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These candid nude portraits of men are fighting body shaming in the LGBT community

Hook-up culture generally is pretty shallow.<p>Apps are designed to be a kind of internet-shopping-dating-experience, where you go by looks rather than …

It’s Not Class, It’s Race: Why America Can’t Move Forward Until It Addresses the Racial Wealth Gap

We don’t tend to look at the wealth gap as a form of violence, even though it’s certainly rooted in it.<p>Take the massacre in Wilmington, N.C.<p>The 1898 …

First Nations seek to raise Canada's rent after 150 years of $4 payments

When the fur-trader-turned-politician William Benjamin Robinson pulled up to the shores of the river that links Lake Superior and Lake Huron in 1850, his mission was clear: he was to gain access to as much of the vast territory around him as possible.<p>Acting on behalf of Queen Victoria, Robinson …

Canada

Trump was sued for blocking his critics on Twitter. His lawyers say the courts can’t tell him how to use his account

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump can block his critics from following him on Twitter without violating the First Amendment despite a lawsuit’s …

Donald Trump

Why women may fear speaking out about workplace sexual harassment

ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis and Dan Abrams and Marisa Guthrie of The Hollywood Reporter discuss how women may fear retaliation for speaking up and what …

Sexual Harassment

This Video Shows The Power And Pain Of Little Girls All Over The World

If you only watch one thing today – no, if you only watch one thing this month – then make it this new Global Girls film featuring little girls …

These are the subtle things you might not have realised can be sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual misconduct in the workplace is once more a hot topic, especially in light of Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein being dismissed from his …

Things a woke feminist man should know

Just being a woman existing in this world requires emotional labour that goes unseen and unappreciated. Some feminist men, those who are anti-rape …

The black man beaten at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville now faces a felony charge

Deandre Harris was participating in a counterprotest to the white nationalists' "Unite the Right" rally in August when a clash broke out in a parking garage near the University of Virginia campus.<p>Video of the incident shows Harris on the ground being violently kicked and beaten with poles by …

It's time to criminalise the street harassment of children and young people

I was walking … to school on my own … all of a sudden this car drove by on the main road and some guy stopped at the red light, wound down his …

Bias Against Girls Starts in Fourth Grade

Parents of girls, you aren't going to like this.<p>As a mom of a fourth grade girl, I was more-or-less sickened to come across a study claiming that bias against girls begins this early. That's right; at the tender age of 9 or 10, our daughters are already falling victim to certain stereotypes about …

Intersectionality? Not while feminists participate in pile-ons

Despite mainstream western feminism’s claims to embrace them, it is becoming apparent that the radical origins of terms like “identity politics”, “women of colour”, and, in particular, “intersectionality” – which were concerned not only with race but with overturning all forms of exploitation …

Feminism

Why Canada’s ‘best’ health-care system just got ranked last — again

Because liberal Americans see us, in this age of Trump, as an oasis of sanity in a worldwide desert of populism, The New York Times is doing more …

Health Care

Turns Out The Great Barrier Reef Can Actually Heal Itself, But We Have to Help It

Science to the rescue!<p>The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from recent unprecedented coral bleaching events. But the answer to part of its recovery …

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Wind is one of the cleanest energy sources available, and the US is sitting next to a gold mine. A new study has found that wind speeds over the …

We Need to Have a Conversation About White People

In the 241 years of America’s existence, we have purposely ignored the important topic that lingers over this country’s constant pursuit of …

Here and there: Our past is our future – discovering roots

Seeing a four-year-old taking care of his two-year-old brother and witnessing a six-year-old looking after the family’s sheep took some time to …

How Topless South African Women Are Embodying Resilience

Mansplaining in Mexico: Here's what women thought of an all-male panel on feminism

Many people in Mexico expressed outrage on social media after a flyer advertising an upcoming discussion on feminism showed a panel made up entirely of men.<p>The debate, due to be held on Oct. 11 in Mexico City, was organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s humanities faculty.<p>Titled …

Feminism

Hugh Hefner’s vision with Playboy not only degraded women, it also dehumanized men

Hugh Hefner: liberator of women’s sexuality, or glorified pimp who commercialized the sexualization of women? That’s been the big debate since the death of the Playboy founder.<p>I’m in the latter camp, but let’s not forget that it’s not just women who suffered from Hefner’s vision. Hefner’s …

Hugh Hefner

A congressman's unbearable hypocrisy on abortion

<b>(CNN) —</b> When is abortion OK even for the most vociferous pro-lifer? When that person needs one, of course.<p>The latest iteration of this old hypocrisy: US Rep. Tim Murphy, R- Pennsylvania, a "pro-life" congressman and sponsor of a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, who also, texts suggest, encouraged …

Feminism

Slutty women don’t end up single and alone, actually

opinion<p>Lifestyle reporter, feminist and sex writer<p><b>I am a respectable married lady.</b><p>And before I was a respectable married lady, I was a bit of a …

Wall Street

Men Are Committing Sexual Assault By "Stealthing"

<b>Update:</b> On Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Ro Khanna and Carolyn Maloney sent a letter to a congressional committee, pushing for a hearing to discuss …

Meet the woman who takes selfies with street harassers

Being harassed on the street is an all too frequent occurrence for most women.<p>And often when it happens, it’s hard to know how best to react. Should …

‘It was textbook’: How Edmonton Police masterfully prevented a mass casualty terrorist attack

It’s entirely possible that Edmonton could have been the victim of the worst Canadian terrorist attack since the 1985 Air India bombing. On a night …

Extremism

Trudeau erases Jews from the Holocaust, again

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has now failed twice, in 20 months, to mention Jews in commemorating the Holocaust.

Israel

Naming Ourselves

Before first contact on Turtle Island, we Native peoples were simply ourselves. We, of course, had identities, the names by which we knew, and still …

Canada

Sikh politician once verbally attacked by anti-Muslim woman in viral video becomes first person of color to lead major political party in Canada

After the heckler accused him of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and working to impose Sharia law, Singh responded by repeatedly telling the woman, "We love you."<p>"You know growing up as a brown-skin, turbaned, bearded man that I've faced things like this before," Singh told the audience. "There's …

Young people suffer from a lack of practical skills

<b>More than half of 18- to 24-year-olds don't know how to set up utility bills.</b><p>When my sister hired a young teenager to work in her pizza and bagel …

When white sports fans turn on black athletes

At the start of the 2014 National Football League season, the Baltimore Ravens unveiled a statue of their star linebacker Ray Lewis outside the team’s stadium. During his 17-year career, Lewis had been named All-Pro seven times, made the Pro Bowl a dozen times, and led the Ravens to two Super Bowl …

Rights & Freedoms