What’s Current: Body of two year old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette found, 22 year old man in custody

Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette

The body of two year old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette was found this evening in a rural area near Blairmore, Alberta. A 22 year old man has been arrested in connection with the death of the child and her father, Terry Blanchette.

Here is how to talk to little girls.

Badass, Jill Redwood, has been living off the grid for 30 years (video).

Two newborn babies taken from two Aboriginal women incarcerated in a B.C. prison, despite court ruling. “It is inhumane,” prison advocate Mo Korchinski told The Globe and Mail.

Kamilah Brock: Woman held in mental health facility because police didn’t believe BMW was hers. (This story is almost too horrific to believe. Brock was taken to a mental ward and forcefully injected with powerful sedatives and possibly sexually assaulted. All because the police didn’t believe that she could own a BMW.)

The hijab hasn’t protected women from sexual harassment in Iran.

“Growing in a Muslim country where the hijab is not mandatory, I have always been told: the hijab is there to protect women from men’s desire, because our body is ‘awra’ (intimate parts of the body that should be covered) that can spread ‘fitna’ (chaos) among men,” says Sahar, a 26-year old non-Iranian who has been studying in Tehran for a year. “But then I came to Iran, where hijab is mandatory, and I am still harassed in the streets. Men aggressively stare at me, talk to me, call me names. I feel naked, and worthless.”

 

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

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

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