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Well, Winnipeg’s first Slutwalk is tomorrow, and we at the FLF have been thinking a lot about this event. Likely along with many Winnipeg feminists, we are sorting out our feelings on the march, and trying to decide where we stand and why. Its a complicated issue, but perhaps that’s a good thing, as some great feminist discussion can come from it. Is the walk a great opportunity to take to the streets with an anti-victim blaming message? Is the attempt to “reclaim” the word slut simply another patriarchy fueled attempt to satisfy the male gaze? Can you march for anti-victim blaming while not knowing where you stand on the issue on the word slut itself? Does the movement fail to account for the different experience of low-income, Aboriginal and/or racialized women?

Read some commentary from different perspectives here (Note that the FLF doesn’t necessarily endorse or share these views, its all just food for thought):

From Melissa Martin at the Free Press, featuring Robson Hall’s own Karen Busby and the FLF”s own Meghan Menzies: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/hear-us-roar-131910393.html

From our friends at FemRev: http://uniter.ca/view/6574/

From the always insightful Marlo Campbell at Uptown:



A comment from the American adoption of Slutwalks: http://queerblackfeminist.blogspot.com/2011/10/endorsing-critique-of-slutwalk.html

Out of theUK:


And finally, the Globe & Mail:


Remember – if you’ve got questions or answers, the FLF is meeting at Second Cup on River at Osborne at 4:30 on Saturday, October 15th, to discuss Slutwalks.  And if you want to march, look for the girls in the baby blue FLF t-shirts at the Burton Cummings Theatre at 2:00 pm.


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McNally Robinson Booksellers,
The University of Manitoba Faculty of Law
University of BC Press
Kim Brooks
Justice Bertha Wilson:
One Woman’s Difference

Tuesday October 26, 7:00 pm
Grant Park in the Atrium
Bertha Wilson’s appointment as the first female justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1982 capped off a career of firsts. Wilson had been the first woman lawyer and partner at a prominent Toronto law firm and the first woman appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal. Her death in 2007 has, in turn, provoked reflection on her contributions to law and the legal profession and the question, what difference do women judges make?
Justice Bertha Wilson examines Wilson’s career from a wide range of feminist perspectives. The book is a portrait of a complex woman and highlights her contributions to the Canadian legal landscape and addresses many of the issues that she grappled with in her life and career.
Kim Brooks is the Dean at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Contributors Dr. Lorna Turnbull and Professor Debra Parkes are Law Professors at the University of Manitoba and they will also be in attendance.
This event is presented by the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba in association with LEAF Manitoba, a branch of Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund Inc., and WISE (Working in Support of Equality) Endowment Fund; and The Centre for Human Rights Research Initiative (CHRR).

McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park
1120 Grant Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3M 2A6

Phone 204-475-0483
(Toll Free 1-800561-1833)

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