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The Fifa 2022 world cup in Qatar has been controversial from day one. Hasan Zaidi | Alamy

The Qatar World Cup is beaming misogyny around the world

Qatari law underpins a patriarchal and misogynistic system. The discrimination women, including female football fans, face contravenes international human rights.
Québec Liberal Marwah Rizqy speaks at a news conference while Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade, left, looks on, in August 2022 in St-Agapit, Que. Rizqy received repeated death threats, resulting in a man’s arrest. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jacques Boissinot

#MeToo turns 5: Taking stock of gender-based violence in Canadian politics

When harassment is directed at women politicians, staffers, activists and journalists because they are women, it poses a threat to democracy.
Andrew Tate’s use of social media might make his messaging sound novel, but in reality, it is the same anti-woman rhetoric of past misogynists. (Vimeo/FreeTopG)

Social media misogyny: The new way Andrew Tate brought us the same old hate

Online personalities like Andrew Tate are using social media to amplify their misogynist and anti-woman rhetoric. Social media companies deplatforming them can cut them off from followers and revenue.
Hundreds of people gather for the Women’s March at the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Jan. 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

The Canadian women’s movement primarily serves white women and must evolve

If the Canadian women’s movement doesn’t become transnational in scope, it risks continuing a colonial culture that sustains systemic barriers for women in Canada and around the world.
In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, photo obtained by The Associated Press, a police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country’s conservative dress code in downtown Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo)

Iran on fire: Once again, women are on the vanguard of transformative change

Women have long demanded change in Iran. In the aftermath of the death of a woman for a hijab violation, women protesters may be leading their country to a freer and more just society.
The ‘othering’ of women through misogyny, racism and sexism in scholarship has had, and continues to have, serious consequences on women’s lives. (Shutterstock)

Why women’s studies programs in Canada are more important than ever

Women’s studies programs should continue to be supported to ensure the fight for women’s rights are not reversed or forgotten.
In the aftermath of her dismissal, alleged statements about Lisa LaFlamme’s grey hair by CTV executives have ignited debates around the expectations placed on the physical appearance of women. (Bell Media)

Grey hair: Fine for George Clooney but not Lisa LaFlamme?

For many men, grey hair is just part of getting older, but for women, going grey can have major consequences.
A Taliban fighter stands guard as a woman enters the government passport office, in Kabul, Afghanistan, in April 2022. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

The Taliban shifts tactics in its determination to control and oppress women

Research into 70 new Taliban policies to control women and girls shows the extremist, misogynistic group might be using different tactics, but it still poses grave dangers to Afghan society.
England player Beth Mead at the women’s World Cup semi-final against the US in 2019. Romain Biard/Shutterstock

Why football needs a gender revolution

While things are improving for the women’s game in terms of equality, a series of depressing instances of blatant misogyny show there is a long way to go.
The whole-life sentence metered out to Wayne Couzens can be seen as a sign that gendered violence is finally being taken as seriously as activists and mourners alike have demanded that it should. Guy Bell / Alamy Stock Photo

Wayne Couzens: Sarah Everard’s killer is appealing his whole-life sentence – what does that mean?

Whole-life sentences are rarely handed down in the UK. Recent instances of their use point to gendered violence finally being taken more seriously.
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Who will call out the misogyny and abuse undermining women’s academic freedom in our universities?

With academic freedom comes moral responsibility. Men within New Zealand universities – and beyond – must challenge misogynistic abuse of their women colleagues and not stay silent.

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