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“Gaslighting too, more broadly, exists in Canada’s ongoing denial of the mistreatment of Indigenous peoples through the administration of the Indian Act and other legislation and policies. Any Indigenous woman who questions anyone who demeans her or a system that perpetuates violence against her is bound to be called difficult.” Emily Riddle on the gaslighting of Jody Wilson-Raybould

“Nobody likes being the person standing up in the room hearing the sighs and seeing the eye rolls. Nobody likes knowing what is being said behind your back, and knowing how many people dislike you for what you are doing. Nobody even likes when the moment for “I told you so” comes, because that “I told you so” is wrung from months or years of injustice and suffering that could have been avoided if people had listened or acted.” El Jones on organizing as a Black woman

Aamjiwnaang First Nation community organizer Vanessa Gray shares her experience protesting and being attacked by an audience member during a speech by Justin Trudeau.

“I never want to be seen as an equal to settler society.

Nor do I ever want to be seen as an equal in the eyes of the colonizer.

And I never want to be seen as “successful” within colonial systems.” Andrea Landry on the Indigenous Motherhood blog on finding success on her own terms

Missing, Murdered, but never forgotten: Abaki Beck on violence, colonialism and justice for Indigenous women in Bitch

Repeat after us: trans women are women. Got it? Great! Now go out there and celebrate International Women's Day by…

Posted by GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine on Friday, March 8, 2019

Direct Action Gets the Goods! A visual timeline of strikes in what is known as Canada from the Graphic History Collective

Finally, we got to talk to Flare Magazine about women supporting women, and what International Women’s Day means to us. Here’s some of our answer – what do you think?

“Support can look like recognizing that while women and feminized people share many experiences, solidarity means understanding that ‘being a woman’ looks different for every person, and finding ways to uplift and support women who don’t share your experiences.

Asking women to support other women is also too often a tactic used by white women to silence BIWOC, a defence mechanism that attempts to derail critiques of white feminism and paint BIWOC as mean, uncooperative or aggressive. If we truly want to support ALL women, finding ways that you can lend your privilege to support women with less privilege than you (while making sure that your support is wanted) is a great way to start. Listen to BIWOC. Listen to trans women. Listen to disabled women. Listen to poor women. There are tons of asks out there. Google is your friend!”

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