Misogyny surfaces as students return to campuses countrywide | What's Left

Student activists almost come to expect September's flow of sexist and misogynist episodes, which is why student union campaigns are extremely important. However, back to school this year gave activists a painful reminder that violent hate for women and feminists still exist.

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Public comments surfaced where individuals made graphic and fatal threats against women’s studies professors and students at the University of Toronto, and included attacks on feminism and feminists.

The struggle for gender equality is alive and well, and thanks to the work of dedicated labour and student activists, the fight at U of T to condemn this inacceptable behaviour and language is underway. As was mentioned by CUPE 3902’s statements, workers have the right to refuse unsafe working conditions.

Online posts about killing feminists prompt University of Toronto to increase campus security

CUPE 3902 Statement on on-campus threats and unsafe work

CUPE 3902 Women’s Caucus Demonstration Against Gendered Violence

CFS-Ontario Statement on violent threats made against women at the University of Toronto