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Argentine abortion activists unbowed in regional battle

Buenos Aires - One year after Argentina's Senate defeated a bill to legalize abortion, the country's feminists are keeping up the fight and leading Latin America's struggle for abortion rights.

Review: ‘She the People’ followup from Second City brings more laughter Special

Toronto - Everyone agrees that sequels, even good ones, rarely match up to the originals. The better ones know how to call back and reinvent elements that worked well the first time, or take their ideas in unexpected new directions, or both.

Review: Second City’s all-female revue delivers laughs, strong message Special

Toronto - What a shameful myth, that women can’t be funny. Anyone who believes so is not only a moron, but also out of touch. From Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett to Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Saunders, Kate McKinnon and more, ladies bring the laughs.

Review: Fast-paced Second City show nails all today’s big social targets Special

Toronto - It’s strange that, with all the easy material they could get from Donald Trump or Doug Ford, Second City’s cast chooses mostly to stay away from political satire in its new Toronto revue. But that doesn’t mean that the show isn’t timely.

Deneuve feminist row sparks soul-searching in France

Paris - Catherine Deneuve's bashing of the "Me Too" movement rippled around the world and has unleashed soul-searching at home over a culture that has long accepted flirting, welcome or not, with a Gallic shrug.

Op-Ed: Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields

Despite government campaigns women remain underrepresented in science and technology. Despite what an infamous ex-Google employee wrote, this is nothing innate. The low levels reflect institutional and societal biases.

Iceland to become first nation to mandate equal pay for women

Iceland will become the first nation in the world to mandate that employers prove they offer equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.

Review: Soulpepperʼs ʻThe Last Wifeʼ is a Tudor tale for our times Special

Toronto - Kate Hennig’s “The Last Wife” may be ostensibly about Henry VIII’s marriage to Katherine Parr, but it’s misleading to view the play as a history lesson. Considering recent world events, it seems to be about now more than any other period.

Review: ‘20th Century Women’ is a tribute to all the women in our lives Special

‘20th Century Women’ is the inspiring story of three strong, imperfect women at different stages of their lives as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy.

Asma Lamrabet: Morocco's Muslim feminist polymath

Rabat - Moroccan author Asma Lamrabet is used to multi-tasking -- mixing her writing with a career in medicine -- but perhaps her most noteworthy balancing act is being both a faithful Muslim and a committed feminist.

Op-Ed: Ghomeshi, rape, and the lesson learned

Toronto - This is the time when emotions are high, and accusations are thrown around with the velocity of a Major League fastball. Teams are created and loyalties are rigidly set. Jian Ghomeshi is a rapist; he is innocent, his acquittal was a gross injustice.

Review: ‘Mustang’ gains deserved recognition for spirited portrait Special

Golden Globe and Oscar best foreign language film nominee, ‘Mustang,’ is a must-see portrait of five teenaged girls who are forced to rebel in the face of false accusations in a small Turkish town.

Review: ‘She Who Must Burn’ is intelligent and pointed horror Special

‘She Who Must Burn’ is a thoughtful condemnation of extremists that doubles as an intense drama and engaging thriller. Shot in Vancouver, the film plays The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival.

Study finds low skilled gamers are more likely to be sexist

According to a new study, male gamers who are low or unskilled at playing online are more likely to demonstrate sexist behavior towards female gamers.

Study finds violent video games makes women feel more desired

According to the a study, the effects of violent video games on female gamers is that it boosts their self-esteem and makes them feel more desired.

Sweden, Saudi Arabia to resume normal diplomatic relations

Stockholm - Saudi Arabia and Sweden have agreed to resume normal diplomatic relations two weeks after they were unexpectedly interrupted by a row over critical comments from Stockholm.

Op-Ed: The problem with mainstream feminism

Once defined as the equality of sexes; many prominent feminists have turned that definition upside down to attack men; while simultaneously shaming women who see feminism as a man hating ideology. It is no wonder why many reject the moniker.

Review: Archer School for Girls

Los Angeles - Archer School for Girls is a private school in California educating and training girls for the future. Using the latest technology and teaching techniques these girls are ready to be all they can be in life and their careers.

Gamergate sucks in Wikipedia with ban controversy

Wikipedia, the online publicly-editable encyclopedia, has issued a restriction on editing to certain users over alleged harassment and violation of civility while editing the "Gamergate controversy" article.

France's 'Woman tax'? Pink razors pricier than blue ones

Paris - A campaign alleging French women pay more than men for similar products, such as razors, this week reached the doors of the French Economy Ministry.

Sharon Van Etten wants you to listen (crying is optional) Special

Toronto - Sharon Van Etten is a musician known for the emotional honesty of her work. With her latest album, the acclaimed “Are We There” she shares a painful, deeply personal part of her past. She just wishes you’d stop talking about her hairdo.

Michelle Obama calls for gender equality in education

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, spoke out about the inequalities that women and girls must face while giving the keynote speech at a global forum on education.

Review: Lena Dunham talks feminism, Hollywood, why she's different than Hannah Special

Toronto - Reading from her memoir for the first time and answering questions, Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO hit show Girls, shared her charming humour, candid insight into gender issues and why she feels like she's visiting Hollywood still.

Op-Ed: Gamers need to confront the culture's misogynistic problem

The gaming community likes to take pride in the fact that their culture has been more progressive about the role of women, but there is still an ugly misogynistic problem that needs to be confronted.

Op-Ed: What the #sexspreadsheet and backlash tells us about society

Another month, another weird and wonderful trend to report on. This time, the item in question involves a rather different use of Microsoft Excel.

LEGO introduces female scientists

LEGO will market what it’s calling a “female minifigure set” depicting three women scientists (a paleontologist, an astronomer, and a chemist). The move comes after the company was criticized for only having models of male scientists.

Op-Ed: Women don’t want equality, they want rich husbands? Really?

Last week Phyllis Schlafly made waves when she said that closing the pay gap would make it harder for women to find husbands because 'women preferred to find husbands who earned more than they did and men preferred to earn more than their wives.

Op-Ed: Rip-off Bank bows to Feminist Nonsense

The man at the top of Lloyds Bank has announced that 40% of its top managers will be women in six years from now. This benefits who, exactly?

Pussy Riot to appear in Brooklyn at Amnesty International concert

New York - One month after being released from Russian prison, the Russian punk rock music group, Pussy Riot, will attend Amnesty International’s “Bringing Human Rights Home” concert at the Barclays Center in New York City on February 5.

Op-Ed: Feminism in China

In the West, feminism has the reputation of being somewhat bellicose. In China, they do things differently, so differently that Chinese feminism is an entirely different doctrine.
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