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Iamagamer organizer Kimberly Voll rallies support for strong female leads in video games

Independent game developers will join together and create games that feature strong female leads at a 48-hr game jam at the Centre of Digital Media in Vancouver.

Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli angers sexists for not being 'hot' enough

Marion Bartoli's not Anna Kournikova. She's the Wimbledon champ.

Can Princess Zelda Speak?: Anita Sarkeesian and the Damsel in Distress

What potential lies within video game narratives? We will only know when we allow the damsel to speak.

Japanese woman spends $100k on plastic surgery to become real-life "French doll"

A 25-year-old Japanese woman who goes by the name of Vanilla Chamu has had over 30 procedures in her quest to look like a French doll. Before and after pictures show how over $100,000 worth of...

Grimes denounces sexism in music industry

Enough with the sexualization, Grimes says.

Canada "world's best country for women" unless you're a rape victim

Rehtaeh Parsons' bullying reveals that many Canadians still have things backwards when it comes to dealing with rape.

Why self-defense and other “solutions” can’t end rape culture

Last month, I wrote how patriarchy and racism give birth to rape culture, not a drunk woman or her miniskirt. It generated quite a response, but for any blogger, academic researcher, activist, and...

Patriarchy and racism give birth to rape culture, not a drunk woman or her miniskirt

The 16-year-old Steubenville rape victim went through a horrifying rape ordeal – she was raped, tossed around like a sex toy, photographed and mocked. It just didn’t happen once and stopped...

Fashion is a feminist issue

UBC professor studies style to shed light on wider issues in society.

The measure of a woman and the length of her skirt

If a "proper" girl wears a short skirt above the knees, does it mean she's "asking for it"?
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