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Oct 08, 2014
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To MPs:Joy Smith, joy.smith@parl.gc.caBob Dechert, bob.dechert@parl.gc.caStella Ambler, Stella.Ambler@parl.gc.ca , and Françoise Boivin, francoise.boivin@parl.gc.ca I write to each of you because you were on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and its stud…
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Nov 24, 2013
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Halloween is over. For women triggered by Halloween they may now be breathing a sigh of relief. Non-State torturers use Halloween, or any holiday, as opportunistic times to distort myths and or use holiday-based costumes as a cover to hide their sadistic torture pleasures, especially sexualized tort…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: NST human trafficking captivity

Apr 14, 2013
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For years there have been discussions of concern about how women and girls as persons and their bodies have been objectified and sexualized for commoditization—used for sale. Today I am outraged by the sexualized pedophilic torture messages printed on the following baby clothes that appeared o…
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Category: Humans Rights
Tags: misopedia, infants, sexualization

Apr 03, 2013
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To make sense of my looking through the glass window at this year’s United Nations CSW57th Session and how this created a painful disquieting knot in my feminist gut I, first, have to share bits of herstorical and historical reflections about the CSW and women’s and girls’ human ri…
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Tags: human rights, female outsiderness, violence

Jan 04, 2013
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Probably like many others, I have been reading Forsaken The Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry or listening to Wally Oppal speak about his report that gave names and womanhood value to 67 women who had for years been forsaken and invisibilized.[1] Mr. Oppal’s report speaks to the fact…
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Dec 30, 2012
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2012 is closing with the ever widening reality of the global oppression and violence against women and girls, including torture by private individuals, families, or groups/gangs. There are insufficient words that can be spoken or written that can truly evoke the emotional and spiritual pain these ha…
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Nov 01, 2012
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Recently I received a message from the Center for Victims of Torture. They created Torture “Without Scars”, an educational tool with dramatization videos of State torture accompanied by the statement that the images “can be disturbing, as are the descriptions of torture. But tortur…
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Sep 25, 2012
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Last week I read various accounts of shockingly disturbing yet not surprising articles. The reporters, Hoffman,[1] and Bakken,[2] discussed that the student council in a Minnesota high school organized a “Prey and Predator Day”. This ‘fun’ day was played out by male students …
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Jun 18, 2012
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Twenty years. It’s unbelievable to me that Linda and I will soon be entering our 20th year of ‘digesting’ the reality that torture victimization can and does begin in infancy. Women who were so victimized have spoken to us of this reality repeatedly; they have also told others. Whe…
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Category: Child Pornography
Tags: Infant Victims, Forced Impregnation

May 15, 2012
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No Safe Place: Sexual Assault in the Lives of Homeless Women,[1] is an important read. Written by Lisa Goodman, Katya Fels and Catherine Glenn with contributions by Judy Benitez, it chronicled a well-researched discourse on the complex reasons—past and present—of why women in the United …
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Category: Survival
Tags: Homelessness, Suicidality

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