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Reach for the Moon by Evelyn C. White
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:32
Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Blue is the Warmest Color has been hailed for its bold exploration of a youthful lesbian romance. Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg declared the movie “magnificent ” and added, “I’m glad someone had the courage to tell this story.”
Quebec Charter Targets Women by Penni Mitchell
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:48
The Parti Québécois government’s proposed charter of values would not boost human rights protections or religious freedoms for Quebec’s minorities and in particular it would not boost protections for Quebec women.
What the PQ’s proposed charter aspires to do is to take everyone’s religious expression away―equally. It’s a new spin on equality—one that aims to prohibit all public-sector employees from wearing “conspicuous” religious symbols while on the job.
China's One Child Policy by Joanna Chiu
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 10:12
When I heard that China was relaxing its one-child policy, one of my first reactions was to worry about my job. If the government was suddenly going to become progressive on women’s reproductive rights and other issues, what would I write about as a women’s rights columnist based in China?
The Splendour of Gender by Susan G. Cole
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:58
It’s hard being a smart, forward-thinking woman in politics these days. You’d think it would be otherwise now that Canada boasts—count ’em—six female premiers. But the narrative that has unfolded since out lesbian Kathleen