Round-Up: Oct. 6, 2015
- Yesterday Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a deal has been reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Many concerns have been raised about the agreement, and Juliana Britto Schwartz at Feministing has put together a list of five things feminists in particular need to know about the TPP.
- With the election coming up in a couple of weeks (and advance voting starting this weekend), Press Progress has collected information on 86 Conservative candidates who will vote against women’s rights if elected.
- Sisters in Spirit vigils were held across the country on Sunday to honour missing and murdered indigenous women and demand action to end the violence. The Calgary Herald has a moving article and photo gallery from the Calgary vigil, and you can read about the Regina event at Global. At the CBC website, Rosanna Deerchild writes about what it’s like to be an indigenous woman raising daughters and trying to explain the situation to them.
- NOW Toronto reports on the Proud to Vote LGBTQ debate and the commitment from NDP, Liberal and Green candidates to repeal Bill C-36 if elected.
- Denise Reich at Shameless shares some great ideas for how to make exercise more inclusive for people of all genders, shapes, sizes and abilities.
- After last week’s tragic shooting in Oregon, Soraya Chemaly writes about why we need to refocus on a key factor in these mass shootings: toxic masculinity (Huffington Post).
- Revolutionary Civil Rights, labour, feminist and environmental activist Grace Lee Boggs passed away yesterday at age 100. Colorlines has collected 10 of Boggs’ most important quotes to help us remember her legacy.