Selected recent features, op-eds and essays from an avid generalist. Covering reproductive rights and gender for Pacific Standard.

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Refinery 29

Canadian Indigenous Women Say They're Being Sterilized Against Their Will

The Surreal Life Of Maryam Keyhani, Instagram's Most Fashionable Hat Lady

What You Need To Know About Faith Goldy, The Most Terrifying Woman In Canada

Here's How To Deal With The Coming Canadian Election Cycle

The Walrus 

The Political Bias in Our Court Systems

The Guardian

From Ghomeshi to Schneiderman: how men who say they're feminists can fool us


How women candidates and voters turned the House on Trump

Women to watch as female candidates seek to tip the U.S. midterms

The end of Roe v Wade, one way or another

Donald Trump’s target for the midterms: legal immigration

What Trump’s impeachment might look like—and how dangerous it could be

Instead of feting the Philadelphia Eagles, Donald Trump celebrates himself

Donald Trump has dragged James Comey into the partisan muck

What the U.S. pro-life movement forgets about its own roots

These 8 students say why they’re marching for gun reform: ‘No one wants to be next’

Opinion: Why Donald Trump’s dramatic swing on gun control won’t last

Q and A with Donna Ferrato: ‘What is wrong with white women?’

Canada’s not ready for a future of massive storms

There’s a fix for flooding in cities, but you’re not going to like it

The new battle over Confederate monuments

Undocumented families are uneasy in New Orleans

‘You work for us!’ Republicans face the music

Mending the feminist movement

Why they marched: A Donna Ferrato photo essay

Marching with Donna Ferrato: ‘We are unbeatable’


The Clinton Affair: 5 Things We Learned from the New Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton Doc

Everything You Need To Know About The U.S. Midterm Elections

It’s Time Maternity Leave Policies Were Updated For The New Economy

Why Everyone Is Talking About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Why Some Women Can’t Get Behind #MeToo — But Wouldn’t Dare Admit It

Metro News Canada

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CBC News

Cosby's fate was hardly inevitable. That's why his imprisonment represents a major turning point

#MeToo was never going to change the world instantly, but it has moved well beyond a hashtag

OPINION: Why is the Trudeau government poking the anti-abortion bear?

OPINION: Senator Beyak can complain about free speech all she wants. Fact is, she earned her demotion

OPINION: Protests change minds and shift public opinion. That's why opponents are quick to disparage them

Canadian Art

The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp


Pissed Off Hunters Are Ready for Real Gun Control Despite the NRA

Gun Control Will Only Happen if Gun Families Make It Happen

Scientists Are Creating Christmas Trees That Don't Shed Their Needles

Louisiana’s Plan to Punch a Hole in the Mississippi River

Bugs Are the Worst Part of Going Outside and Climate Change Is Making It Worse

Florida Bills Would Let Citizens Remove Textbooks That Mention Climate Change and Evolution

Mutated Fish Still Haunt Louisiana’s Fishermen After the BP Oil Spill

Literary Review of Canada

Unsolicited: Four decades of feminism through literature, and not a treatise in sight

National Post

Emboldened by Donald Trump’s election, reignited pro-life movement renews its efforts across the U.S.