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The IWD march on Tuesday was fantastic. There was a big, loud and proud crowd marching down Broadway and Memorial – and many shouts and honks of support from vehicles passing by. There were placards demanding justice for missing and murdered Aboriginal women and for Sisters in Spirit. There were signs decrying Harper’s regressive stance on women and equality. There were signs shouting “My miniskirt does not equal consent!” The radical cheerleaders kept the chants going throughout.

To me, it is abundantly clear that these marches are still necessary. IWD is on one hand celebratory. After all, we’ve come a long way and our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers achieved a lot in the last 100 years. Would I be in law school today without all the work they did? But there is still so much to do. One focus should be international, but it seems to go without saying that there is also still much to do here at home. Yet not everyone agrees with me on this front. Check out two Globe & Mail columns that debate the place of Canadian feminism today:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/for-the-free-educated-and-affluent-welcome-to-the-century-of-women/article1933187/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/news-and-views/judith-timson/equality-for-women-were-not-done-fighting-yet/article1937343/

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