Audio: Vancouver Rape Relief to be excluded for future contracts until it meets City of Vancouver eligibility criteria on inclusion

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On March 13, 2019 the Vancouver City Finance and Programs Committee heard from speakers in favour of and opposed to a grant request by Vancouver Rape Relief. This is the audio of the speakers presentations. The city renewed the grant but listed the organization as ineligible for future funding.

Someone else’s sex or gender identity takes nothing away from yours

We should accept everyone's declared sex and gender for two reasons. The ideal idea that anyone's biology is defined at conception is deeply flawed and in Canada's legal system the recognition of the sex or gender of others as different than at conception causes no negative consequence on anyone.

Creatures From The Extreme-Right Lagoon

A Reminder That Angry White Men Are Dangerous

New-christian-white-supremacist-entity-on-the-block Resurrection Europa has Very Deep Concerns Indeed about anyone who they do not recognize as cisgender, heterosexual, Caucasian, and Christian.

Episode 3.6 Dismantling the Patriarchy Has to be a Vocal Game with Clayre Sessoms

“Performative allyship is a whole kettle of fish”
HANNAH MCGREGOR invites Clayre to chat about singing, and ends up talking about cis-hetero-normativity, community, harm, and silence.
They touch on what we do (or don’t do) to feel like we belong and the price we pay to be allowed in.

Oh, and talk about performative allyship, which is so complex a topic on its own.

Secret Feminist Agenda

Content warning for discussions of sexual assault and transphobia.

Like so many good things, this episode started one way and ended up another. I invited Clayre to chat about singing, and we ended up talking about community and harm and silence and what we do (or don’t do) to feel like we belong. Oh, and we talk about performative allyship, which is so complex a topic I could probably make an entire season about it, but in the meantime here are some LINKS:

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Human Rights in Doc form

1253 Letters by Christine Lord

People are asking me about the advocacy that led to being honoured with the being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General in the name of the Queen and all Canadians. These two short docs by award-winning filmmaker Christine Lord tell the story of the events between 2014 and 2016 that led to … Continue reading Human Rights in Doc form