Articles Tagged ‘Feminism’

  • A feminist case for Basic Income: An interview with Kathi Weeks


    Making connections between the demand for basic income in a national context and the demand for more open borders is particularly important with a reform like basic income which, like many other reforms, risks becoming a kind of enclave benefit that could then help to fuel anti-immigrant sentiments and support for even more controls on cross-border travel and immigration.

  • Women’s liberation, everyone’s liberation


    The slogan of freedom hit very hard at the attempts to control women in their private spaces. It was a slogan being raised in the context of freedom on the streets, but then it soon became about freedom from the father, from control inside the home, from being told who you can marry and who you can’t.

  • Socialist Feminism in the 21st Century


    Socialist-feminist politics offers a unique perspective for organizing in the 21st century. Socialist-feminists’ commitment to self-organization supports organizational structures that are non-hierarchical and democratic and therefore more inclusive.

  • Manitoba women were first to win right to vote 100 years ago

    Social Movements

    A hundred years ago this week, the first group of women in Canada won the right to vote after a decades-long battle. It happened in Manitoba on January 28th, 1916; other provinces eventually followed suit. Michael Enright speaks with Joan Sangster about this little-known and seldom-taught chapter of Canadian history.

  • No One Is Free Until All Are Free


    It means recovering the capacity for awe and reverence for the sources that sustain life. Once we stand up for this ethic of life, once we include all people, including girls and women, as an integral part of this ethic, we can build a resistance movement that can challenge the corporate forces that if left in power will extinguish us all.

  • Ghomeshi Redux: Where do we go from here?


    Now that Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with five criminal offences, including sexual assault and choking, what can we learn from this case, and more importantly – what can we do to make sure this does not continue to happen?

  • CD and Feminism: Chronicle of a Movement Defining Itself

    Over its 50 years, Canadian Dimension featured some of Canada’s most well-known and thought provoking feminists, activists and scholars, the majority of whom straddled the line between academia and activism. This was fitting for a magazine that has made such a dedicated effort to mobilize knowledge in ways that activists can use in their struggles.

  • Building a Movement With Love and with Rage

    While clearly we did not solve oppression at the gathering (shucks!), 350 young feminists returned to their communities questioning and critiquing how to collectively organize without reproducing the very oppressions we are fighting against, and how to develop effective tools for anti-oppression work.

  • The world is hurtling toward destruction, but giving up some male power is not an option

    I wonder how many women are feeling like I do, especially older women. I look around and see that men are running the world, and no matter how screwed up the world is getting, what a dreadful and dangerous mess we are in, they are still loath to share the reins with women, who tend to see things and do things somewhat differently than men, if they are allowed to.

  • Feminism: down but not out

    Both a call to arms and a guide towards broader points of redress for the hard times within Canadian women’s movements.

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