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Why does the left want prostitution to be ‘a job like any other’?

The go-to perspective on prostitution from many progressives in Canada these days seems to be a fairly hard and fast vote for decriminalization or legalization. Even many of our beloved East Vancouver lefties  seem convinced that the most progressive position to take is one of ‘sex as work’, arguing that debates around prostitution should prioritize ...
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Sexual Assaults in Downtown Eastside Shelter Brings to Light Desperate Need for 24 Hour Safe Space for Women

This press release has been reprinted with the permission of Battered Women Support Services: For immediate release Women Respond to Sexual Assaults in Downtown Eastside Church Shelter While Shelter and City of Vancouver Ignore Reports Press Conference on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 11 am. 515-119 West Pender St (Vancouver, BC)  A coalition of women ...
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I don't want to silence anyone, I just refuse to hear you: Pamela Masik's (continued) silencing of Aboriginal Women's Groups

Just a quick update to elaborate on my post, written back in October, around the controversy surrounding Pamela Masik’s ‘The Forgotten’ in light of the recent cancellation of her exhibit by The Museum of Anthropology. Regardless of the fact that Masik most certainly is aware of who it is that has opposed the exhibition and ...
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Breaking news! White lady's voice hijacked by women from the DTES. Why won't they just shut up and let her help them?

I. just. can’t. even. I am a little behind on the news here, so please accept my apologies to those who have already been angry, and have perhaps moved on since then. Just recently this story was relayed to me by a prof, who was actually in attendance at a conference called “Absence, Silence, Action, ...
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