July 26, 2014

  • On August 6th, the city of Toronto’s budget committee will be reviewing the proposal to fund 24-hour drop-in spaces for women. Find out what you can do to help make sure this request passes here
  • Similarly, the lack of sexual health services and abortion clinics in the Canadian maritimes continues to give rise to huge concerns. Find out how the serious lack of these services in rural Nova Scotia is affecting everyone.
  • Maya Mikdashi on the gendering of Israel’s war on Gaza: “To insist on publicly mourning all of the Palestinian dead, men and women and children—at moments of military invasion and during the everyday space of occupation and colonization— is to insist on their right to have been alive in the first place”
  • Summer jams alert: today’s the last day to stream Jenny Lewis’s new album, The Voyager for free on NPR.
  • Nina Power’s brilliant piece on the history of feminism in the digital age: “Internet feminism has opened up modes of interpretive experience that were previously obscured or partial for many: I include myself in this grand pedagogical experiment. Long may it continue, and those who seek to stop it will not succeed: feminist information, you could say, wants to be free.”


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