Who is to Blame?

Miley Cyrus and her VMA Performance – Who is to Blame? Written by Megan Walker I’m a self-admitted television cruiser. I don’t stay on any station long before boredom sets in and I have to start clicking away to another station. Last Sunday night was no different. I found myself …

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I am Jane Doe. I Feel the Pain 40 Years Later

*TRIGGER WARNING* I am Jane Doe and Feel the Pain 40 Years Later Sent to LAWC to be posted Anonymously *Some details have been changed by the author to protect her identity It was 40 years ago that I was raped. I have thought of it every day since. I …

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Did I Do Something Wrong?

Did I Do Something Wrong? It’s not that I don’t feel equal; it’s that I am NOT equal.  Why? Because, number one: I am a woman and number two: I am a lesbian. Maybe you are wondering how I can feel equal even though I am not. Well, I feel …

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CHOIX et LÉGALISATION ne devraient pas être synonymes

Prostitution – CHOIX et LÉGALISATION ne devraient pas être synonymes Megan Walker, London Abused Women’s Centre Il n'y a pas pire fausse croyance que l'idée qu’un bordel est synonyme de sécurité pour les femmes prostituées. Le niveau de risque que vivent les femmes prostituées dans un bordel est tout aussi …

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Choice Should Not Equal Legalization

CHOICE SHOULD NOT EQUAL LEGALIZATION Megan Walker There is no greater false belief than the idea that a brothel means safety for prostituted women. The level of danger for prostituted women in a brothel is just as great as the multitude of dangers prostituted women face on the street who …

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There is No Honour in Murder

There is no honour in murder. Everyone knows the story by now.  Mohammad Shafia along with his wife Tooba and son Hamed were convicted of first degree murder in the deaths of their three daughters and Mohammad Shafia’s first wife Rona after they were found drowned. In sentencing, Justice Robert …

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ELECTRO-MOTIVE DIESEL LOCKOUT NOT JUST A UNION ISSUE

Hard-working, everyday Londoners are an integral part of our community and CAW Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) workers locked out by parent company Caterpillar are no exception. The fight to save jobs at EMD is one every person, business, family and organization across our community and Canada needs to join. There are …

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Anti-porn Advocates Remain Committed to Porn Free Public Spaces

Anti-porn Advocates Remain Committed to Porn Free Public Spaces By: Megan Walker The London Abused Women’s Centre, along with Stop Porn Culture, Men Against Sex Trafficking and the London Anti-trafficking Coalition have taken a strong stand against pornography being made available on computers at the London Public Library. The coalition …

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Sexing up Cancer for the Cause

By Heather Bedford and Megan Walker The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has endorsed Julyna. Last November this fundraiser began to evolve over drinks a group of women had in Rosedale, an upscale neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario. If men could do Movember, growing and trimming facial hair and fundraising for the …

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Value Women by Saying No to Pornography

Value Women by Saying No to Pornography (Mature Subject Matter due to Graphic Nature of Material) The London Abused Women’s Centre recently launched its Value Women Campaign. The campaign goal is to change the culture for women in which women are equally valued by recruiting one person to recruit five, …

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Let’s Bury The Word ‘Slut’

Let's Bury The Word 'Slut' - Megan Walker The London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC) is a feminist agency providing advocacy, support and counselling to women abused by their intimate partners. LAWC defines feminism as “supporting women’s rights and interests based on a belief in social, political, legal and economic equality …

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