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The Gender Files

LACE Campaign Raises Pap Awareness

We’ve been told over and over that it’s important for women to get Pap tests to prevent cervical cancer, but disturbingly fewer women aged 20-29 are having the tests regularly. That’s why the BC...

Hey Gregor, get the inquiry going yourself!

B.C.’s Solicitor General, Mike De Jong, is mulling an inquiry into the police’s handling of the disappearance of at least 26 women (the minimum counts of murder Pickton is charged with).  The...

The date rape test debate

This past week, Canadian pharmacies started stocking the Drink Detective, a portable kit the size of a credit card that women can use to detect the presence of date rape drugs in their drinks. My...

Enough Stanley, already

I hereby propose that the name of the Stanley Cup be changed to the Xwayxway Cup.  After the honorable members not from Vancouver (that would be James Moore and Stockwell Day) decided that we...

Women scientists experience gaps in pay and appointments

When the federal government appointed 19 men and zero women as Canada Excellence Research Chairs last month, it sparked a debate over gender equality in the sciences, and now the more...

On Canada's abortion position abroad, PEI exerts influence. But should it?

Let's start here: has Stephen Harper ever been pregnant?

Annalea Krebs leads "The Change"

25-year-old Annalea Krebs has created a social media platform where British Columbians can connect with socially and environmentally responsible businesses and organizations.

Local Trans Film Not to be Missed

As part of a short series of films documenting the impact the UBC Film program has had on local filmmaking, Gwen Haworth’s She’s a Boy I Knew will be screening on May 7th at 7 P.M. at the Pacific...

Time for Libby Davies to consider jumping ship to become Canada's minister on status of women

Without even getting into any of the current allegations involving Helena Guergis, I can’t think of anyone who has better comported herself in a manner becoming of someone charged to promote equality...

Vancouver women's groups up for Lilith Fair Money

I was 13 years old when I first went to Lilith Fair at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. I was a huge fan of its founder, Vancouverite Sarah McLachlan, and I remember feeling so cool to be coming...
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