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  • Outside is finding its way in. It’s breaking down the walls, girls, in so many ways. | image: “Angus” sculpture, part of the Lady Sasquatch show, Allyson Mitchell

    Ideas

    the artswhere she is standinggetting, showing, and keeping feminist artwork in galleries, archives, universities and elsewhere

    by Jude MacDonald | December 12, 2008

    On December 3 and 4, 2008, a two-day symposium addressed “issues, contradictions and paradoxes around the exhibition, acquisition, and preservation of feminist artwork by Ontario public art galleries.” Words fail to do the energy of the discussion justice. Still, it’s worth a try. The symposium inspired a new appreciation for process – the getting there – and how it continues for women who are in, making, showing and looking at art. As it does for feminism elsewhere.  read more

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  • April 1994: the night raid at Kingston’s Prison for Women

    by Sierra Bacquie

    There was supposed to be a new approach to the Correctional Service of Canada’s relationship to female offenders, who were promised responsible choices, respect, dignity, supportive environments, and shared responsibility. But on the night of April 26, eight women experienced humiliation, degradation, raw fear and trauma at the hands of an all-male emergency team. How did this happen? What has changed since?  read more