What’s Current: Cherry Smiley says real change for aboriginal women begins with the end of prostitution

Inside the dark psychology of the male Internet commenter: “Men may be unlikely to acknowledge gender bias in order to maintain their own privileged position.”

What the hell are the Halifax police doing in the Dalhousie Dentistry Facebook scandal? They are calling for the female students targeted to “come forward” to “determine if there has been any criminal wrong-doing.” It all sounds backhandedly aggressive and accusatory towards the female students.

Canadian players in the FIFA Women’s World Cup are protesting getting stuck with cheap, artificial turf.

How the Sony hack illustrates the reality of the Gender Pay Gap.

The number of female directors in Hollywood has only decreased in the last 17 years. “Hell, you’ve practically got to be Angelina Jolie before they’ll even start talking about letting you direct something.”

Why Bill Cosby gets shunned but Woody Allen gets a TV deal with Amazon. (Related: The Jezebel satire of a Woody Allen pitch meeting is gold).

“Prostitution is part of the continuum of colonial male violence against aboriginal women and girls, telling us incorrectly that we are disposable in life and that predators can harm us without recourse. The end point of that continuum is the thousands of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls, an ongoing massacre that continues to tell us that we are disposable, even in death, with no official inquiry or accountability.”Cherry Smiley on “real change for aboriginal women.”


An American expatriate who fled to the wonderland of Canada, Susan Cox spends most of her time writing, reading, and cooking.

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Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.