What’s Current: New justice minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, tasked with updating Canada’s prostitution laws

Jody Wilson-Raybould
Jody Wilson-Raybould

New Justice Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, charged with the task of re-writing Canada’s prostitution laws. Here’s to rallying for improved legislation — not full decriminalization. (Okay, can we celebrate a little bit — or a lot — that our new Justice Minister is an Indigenous woman?)

Trudeau lives up to his promise to appoint cabinet ministers at gender-parity. Read the full list here.

Battered Women’s Support Services weighs in on new cabinet. (It’s been a Canadian politics kinda day.)

Suzanne Moore laments the one-upmanship of the millennial approach to gender and the understanding of oppression:

“The current preoccupation with being on the sexual edge and yes, call me a Terf or a Swerf or my own term Smurf (Some Made-Up Radical Feminist) if you like, but I don’t just check my privilege, I check our history. Because if sex is just something you do rather than something you are, then it is way easier to play with gender. Yet it has become so muddled that every identity must be proclaimed in a hierarchy of grievance.”

New study claims that men who do more housework have more sex… So, sexy perks make equal domestic labour worth considering?

And now for something totally different, here’s the six best books on feminism according to Gloria Steinem.

Jess Martin
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.

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  • Lucia Lola

    (Okay, can we celebrate a little bit — or a lot — that our new Justice Minister is an Indigenous woman?)

    I say, damn right we can. WOO!

  • Meghan Murphy

    Not if feminists have any say in the matter…

    • Lucia Lola

      Here, here!

  • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

    Smurf, brilliant! I have a feeling I’ll be using that one often!