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Women protest chronically high rates of femicide – the killing of women – in Mexico City in November 2019. Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images

Mexico’s other epidemic: Murdered women

In Mexico City, feminist groups spray-painted the names of Mexico's murdered women on the pavement of the Zócalo, the capital city's enormous main square, during the International Women's Day March.
The female form is often used to depict themes of freedom and justice – and satirists think it’s useful to extend the metaphor to rape. But that’s a problem. EPA/Joédson Alves

Political satire has a rape problem

It's dehumanising when cartoonists use images of sexual violence to make broad-brush comments about society.
Marcella Zoia, seen here leaving a Toronto court house, has pleaded guilty to a charge of mischief endangering life after throwing a chair from a balcony of a high-rise condo. .THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

What Freud tells us about Chair Girl – and ourselves

The woman known as Chair Girl is reviled not because of her impulsive, foolish crime, but because of how her mistake unexpectedly propelled her to instant internet stardom.
Not all instances of sexism are tangible or easy to explain, but they can have similar impacts on women’s mental health as overt sexism. Zivica Kerkez

Still serving guests while your male relatives relax? Everyday sexism like this hurts women’s mental health

It can happen at work, on the street or at home – even by the people who love us. Everyday sexism might be hard to pin down, but it's pervasive and creates an additional layer of stress for women.
Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has had to hire security due to sexist vitriol aimed at her in public. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Green with rage: Women climate change leaders face online attacks

Understanding the sexist and misogynistic terrain women climate leaders must navigate is an important requirement of an informed electorate as Canada heads to the polls next month.
Actress Lashana Lynch, pictured here in Captain Marvel, is rumoured to be playing 007 in the next Bond film. The films, which have consistently relied on misogynistic tropes, are in need of an update. Marvel Studios/IMDB

A black, female 007? As a lifelong James Bond fan, I say bring it on

Rumour has it British actress Lashana Lynch will play 007 in the next Bond film. If true, the move will be a welcome change to a franchise that has long remained the epitome of conservatism.

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