February 8th, 2015
- Next Saturday, Valentines Day, memorial services and marches will take place in 13 cities to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women: “The February 14th Women’s Memorial March is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our beloved sisters, remember the women who are still missing, and to dedicate ourselves to justice. Please join us.”
- New fiction from the exceptional Toni Morrison.
- Leave it to Oakland to spawn the greatest girls club ever: The Radical Brownies.
- No One Is Illegal activist and Canadian Hero Harsha Walia on immigrant health and social power.
- NYC schools suspend girls of colour ten times more often than white girls. Wonder what the Canadian numbers look like…
- A kind of sad and very long portrait of mens’ rights group leader Paul Elam. Spoiler alert: he’s an asshole!
- A very cute lil feminist comic by Mariko Tamaki and Gillian Goerz.
- Thank you Colorlines for bringing our attention to this fascinating infographic of changing race categories in US censuses (is censuses really the plural of census?).
- This week marks the anniversary of Toronto’s bath house raids. Read our own Craig Jennex’s history of the raids, often referred to as Canada’s Stonewall.
- This Valentine’s day, take a feminist walking tour in Ottawa, why don’t ya! Hosted by Planned Parenthood Ottawa.
- A landmark study on gender equality among religious minorities in Canada sharply disputes the stereotype that Muslim women are more repressed by men than other groups of immigrants.
- The Cut’s Ann Friedman on last Sunday’s feminist Super Bowl ads.
- This post is specifically for our editor Nadine, who loves dem funny ladies.