends are deeply troubling.
In 2016 victims of sexual violence still have to live through their trauma in a culture of slut-shaming and victim-blaming.
The controversy over police presence at the St. John’s Pride parade has revealed more about the politics of solidarity than some of us wanted to know.
An independent appointments commission, as it’s currently proposed, will do more to mask existing problems than actually solve them.
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Gender parity in cabinet would be a start.
Students’ Union praises move, says province’s only university is setting an example for other public buildings and spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador.
As unprecedented numbers marched in St. John’s annual Pride parade Sunday, participants past and present reflect on LGBTQ struggles, achievements and the road ahead. (With files from Hans Rollmann.)
Legislative changes are coming that will allow some people in the province to correct erroneously certified gender markers on their birth certificates and other government-issued identification.
St. John’s residents demand an end to sexual violence, slut-shaming, victim-blaming, and rape culture. Photos by Jenne Nolan.
“People feel that they can’t safely disclose to anyone the violence that they have experienced and repress it, try to live with it, internalize it, blame themselves for it, and learn that it’s how the world is and it’s what they deserve, until that kind of internal toxicity becomes too much to bear.”
Childcare is an investment in our society’s future. Let’s start treating it like one.
Government has more important things to be doing than considering whether to fly religious flags in this day and age.
On Thursday St. John’s will join nationwide demonstrations calling for justice in a recent Edmonton murder trial, and to strengthen the call for women’s rights and a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women
Challenges faced by women in the workforce show feminism is just as important now as ever
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s new recruitment ad backfires in all the worst ways, and undermines a lot of really good work they’ve done recently
The LGB and Trans rights movements have evolved both together and separately. Pride Week is an opportunity to celebrate and discuss the similarities and differences shared by members of each
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