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April 5th, 2015

  • The real possibility for hope comes from the many across the country who came out on Thursday to honour and mourn Cindy’s life, and those of other murdered women, and in doing so, are creating alternatives to the forms of ‘justice’ our Conservative government imposes on us. This roundup features some of the important Indigenous voices who are speaking about what justice can mean within this system, and to the broader implications of this case. Please spend some time with this very important reading.
  • From Texas, a narrative of deep and disturbing violence against two sex workers, and their ongoing resistance. Read on to learn about and support their fight for sex workers’ rights!
  • Congratulations to Jack Saddleback, just elected as the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union president!
  • Canadian women are leaving the workforce in significant numbers, and this is a real problem. Why is it happening? It’s significant that the decreases are happening especially in traditionally male-dominated industries, where “despite all the promotion of women in non-traditional occupations, Canada’s workforce became even more divided by sex last year”. Check out the GUTS blog next week for more on this topic!
  • What happened when Harper killed the long form census? (Nothing good)
  • “Black people are “known to police” simply for existing—we are over-documented in every single Toronto neighbourhood, regardless of its location, average income, or racial diversity.” Stop racial profiling in Toronto.
  • “To be a black woman and genius, is to be perpetually owed.” #BBHMM on repeat
  • “I always think, when people say that they’re anti-porn, it’s not the sex that they’re offended by, it’s all of the baggage that we put on it. Like they don’t want to see a movie called Dumb Asian Sluts 5. The actual sex acts aren’t as offensive but when you put it in that context, it becomes offensive. I think if you have more sex-positive porn, then I think we’re all going to be a little more healthy.”
    Great interview with Njaila Rhee.
  • “I tilt my head back and carefully toss my hair over my right shoulder in the way I have seen my younger sister do. I realize I know one more thing about her than I did before—what it feels like to do this and why you would. It’s like your own little thunderclap.“Scared of you,” John says. “You’re flawless.”A gorgeous piece by Alexander Chee on drag in Guernica.

 

 Image: Justice for Cindy Gladue in Edmonton/Erin Marie Konsmo

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