Penni Mitchell's blog
Books About Women's History by Mary Ann Shadd, newspaper publisher
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:32
Because it's 2016, the centennary of the year when many women won the vote in provincial elections, Herizons offers up a list of books all about the contributions women made to Canada's equality rights throughout history, from the Underground Railroad to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A Brief History of Women in Quebec,Wilfrid Laurier University Press, by Denyse Baillargeon
Misogyny Trumps Liberal Democracy by Susan G. Cole
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 08:52
I admit I didn’t see it coming. In fact, I was one of those people who thought Hillary Clinton was going to crush Donald Trump and that when Trump’s trolls started protesting in the streets after his loss, the army was going
Instead, Trump won. And he won because women voted for him. I know, not the majority of female voters, but a whack of them, millions of them—including 32 per cent of the college-educated females who cast a ballot.
Why? This conversation has been swirling around ever
Trump Trolls Invade Canada by Penni Mitchell
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 07:59
I started out writing about the U.S. election, and how President--Donald Trump's misogyny factored in to Hillary Clinton’s loss.
But then I came to realize that the U.S. President is something of an easy target for Canadian feminists. Sure, no one oozes patriarchal right-wingdom quite like Trump. But in the days and weeks that followed the U.S. election, it became clear that, for all of Trump’s unbridled aggression and perversity, he isn’t the only guy grabbing women by the pussy. Not by a long shot.
Equality Should Be the Icing on the Marriage Cake by Joanna Chiu
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 05:22
I am puzzled by many Western wedding traditions. My multicultural family chooses which customs to observe, and, usually, efforts are minimal. We may roast a duck on Thanksgiving, peer at the moon on Mid-Autumn Festival, or go to the movies on Christmas Day, after unwrapping gifts bought the day before at Superstore.
Refashioning Fashion by Ayesha Mian Akram
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Thu, 11/26/2015 - 09:48
As a Muslim woman who practices hijab—the wearing of modest clothing and covering my hair—I spend a lot of time navigating. I navigate the politics of being a Muslim woman in Canada and the politics of finding modest, yet
Pussies Against Feminism by Lyn Cockburn
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 07:30
They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.