Posts Tagged "violence"

Canada Passes Prostitution Bill – C-36

Bill C-36, the Canadian government’s prostitution bill, passes The Conservative government’s prostitution bill – Bill C-36 – passed in the House of Commons by a 156-124 vote. http://openparliament.ca/bills/41-2/C-36/ In 2007, a case challenging Canada’s prostitution laws as unconstitutional resulted in the Supreme Court of Canada throwing out the laws...

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Carry That Weight

Carry That Weight

A Survivor’s Burden: Columbia Student Carries Mattress on Campus Until Alleged Rapist is Expelled A Columbia University senior who says she was raped on campus by a fellow student has launched an unusual act of protest. Emma Sulkowicz has vowed to carry a dorm room mattress with her everywhere on campus until her rapist is expelled or leaves campus on his own. Sulkowicz says she was raped in...

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Silencing Women

Silencing Women

Harper’s published a great cover story by Rebecca Solnit. CHECK it out. Share on Facebook

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Enough. It’s Time For a Boycott

Enough. It’s Time For a Boycott

also update from Noam Chomsky By Naomi Klein It’s time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa. In July 2005 a huge coalition of Palestinian groups laid out plans to do just that. They called on “people of conscience all over the world to...

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#YesAllWomen

#YesAllWomen

Maybe the tide is turning to link all the daily hate, abuse, and disrespect toward women with this young man’s horrific act. Females have a right to not live in fear of male violence and we mean YES ALL WOMEN. From the New Yorker BlogThe Power of #YesAllWomen Rebecca Solnit on the Santa Barbara Massacre & Viral Response to Misogynist Violence Santa Barbara is grieving after a...

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