Friday, January 17, 2014

Male Studies: Do we need it, and can it happen?

Earlier this week the University of South Australia Male Studies program seemed at risk of cancellation after years of planning. This was in response to allegations made by Tory Shepherd, published on "Adelaide Now," that the organizers were tied to "hate groups."  

I had an excellent wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa, about Male Studies, Women's Studies, feminism, Canada's prostitution laws, police policy on prostitution, law professor Elizabeth Sheehy's battle to legalize husband-killing,

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ottawa Police stop arresting prostitutes, only male clients are now arrested

Why do we need the Supreme Court, or even Parliament, when the Police are happy to make up the law as they see fit?

The Ottawa Citizen reports that in 2009 the Ottawa police arrested 135 women and 56 men for prostitution offences. Then in 2010 the Canadian Women's Coalition was formed demanding decriminalization of female prostitutes and continued persecution of the men who seek them out. This is equivalent to the Swedish model pioneered in 1998, which was declared an abject failure. 

The Ottawa Police decided to