July 18, 2014
- Congratulations to Reproductive Justice New Brunswick for meeting your fundraising goal! Hopefully this means that the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton — New Brunswick’s only public reproductive health clinic — will remain open for a while longer. Until New Brunswick gets its shit together, anti-choice legislation will continue to make it difficult, embarrassing, and prohibitively expensive for women to receive abortions in New Brunswick. SHAME.
- Several B.C. First Nations, including the Tsilhqot’in, Haida Nation, Gitxaala, and Kwikwetlem launched at least nine court challenges to try to block Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. They will argue the proposed pipeline and its recent approval by the federal government is a constitutional violation of their aboriginal land rights in their respective territories, particularly in light of the Supreme Court of Canada victory last month by the Tsilhqot’in First Nation.
- Mimi Khúc writes for Briar Patch on the radical notion that mothers are actually whole humans!
- This is right up our alley: a Canadian Feminist summer reading list by Elle Beaver! Get yer Margie Atwood on, Ladies!
- For all you podcast feminists, check out this interview with Jacobin blogger Laura Tanenbaum on her development as a feminist and radical and the social and political resonance of 90s movies like Fight Club.
- And while you’re listening to stuff, check out this history and analysis of popular conceptions of the abortion, put out by Bitch Magazine.
- Rebecca Traister makes a smart contribution to the (somewhat inane?) internet shitstorm about the 42-year-old-women-are-hot thing.
- Everyone’s favourite Star Trek Feminist Jarrah Hodge on why she’s ineligible for public office. Ummm, we love you!
- Also, that guy who coined the term ‘manic pixie dream girl’ spells out his feminist critique in Salon.