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Unmasking Donny Dooley: Newfoundland’s Most Wanted Troll
For years, an anonymous Twitter account mocked accident victims, berated grieving parents, and terrorized women. Today the Independent removes his mask.
January 17, 2020
A modern harassment policy for the House of Assembly could help change the political culture of this province
Gina Gill and Nancy Peckford
July 13, 2018
Time to discuss ideas, not barriers: Women in St. John’s election
Candidates say while they face gender-based barriers to running for public office, during election campaigns isn't the time to focus on that. They want to…
August 31, 2017
The song that never ends: About men and women in tech
The recent "Google memo" reminds us that we need to start thinking about gender in STEM differently.
August 16, 2017
Women’s March on Washington elicits solidarity from Labrador, St. John’s
"This behaviour will not be tolerated amongst our leaders here in Canada," says speaker during St. John's event.
January 21, 2017
Navigating sexism within a class divide
Cathy Bennett recently came out about the unfair sexist harassment she received, but it’s a more tangled mess than it seems.
December 16, 2016
Local radio host “no longer employed” with station after sexist tweets
"You'd get more viewers if you were stripping," Coast 101.1 FM radio host Joel North told a young St. John's woman on Twitter.
September 24, 2016
The ‘burkini’: What will you be wearing to the beach this season?
When women are fined for what they wear, there is no freedom of choice.
August 29, 2016
Time to close the wage gap
Women in Newfoundland and Labrador are more likely to be university educated and substantially more employed than men in the province, yet face higher rates…
May 16, 2016
“Don’t be Trashy”: Unpacking St. John’s new recycling campaign
The City’s latest effort to encourage recycling reveals deeper issues with the way women are engaged in municipal politics and programming.
March 31, 2016
To Each Their Own
Canada’s legal system is sexist and broken
The Ghomeshi ruling is just the tip of the iceberg.
March 26, 2016
To Each Their Own
Why the nationalism debate needs to stop being dominated by white men
A recent panel on Newfoundland nationalism at MUN reveals the stale nature of the debate.
February 28, 2016
Living in the Ultimate Boys’ Club
No triumph over sexism and harassment is insignificant, as we recently saw in Spaniard’s Bay. But the fight against patriarchy is global — and it’s…
February 3, 2016