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woman fired for shaving her head in support of uncle with cancer--manitoba human rights commission says "too bad"





I can't think of a more obvious display of sexism than firing a woman for shaving hear head.

 First, it's obviously totally acceptable for a man to do it.  No male would be told it's not professional for them to wear a shaved head at work or would be asked to wear a wig at work.

Second, it reinforces the absurd notion that women are to be "pretty" at work, according to the male traditional hetero definition of attractiveness, and that they are under added duress to conform to that image in the service industry and are often hired specifically for that purpose (think earl's, hooters, etc.)


Readings from Walk Myself Home: An Anthology to End Violence Against Women

Jan 13, 2011
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street Alma VanDusen Room, Lower Level
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 46.938" N, 123° 6' 56.25" W
British Columbia CA
Please join us for an evening of free readings from Walk Myself Home, an anthology of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and oral interviews on the subject of violence against women.

Angel Investor: Fundraiser photography sale

Dec 15, 2010
Wise Daughters Craft Market
3078B Dundas Street West Corner of Dundas & Quebec
M6P 1Z9 Toronto
43° 39' 55.9116" N, 79° 28' 20.2944" W
Come out and purchase an image of an area angel and support the opening of That's Women's Work.

Windsor Radical History Conference

Feb 4, 2011 to Feb 6, 2011
Windsor Workers Action Centre
328 Pelissier
Windsor , ON
42° 19' 1.1532" N, 83° 2' 23.2332" W
Ontario CA
A weekend long conference exploring the (his)herstories of a diverse array grassroots movements against oppression
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The Pill: Unnatural Woman

Sometimes I imagine a world where writers are forbidden for a year from starting from the premise that women are dumber, more irrational, or more emotional than men. The pages labeled "Fashion," "Style," or "Life" in newspapers would change dramatically. The trend-piece industry would quite possibly not be able to handle the shift in focus, and collapse completely. Sexism is the gasoline that fuels it. Exhibit #1: This condescending article about the pill from Vanessa Grigoriadis of New York magazine.


Women Won't Forget annual vigil

Dec 6, 2010
Philosopher's Walk University of Toronto, St. George Campus
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W
On the 21st anniversary of the Montreal massacre, Women Won’t Forget invites you to attend the annual vigil on Monday, December 6 to commemorate all those killed due to male violence.

That's Women's Work: Mix & Mingle/Open House

Nov 27, 2010
That's Women's Work
2035 Dundas Street West
M6R1W8 Toronto , ON
43° 39' 5.9868" N, 79° 26' 49.5888" W
Ontario CA
Calling all artists/ performers/ creators and supporters for a night of networking, music and a getting to know That's Women's Work.
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Gender-bending chemicals in Ontario - lawsuit & presentation

Chemical Valley residents are taking legal action after years of health problems and disappearing boys:
"The environmental group Ecojustice launched a lawsuit against the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Monday targeting the effects of pollution from the Sarnia area's petrochemical industry.


Organizing For Justice - day of workshops

Nov 13, 2010
University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall first floor
www.uottawa.ca/maps - LMX building
Ottawa , ON
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
Ontario CA
A full day of workshops on different aspects of social, economic and environmental justice and healthy communities.

Voice of Women for Peace 50th Anniversary Conference

Nov 12, 2010 to Nov 14, 2010
Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 48.996" N, 79° 23' 40.7328" W
Ontario CA
Join the Science for Peace Student Group and Canadian Voice of Women for Peace for their 50th anniversary reception, gala dinner and conference.

Indigenous Sovereignty Week, 2nd annual

Oct 27, 2010 to Nov 5, 2010
different venues Ottawa
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
The week is a part of a national grassroots initiative to build relationships and raise awareness about the issues and struggles of indigenous people that are often marginalized in Canadian society.


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