February 23, 2014
- On february 13 and 14, thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Canada to demand a National Public Inquiry into the more than 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. That same week, an Inuit women from Halifax named Loretta Saunders went missing. Her body was found this week near Hamilton, On. We mourn Loretta and all missing and murdered aboriginal women. Our thoughts are with Loretta’s community of friends and family.
- Since Black History Month should be every month, read about some incredible African American feminists you probably don’t already know about.
- Then download Butch Lee’s radical re-biography of Harriet Tubman and jailbreak out of white-washed history.
- Then get that sweet sweet Canadian content watching 13 NFB shorts by and about African-Canadians.
- THEN, get ready for international women’s day:
- Torontonians! Treat yourself to a night at the movies, feminist style. Tonight on the Danforth, pay what you can, followed by discussion with U of T gender and women’s studies professor Karen Kus. Then get ready to march with your sisters on Wednesday for public services and a $14 minimum wage.
- Vancouverites! Find IWD events in your town here.
- Everyone in between! Find events in your area by looking at this bullshit website sponsored by bp and scotiabank. WTF??
- Claire Dederer’s piece for The Atlantic on women sex memoirists explores the rambling, ambivalent monologue that comes hand-in-hand with female desire. Some sexy bits quoted!
- Guardian bloggers think that female pop stars aren’t masturbating for the male gaze anymore. Are you convinced?
- This week the world bank said some kind of obvious stuff that most women already know and experience about economic inequality. duh.
- Yet again, shame on Arizona. Shame on shaming sex work.
- And end with some powerful teachings from long-time Canadian activist, Julie Lafonde.