Our Sunday Links

Many of us, including myself, have found this week very difficult. I hope you take care of yourself.

Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, and the Things Men Do for Other Men

Kimberle Crenshaw writes that We Still Haven’t Learned From Anita Hill’s Testimony.

What took place on Thursday confirms that male indignation will be coddled, and the gospel of male success elevated. It confirms that there is no fair arena for women’s speech.

Ontario midwives won a “historic” victory in a groundbreaking pay equity case Monday, after a tribunal ruled the government’s failure to proactively monitor midwives’ compensation and regularly negotiate with them over it constitutes discrimination.” GUTS released a piece on this case this week on our blog.

Even though research has found that most legal clinics don’t have the support or resources to assist LGBTQ clients, Ontario Tories [are] withholding funding for LGBTQ legal clinic amid spending review. 

Writer Dionne Brand “isn’t interested in ‘corporate conversations’ about diversity and inclusion…Brand is trying to imagine an entirely new world, where freedom is real: ‘Fundamental change is what I’m after – a deep sense of being human.'”

Author Kavita Bhanot on why the literary world needs to “Decolonise, not Diversify“.

The People of Freetown: on African-American chef and author Edna Lewis.

Vivek Shraya chronicles the pain and beauty of growing up outside gender norms.

Toronto cop files complaint over years-long ‘barrage of sexist and racist comments’

Loving Cardi B doesn’t exempt one from the very systems that discard women like Cardi, except when they are needed to serve as a marker of self-centered liberalism. Anti-blackness doesn’t have to be as explicit or proud as the kind endorsed by the White House in order to be harmful.”

As Rental Prices Rise, Women Stay in Bad Relationships to Survive

Two poets with disabilities enter a landscape where they can be at home, and free.

Sara Mojtehedzadeh speaks in Canadaland’s The Last Labour Reporter.

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