Kinnie Starr On Stands Now
Feeding the Fires of Change

For the last three years, Canadian singer-songwriter Kinnie Starr has been on a slow path of recovery from a severe brain injury she experienced following a car accident. Starr doesn’t remember much from that day back in April 2015, but the accident continues to affect her day-to-day life, including her work as a musician.

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How Rape Kits Have Failed Women  by Andrea Quinlan

Ever since it was first dubbed “Ontario’s most successful rapist trap” in a Toronto Star article in 1984, the sexual assault evidence kit has been heralded as a tool to improve survivors’ access to care and justice. However, there is growing evidence that sexual assault kits rarely works in survivors’ interests.


Sexual Assault: Where Do We Go From Here?  by Janet Nicol

The Jian Ghomeshi trial last year touched off a national debate about the legal rights of women who have experienced sexual violence.  As a result, legal experts and activists are now calling for a host of legal reforms, changes to justice protocols and greater support for women’s crisis centres.


Last Rights: Women and Assisted Dying  by Jocelyn Downie

In the early 1990s, Sue Rodriguez challenged Canada’s Criminal Code prohibition on assisted dying. The 42-year-old, who was living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), fought for the right to end her life at a time of her choosing with the aid of a physician. She believed the ban infringed on her right to liberty and security of the person as well as her right not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, and her equality rights.


Commentary
#MeToo, feminism in Canada
This is What a Revolution Looks Like
by Penni Mitchell

The honours continue to pour in for activists bringing about a sea change in the fight against sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual atrocities during war.

In January, the American women who blew the whistle on Harvey Weinstein and...


joanna chiu
Calling Out Sexpats
by Joanna Chiu

Growing up in a Vancouver suburb with a very diverse population, I remember a few racist taunts on the playground, but they were few and far between.

Ironically, it was only when I moved to Asia that I began encountering serious...


Ayuesha Mian Akram Guest Column
Refashioning Fashion
by Ayesha Mian Akram

As a Muslim woman who practices hijab—the wearing of modest clothing and covering my hair—I spend a lot of time navigating. I navigate the politics of being a Muslim woman in Canada and the politics of finding modest, yet
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feminist humour, manspreading, male privilege
The Scourge of Manspreading
by Lyn Cockburn

I’m supposedly a funny feminist. Even my psychiatrist said, “You are really funny. Why don’t you do stand-up comedy?”

“Anxiety,” I said, omitting the “that’s bloody well why I’m here...