Saturday, January 16, 2021
Assault on Abortion Rights

Republicans Plan Heavy Assault on Abortion Rights

Newly elected Republican legislators are gearing up for a new round of attacks on abortion rights
Sexual Violence Statistics

Intimate Sexual Violence Statistics

There is far more to sexual violence than just rape and a portion of it occurs within intimate relationships
March on Washington

Women of the World March on Washington

From Washington, to my hometown of Montreal, women are grabbing back

Angelina Jolie Pitt Op-Ed Sparks Right-Wing Criticism

The haters come out after Angelina Jolie's ovaries and fallopian tubes are surgically removed
Monica Lewinsky

The Real Tragedy of Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky is breaking her silence about her scandalous affair with President Bill Clinton in a self-written essay for Vanity Fair magazine. The magazine hits the stand May 13, but it has already set off a firestorm from both Republicans and Democrats.
Campus Sexual Assaults

The Truth About Campus Sexual Assaults

What is being done (and not being done) to halt the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses
men’s rights activists

A Feminist’s Response to Men’s Rights Activists

The women’s rights movement as I know it has been a slow, laborious process with many gains and many setbacks. I consider myself a feminist and I believe that women are still struggling to gain equality
ball and chain

Men: The Real Ball and Chain

A few days, Beyonce Knowles wrote an essay about gender equality being a myth and for men and women to come together and face reality. It really got me thinking about how men have become the ball and chain of our society.
March on Washington

Beyond the March on Washington

What good is a massive protest unless it's followed by more action?
#YesAllWomen

Who Says “No” to #YesAllWomen?

In the wake of Elliot Rodger's lethal and misogynistic rampage #YesAllWomen began trending on twitter. Powerful statements have been made about the horrors women regularly experience. It was eye-opening. Naturally, it was immediately attacked by the boorish and hateful.
Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct and the Culture War Between Left and Right

The Charlie Rose allegations are another front in a culture war that's splitting America down ideological lines
women's rigths

SCOTUS & Contraception: Strike Two For Women’s Healthcare

The plot thickens in the fight for women’s reproductive rights. The Supreme Court is at it again, this time with Contraception. The "Hobby Lobby" decision comes less than a week after another blow to women's healthcare options.
Prostitution in Canada

Will Prostitution in Canada Remain Decriminalized?

Prostitution in Canada is legal in itself, but there are laws against street soliciting, living on the avails of prostitution and keeping a brothel. All that might be about to change.
anti-abortion

Anti-Abortion Movement: How the Past Became the Present

How anti-abortion activists across the country are once again endangering the lives of women everywhere

Caitlyn Jenner’s Contradictory Conservatism

For Jenner to say that Hillary's record on woman's right is selfish and self serving is reproachable.
Female Pioneers

Fifteen Female Pioneers and their Contributions

A substantial female contribution to human knowledge

What If We Had No Word for Rape?

Changing the societal script may be the answer to an age old problem
Misogyny

Misogyny 101

Misogyny, according to Merriam-Webster, is "a hatred of women." That's it. Nothing subtle, just a hatred of women. Unfortunately, the word is often applied in situations where it's not really warranted.
McCullen v. Coakley

Why the Supreme Court got McCullen v. Coakley Wrong

The Supreme Court's recent ruling on McCullen v. Coakley is not only wrong, it has potentially created a danger for women seeking out services for reproductive rights.
Prison Inequality

Prison Inequality: Women and Race

Gender inequality isn't limited to wages, it's also alive and well in our justice system