Buffy Sainte-Marie On Stands Now
Buffy Sainte-Marie: Stay Calm and Decolonize

History will record her as the only woman on the planet who has both won an Oscar and breast-fed her infant on the celebrated children’s television show Sesame Street.

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Pauline Johnson Confronted Colonialism  by Veronica Strong-Boag

Born in 1861, Emily Pauline Johnson was the daughter of a Mohawk chief and an English immigrant who lived on the Iroquois Six Nations territory near Brantford in Canada West.

Viola Desmond Led Civil Rights Fight  by Evelyn C. White

Born and raised in Halifax, Viola Desmond was a successful beautician who, in 1946, challenged racial prejudice.

The Powerful Influence of Iroquois Women  by Jan Noel

The Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, allocated a degree of importance to women which was quite singular.

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Unveil Fears, Not Women
by Ayesha Mian AKram

In March, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated that the practice of covering one’s face with niqab—
veiling that leaves only the eyes visible—is “rooted in a culture that is anti-women.”

sexual harassment, sexism in media, sexual assault
Sexual Harassment as Bloodsport
by Penni Mitchell

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was just 22 when the world learned about her sexual relationship with U.S. President Bill Clinton. Although Lewinsky and Clinton each paid a high price for the
liaison, the cost to Lewinsky was...

anti-feminist women, against feminism
Pussies Against Feminism
by Lyn Cockburn

They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.

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Chinese Feminists Jailed
by Joanna Chiu

I recently had lunch in Shanghai with a young woman who helped to put on plays to raise awareness about gender inequality in her community. In a small offi ce in Beijing, workers at a women’s rights group showed me how they used social...

drawing of Jeanne Mance, administrator of Montreal's first hospital.
Recommended Reading
by Fabulous Historians + Activists

We didn’t have room for all of the books we wanted to recommend on women’s history in our latest special issue on Women Who Changed Canada, so here are some more! (There's a PDF of these books attached at the end of this post if...