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It takes an average of seven attempts before a woman leaves her abuser for good – but once she leaves, her chances of being murdered increase nine-fold Read more


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Hillary Di Menna

I was raising money for the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre after our funding got cut by the province leaving a paltry $1 million funding boost to be divided between 42 centres in Ontario after the previous Wynne government promised an extra $4 million Read more




Women in Toronto including politician Bhutila Karpoche, author Anne T. Donahue and scientist Imogen Coe sound off on the issues facing women in Canada and how they'll be celebrating International Women's Day 2019. Read more




Powerful men continue to be called out for their bad behaviour by the global movement reborn a little over a year ago to expose sexual violence against women – we’ve only just seen the beginning Read more


At Aura Dolls, men will be able to act out their dark, violent fantasies on realistic sex dolls Read more

Love and Sex

A decade after she appeared on the cover of NOW as a member of Crystal Castles, the electro-punk star opens up about going solo, #MeToo and growing up in Toronto Read more



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There's suddenly a lot of attention on U.S. Girls. Toronto’s Meg Remy is ­untangling ­America’s misogynist mess with lush disco grooves. The time is right for her subversive brand of political pop. Read our cover story interview here. Read more



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The rise of Jordan Peterson, men's right activists and toxic masculinity has made the need to examine what it means to be a man all the more urgent. Canadian authors, activists and artists are finally taking a critical look at redefining masculinity. Read more


The actor and Weinstein accuser seems perma-triggered in her angry memoir Read more


Stories of sexual assault are an all-to-familiar reality for homeless women resorting to sleeping in unsafe spaces because of overcrowding in the shelter system Read more

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A photograph on display in U of T's Figures Of Sleep exhibition is a reminder that dozing off in a park should not be an act of defiance Read more



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The rally and march created a safe space for survivors of sexual violence to stand and be heard Read more

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National group Our Turn wants to galvanize grassroots activism with a report card that grades universities on sexual violence policies Read more



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Toronto activists sound off on what’s next in the fight against sexual violence – and why real change must involve men and happen offline Read more

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SafeTTC and #ThisIsWhere campaign sheds light on harassment on the TTC, but are they doing enough? Read more

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For all the research, listening and reading I’ve done on the issue of sexual assault, this unrelenting memoir made me realize I still haven’t grasped the impact of abuse Read more

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Canadian Council of Muslim Women campaign aims to challenge male-dominated interpretation of Islamic scripture Read more

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Armed Force's new diversity strategy is "lipstick on a pig," says lead plaintiff Nicola Peffers Read more

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The performance artist best known for protesting campus sexual violence says the way to healing is to “feel more” Read more

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If rallying against a Donald Trump presidency isn’t enough of a reason, here are 10 more Read more

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    R. Jeanette Martin

    Derek Soberall and retired US Marine Paul Lewis show off their red heels during the White Ribbon Campaign's Walk A Mile In Her Shoes rally to end violence against women at Yonge-Dundas Square.

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