What’s Current: Advocate against forced sterilization, Leilani Muir, dies at 72

Image: CP/Edmonton Journal
Image: CP/Edmonton Journal

Leilani Muir, the first woman to successfully sue the Alberta government for forced sterilization under the Eugenics Act, dies at 72. 

The War At Home: documentary looks at Canada’s failure to help women flee partner violence:

“In Canada, a woman is murdered by her intimate partner once every 6 days. In Canada’s last decade, more women were killed by their partner than soldiers killed in Afghanistan.”

Hong Kong’s domestic workers are often treated like slaves. According to a Justice Center report, the danger for these women lies in the nature of domestic labor — how taking on a surrogate-wife-like role “can blur work-life boundaries and isolate them behind closed doors.”

New study: American teens like to appropriate homosexuality, with over 50 per cent claiming they are some form of LGB.

Caitlin Moran pens heartfelt open letter to troubled teenage girls: “You were not born scared and self-loathing.”

Every time this microbiology student is sexually harassed by men online, she adds an article on a female scientist to Wikipedia.

If you are in New York City, come to the SPACE International panel, “Prostitution: Shifting The Burden,” during the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women. Panel takes place Friday, March 18, 2016, 1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. at the Baha’i International Community (Suite 20), UN Office, 866 UN Plaza.

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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