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Racism in SPVM?

To me there is clear racism in the SPVM. Otherwise, how would you explain that Aboriginal women are 11 times more likely to be arrested by the SPVM? Independent researchers released a report earlier this month showing that the Police Department of the City of Montreal (SPVM) has arrested seven times more indigenous people in... Continue Reading →

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Privilege is not linear

White privilege is real. Patriarchy is real. Straight privilege is real. Privilege is not linear. It overlaps and intersects. Although Patriarchy is very real and oppresses all women, it does not erase the racial privilege that white women have.  It highlights the inherent gendered nature of  all forms of oppression. The thing about privilege is that... Continue Reading →

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an international memorial day held on 27 January. The goal is to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. The fact that that many of our youth don't even know this because it isn't properly taught in schools is pretty sad.... Continue Reading →

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21st marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please don't forget to care about race on the 364 days that aren’t Martin Luther King Jr. day. A lot of things were legal before people took a stand and refused to accept status quo, let's stand firmly on the right side of history this time. That's... Continue Reading →

Speak out

Women constantly make themselves smaller in the face of violence, or to try and avoid violence. If you have to hide, I understand and I honour any steps you need to take for your safety. The rest of us need to speak out for those who can't do it themselves. Hiding is not how we... Continue Reading →

Women are living human beings

There is such an intensive pressure to correspond to the standards. As if, to be entitled to a strict minimum of respect, women have to at least fit in the mould in terms of appearance, weight and fashion. Women are living human beings. They are not property or dolls to be told what to wear... Continue Reading →

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