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One of the FLF Co-Vice Chairs, Nicole Beasse, will be giving a talk on Wednesday, March 19th, in room 207 as a part of the Philosophy Club’s discussion series. The talk will be a feminist critique of ‘the reasonable person test’, specifically in the context of tort law.

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Hello Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who came out and bought some pancakes on Tuesday! I have heard that we made $115 (not 100% sure that’s the final number though).

Also, thank you to everyone who donated clothes! We are going to set up a box in the general office in case anyone didn’t get a chance to donate clothes today! The box will be set up there until Friday.

Thanks Everyone!

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Pancake

In honour of International Women’s Day (which just happens to be today, Saturday, March 8th) the FLF is doing a Pancake Lunch on Tuesday, March 11th, in the main hallway at noon (feel free to checkout the lovely picture for the event I have attached to this email). The proceeds of the lunch will be going to the Elizabeth Fry Society.

On Tuesday, March 11th, at lunch we will also be collecting clothes for the Elizabeth Fry Society, as they have a wonderful set-up which aids women recently released from prison. These women often need nicer clothing to attend court dates and job interviews and the Elizabeth Fry Society tries to provide them with this type of clothing. If you cannot drop clothes off on Tuesday let us know and we will try to make other arrangements for you.

If you want more info about the Elizabeth Fry clothing program go to this link: http://www.efsmanitoba.org/Services-Programs.page

Also, if you have Facebook feel free to RSVP to our Event at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/674650172591417/

Where-Prostitution

Finally, just a reminder that on this coming Monday (March 10th) at 2:30pm, in room 206, Professor Busby is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Where Next For Prostitution Laws?” The recent SCC Bedford decision has struck down some of Canada’s Prostitution Laws and the panel will discuss what should happen next.

To read the Bedford decision click the link below (you don’t have to read the decision to attend the talk, I just thought some might be interested — if you haven’t been required to read it for class already)

http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13389/index.do

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Happy International Women’s Day!

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/closing-the-gender-gap-in-manitoba-249104371.html

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“People keep trying to pick me apart. They say I don’t really need the money and that I’m not as empowered as I think. There is criticism from all sides but I’m firm in my position.”

A female student at a university in the US is paying her way through school by doing porn. Not all of her classmates support her decision, read more in the article below and feel free to share your thoughts:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/why-death-threats-wont-keep-the-duke-porn-star-from-doing-what-she-needs-to-pay-tuition/article17362601/#dashboard/follows/

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R v Hutchinson

“The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld the sexual assault conviction of a Nova Scotia man who tried to trick his girlfriend into becoming pregnant by poking holes in her condoms.”

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/supreme-court-upholds-sexual-assault-conviction-in-condoms-case-248994091.html

Full Decision Here: http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13511/index.do

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/05/us/massachusetts-upskirt-photography/index.html

“Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person’s clothing — a practice known as “upskirting” — prompting one prosecutor to call for a revision of state law.”

Apparently the judge acknowledged that the practice of upskirting really is not ok, but said the law in Massachusetts doesn’t prohibit the conduct currently.

Thanks Reannah for another great article!

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