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Gerard Stanley, the Saskatchewan farmer who killed Colten Boushie, was acquitted  of second-degree murder by an all-white jury on Friday. The family plans to appeal the decision, and to use the case to push for reform to a racist justice system. You can donate to support Boushie’s family here, and while a number of the many actions in support of justice for Colten happened yesterday, you can find out about further actions here.

When I was 18, I drove my friend's truck into a snowbank in a field in the middle of the night. We were joyriding,…

Posted by Tenille Campbell on Friday, February 9, 2018

Tanya Talaga, who wrote the must-read Seven Fallen Feathers, has a thread on the broken justice system that contributed to this acquittal.

CanLit has a sexual harassment problem

A feminist history of death work 

Writers of colour are making their own canon

Our relationships keep us alive: let’s prioritize them in 2018

A heartbreaking short doc about Delroy, a migrant farm worker from Jamaica who has spent six months of the past 30 years leaving his family to work in Canada:

I don’t know about you, but I find February to be a very tough month, and Louise Erdrich’s “Advice to Myself” is helping me cut through some of the bullshit:

“Recycle the mail, don’t read it, don’t read anything
except what destroys
the insulation between yourself and your experience
or what pulls down or what strikes at or what shatters
this ruse you call necessity.”

Femmes of Colour is a safe haven against toxic masculinity

I spent two years trying to fix the gender imbalance in my stories

After many years, provincial investigators have confirmed the presence of mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows 

Serious sex battle: the myth of Wonder Woman

A collection of poems, articles and podcasts for Black History Month – this section from Citizen makes the lungs seize up, and this poem by Khadijah Queen was a revelation.

Ai-Jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Worker’s Alliance on family care and working with others.

Queering the Map is a community-generated mapping project that geo-locates queer moments, memories and histories in both cyber and physical space. Add your own queerest moments!

“What Roiphe is doing here is a tic of the powerful, the one that Tortorici has noted coming from men: mistaking the right to speech for the right to unquestioned authority.” Rebecca Traister on Katie Roiphe and the complex and nuanced conversations that she’s missing.

Lou Cornum on White Magic

Very Important Gif History

Shared resources on self care and collective care

5 Torontonians imagine Black futures

adrienne maree brown on finding pleasure through triggers

The one piece of good news I have to share today is that we’ve come to the end of the Persephone period, and the days are truly getting longer. We can do this.

Did you miss Morgan M Page’s very funny and very practical advice on making strap-ons sexy? Catch up!


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