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Status of Women vs. the status quo
While particular communities will be injured by the Harper government’s actions, it is ultimately democracy itself that is hurt.
The current state of international LGBTQ activism does not speak to the needs and demands of the majority of LGBTQs, especially in the Global South. Instead, the agenda of such a movement can be seen as the projection of the demands of mainstream Northern LGBTQ social movements as “universal.”
Third-wave feminism has overlapped so much with “girl culture,” Do It Yourself aesthetics, indie-rock and burlesque that it’s hard to see where the actual movement is.
Our gender identities, in all their complicated incarnations, continue to limit the choices and opportunities of many of us. In the face of an ongoing ideological onslaught against equality for women and sexual minorities, Briarpatch throws gender in the blender—and whips up a challenging and thought-provoking blend of ideas and…
Test your F.Q.
Hey you with the Y chromosome: Do you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities? If so, then you may have what it takes to become a pro-feminist man.
Why feminism isn’t for everybody
Feminism is for everybody, the mantra goes. This slogan, inspired by bell hooks’ book of the same name, is widely used to envision a feminist movement that is open to all people and that, in theory, recognizes the real diversity among feminists and among women more generally. What could be…
In spite of more than 30 years of intervention and education strategies designed to end violence against women by their male partners, such violence remains as prevalent as ever. It is high time we took stock of our strategies and our assumptions to determine what is and is not working—and…
From Ciudad Juárez to Fort Qu’Appelle
Clutching a mug of coffee, Gwenda Yuzicappi retreats from the cold outside. There’s a spark in her eyes. Her long brown hair is pulled back, and the pink sweater she wears complements the flush in her cheeks from the biting winter wind. Her younger sister sits beside her in the…
- Dear bedfellow
- Letter from the Editor
- The Gas Beneath Their Feet
- The Green Devolution
- Peak Food
- Burden of Proof
- Resources for education and action on food/energy issues
Food and energy: considered together, they offer a powerful lens for understanding the nature and magnitude of the environmental challenges we face. This issue of Briarpatch features contributions from some of the leading visionary thinkers in their fields, including Richard Heinberg, Helen Caldicott, Nettie Wiebe and others.
- Letter from the Editor
Letter from the editor
When your intention is to challenge the status quo and provoke debate and discussion, you’re likely to ruffle some feathers now and then—and not always those of the people you set out to unsettle.
Inside the jacket
With the collapse of the Ontario Days of Action and the movement associated with it the CAW’s shift from unwavering support for the NDP to strategic voting came to be seen in a different light.
Intellectual property and the AIDS pandemic
Intellectual property rights and free trade agreements have undercut the ability of countries to provide generic antiretroviral drugs to save people with HIV/AIDS.