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Still from Frank Capra’s ‘It Happened One Night’ (1934). FilmAffinity

What we mean when we talk about romantic comedies

Predictions of the death of romantic comedy have been repeated over time. But it has been with us since before Shakespeare and is still very much alive and in constant transformation.
The main photo is author Nora Willis Aronowitz, with her mother Ellen Willis pictured, in black & white, on right. (Left image is from Unsplash/Gabriel Nune.)

Friday essay: a sex-positive feminist takes up the ‘unfinished revolution’ her mother began – but it’s complicated

Nona Willis Aronowitz, daughter of a second-wave feminist, ranges across the contemporary sexual landscape – and looks back at the history of feminism – in a ‘zig zag pursuit of sexual liberation’.
A placard with a picture of Mahsa Amini, whose death while being detained by Iran’s morality police has ignited a wave of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The protests in Iran are part of a long history of women’s resistance

Iranian women have a long history of campaigning for their rights. The latest protests bring together a host of religious and gender groups suppressed by the country’s clerical regime.
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.

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