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My Interview With The AHA Foundation: 'Fighting To Stop FGM In The UK'

I was delighted to respond to the AHA Foundation’s invitation to be interviewed for their newsletter. Founded by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, herself a survivor of female genital mutilation, the Foundation has made tremendous moves towards the eradication of FGM and other gendered human rights abuses. 376 more words


Know the Signs of Sperm Donor Abuse Poster Campaign

The Sperm Donor Abuse Foundation has launched its new poster campaign. This is highlighting the issue of violence against women, which is perpetrated by men using unregulated Internet sperm donor sites and SNS, such as Facebook.  

Internet Sperm Donors

Skeleton Key by Derek Newman-Stille

Skeleton Key

Artist: Derek Newman-Stille

Fairy Tale: Bluebeard

Media: Acrylic on canvas, yarn, metal keys, skull beads, glass, plastic halloween decorations, and paper.

Bluebeard, the fairy tale most famously written about by Charles Perrault, is a gothic tale of the disempowerment of women and spousal abuse. 705 more words


Sport and Defiance: The Life of Maria Toorpakai Thus Far

This is an incredible story, one that weaves so many layers. It exemplifies why sport can be powerful for marginalized people, and the challenges that women face when they defy social norms. 213 more words


Interlinked Experiences - Part 2


Emotional manipulation, rape, sexual harassment, abortion, disordered eating, body shaming, suicide.

Note from the editors: This story is the second part of a story that was submitted by a woman who wishes to remain anonymous.   1,242 more words

Caledonian Women

Faculty recognized for Community Engagement

WLUFA congratulates the recipients of the inaugural Faculty Award for Service Excellence and Community Engagement: Dr. Rebecca Godderis and Dr. Geoff Nelson.

Dr. Rebecca Godderis         Dr. 89 more words

Re: The Ghomeshi Verdict

Another +1 for the violent, colonial cisheteropatriarchal settler state that is Canada.

Observations On Life Outside Of Academia