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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: Hot Docs doesn’t want anyone left in the dark on these issues Special

Hot Docs knows the importance of documentary-filmmaking and activism, so they’re highlighting a few important issues at this year’s festival.

Review: Latest Second City Toronto revue tackles some thorny issues Special

Toronto - Second City rarely shies from controversial topics, but the Toronto comedy company’s new revue, “Come What Mayhem!”, seems to have thorny social issues as its mission. Terrorism, racism, rape culture, bullies – a lot of boxes get checked off.

Op-Ed: Rolling Stone fake rape case — Setup, or what?

New York - The very public retraction by Rolling Stone of a rape story it ran last year has raised some big issues. The finding of an investigation into an alleged rape at the University of Virginia was that the article failed on all basic editorial levels.

Op-Ed: Why concealed-carry on campus won't end college rape culture

The news cycle is abuzz with news that 10 states are proposing an end to banning firearms on college campuses. Some proponents of allowing concealed-carry on campus argue that it will help fight rape culture and protect women. Why they're wrong.

Op-Ed: Want to end rape culture on campus? Dismantle the Greek system

As America continues to grapple with the alleged "rape culture" on college campuses, schools and the Greek system have been forced to alter their policies...but is the Greek system itself an incubator of rape culture?

Op-Ed: Debate over charges for false accusations of rape is important

Rape scandals abound in our media cycle, with headlines including the Bill Cosby rape allegations and the UVA fraternity investigation. While we strive to combat rape, especially on college campuses, what about those who make false accusations of rape?

Review: CanStage tries to soften 'Titus Andronicus' brutality in Toronto Special

Toronto - Not that I'm a fan of Trigger Warnings, but if any Shakespeare play really needs to be preceded by one, it's “Titus Andronicus”. Murder, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, racism — this early Bard tragedy is a grim celebration of meaningless atrocity.

Op-Ed: The great Asian mass rape hoax

A recent survey claims one Asian man in four admits to committing rape. Now someone has taken a critical look at these figures.

Frosh week: University student leaders cheer about statutory rape

Halifax - A Halifax university has promised swift disciplinary action after orientation week leaders posted a 15-second video of student organizers leading a cheer promoting the rape of underage women to Instagram.

Op-Ed: Minnesota High School Holds Predator and Prey Days

Crookston - A Minnesota high school's student council put forward an idea for a "Predator and Prey" day, wherein the boys become hunters and the girls become the hunted. The school superintendent saw no harm in the idea, so the day was approved as a fun activity.

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