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All the abusive men I've known seemed super nice at first

It’s true. I’ve known more than one abusive man in my day. Some I knew intimately and some were only acquaintances. You know, just friends of friends. Some men still think it’s…

Crazysexycancer!!

YAY! Ladies dressed up as Playboy bunnies stopping cancer with sexxxxxiness!     Ugh. But seriously. Do we have to go over this every year? I don’t know that people who have…

Gloria Steinem supports the Nordic model

Gloria Steinem recently gave a talk in New Delhi about prostitution and trafficking. Again defying that old trope, forever pushed by advocates for the full decriminalization and/or legalization of prostitution, that pretends…

Live life to the fullest! Buy Nike!

This post has nothing to do with feminism specifically, but all sorts of things to do with douchebaggery, so it gets a pass. This video, “Make it Count” has been making the…

The Latest in Bedford v Canada: What does it mean?

This is a guest post by Laura Johnston, re-printed with permission of the author and originally published at The F Word. Laura is a law student who worked for Janine Benedet, counsel for…

Safer strolls: A new, progressive way to blame the victim?

You want to talk victim-blaming? Ok. Let’s talk victim blaming. The Toronto Sun published an article on March 11th entitled: “Helping Hookers Stay Safe” which looked at a project called the safer…

Transcript: Meghan Murphy interviews Shira Tarrant

This interview was transcribed by Ernesto Aguilar and was originally published at his site: People of Color Organize! This post was reprinted with permission. This is a flash transcript of an interview…

Occupy Valentine's Day

Most of my love stories end with me feeling like I put a whole lot of energy into trying to build something out of nothing. Lust turns to love so easily and…

Who does decriminalization leave out?

This article was originally written for and published in Sister Outsiders, issue #4: What you won’t hear inside the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.   Decriminalization is touted, by many, as the…