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Women’s March on Washington elicits solidarity from Labrador, St. John’s

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“This behaviour will not be tolerated amongst our leaders here in Canada,” says speaker during St. John’s event.

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St. John’s a mediocre place to be a woman

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While the gender gap may be narrowing in some areas, other trends are deeply troubling.

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Why SlutWalk matters

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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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Pride, visibility, and the blue uniform

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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.

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The Liberals’ new Independent Patronage Commission

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An independent appointments commission, as it’s currently proposed, will do more to mask existing problems than actually solve them.

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The Indy’s Top 15 of 2015

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See which articles and topics Independent readers cast an eye over most in 2015.

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Women are not a hazard to democracy

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Why is the prospect of unqualified females more terrifying than the status quo?

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Time for N.L. Liberals to take real action on gender equality

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Gender parity in cabinet would be a start.

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MUN introduces gender inclusive washrooms

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Students’ Union praises move, says province’s only university is setting an example for other public buildings and spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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A quarter century of struggle, celebration and Pride

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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.)

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A Vital step for human rights in N.L.

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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.

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St. John’s SlutWalk: We asked for it

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St. John’s residents demand an end to sexual violence, slut-shaming, victim-blaming, and rape culture. Photos by Jenne Nolan.

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On sexual violence, gender oppression and mental health

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“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.”

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Time to fix the childcare problem

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Childcare is an investment in our society’s future. Let’s start treating it like one.

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It’s the 21st century, and Easter is not about flags

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Government has more important things to be doing than considering whether to fly religious flags in this day and age.

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Cindy Gladue and the fight for a “fair justice system”

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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

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How long must the ink bleed?

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Challenges faced by women in the workforce show feminism is just as important now as ever

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The RNC recruitment ad: pretty film, marketing disaster

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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

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Trans*cending in/difference

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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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St. John’s 3rd best city in Canada to be a woman: report

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Well, sort of.

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