What’s Current: Here’s hoping Canada’s new ‘feminist’ PM takes on male violence

Harper’s out, Trudeau’s in. Last year JT said it’s important to recognize that “prostitution itself is a form of violence against women,” yet he voted against Bill C-36 and has been pretty wishy-washy on the issue ever since. The man claims to be a feminist; let’s hold him to his word.

Women’s Equality Party in the UK comes out in favour of the Nordic Model.

Homecoming Queen bucks gender norms by not dressing up.

How doctors take women’s pain less seriously.

“Women are more likely to be treated less aggressively in their initial encounters with the health-care system until they prove that they are as sick as male patients… a phenomenon referred to in the medical community as ‘Yentl Syndrome.’”

Ongoing pain for female Irish victim sawed open during childbirth.

State’s abortion waiting period allows women to explore alternatives to making their own decisions. (via The Onion)

Dead woman hanging from fence mistaken for Halloween display.

Susan Cox

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