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Women’s equality in Canada is regressing. Thanks, Harper!

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Saba hosted and we had lots of awesome stuff on the show today! Here are some quick links.

Jocelyn had news about a report recently released by women’s and labour groups which shows that women are losing ground when it comes to equality in Canada. You can find more information here, here, here, and here.

Laura brought us Radio Eve with Edmonton’s Ariane Mahryke Lemire, a singer-songwriter who performs in both French and English. She has just released a new CD, Décousue, out and you can catch her tomorrow night at Savoy!

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February 5th

Today on the show, our amazing new volunteer Sarah brings us an interview with Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada. They talked about Copenhagen, how climate change effects women and the need for proportional representation in Canada. You can also check out Terra Informa for more with Elizabeth May.

Laura brings us part of the panel presentation given by the Women’s Court of Canada at U of A last March. Gwen Brodsky, co-director of the Poverty and Human Rights Centre in Vancouver, spoke on the importance in understanding the difference between strict equality and substantive equality.

There were some technical difficulties last week, so this week you finally get to hear an interview from a Vancouver based radio show called Red Eye with Jane Kirby about convergence activism and the 2010 Olympics from Red Eye.

The Legislating Sexualities in Alberta panel held today at the U of A was fantastic. Gaywire recorded it and we’ll soon have a link up.

Have a great weekend and get your feminism on!

Girl Power!

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Sam was our host on today’s Adamant Eve and she brought us an update on the court case brought forth by women ski jumpers wanting to take part in the 2010 Olympics.

In the news, Malaika talked about a recent study that found college students, both victims and perpetrators, reported increased incidents of sexual assault when the questions did not explicitly define the behaviour as assault.

Laura C. talked to Jessalynn Keller, a freelance journalist and PhD student in Film and Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Laura read a piece Jessalynn wrote for TheTyee.ca called “Sorry, Can’t Do Raunch Today” on our August live show and was thrilled when Jessalynn agreed to an interview. They talked about real power for girls, Twilight and teen magazines.

We also mentioned two events: the screenings of Polytechnique at the Metro this weekend, and the Love Letters to Feminism exhibit at the U of A. Follow the links for more info!

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Women’s Ski Jumping Update

On November 13th, we gave an update and recap on the lawsuit filed by a group of female ski jumpers for their exclusion from the 2010 Olympic Games (listen to the podcast if you missed it!). Unfortunately their appeal has been rejected. If this leaves you less than satisfied, you can add your name to the petition.