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Celebrating Female Suffrage Centennary   by Jeanne Mance, New France Hospital Administrator
Celebrating Female Suffrage Centennary

Celebrating Female Suffrage Centennary

Because it's 2016, the centennary of the year when many women won the vote in Canadian provinces, 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

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BOOK REVIEW: About Canada: Women's Rights  by Amanda Le Rougetel
BOOK REVIEW: About Canada: Women's Rights

BOOK REVIEW: About Canada: Women's Rights

Penni Mitchell’s book, About Canada: Women’s Rights, is a timely reminder of how significant women’s contributions have been to Canada’s evolution as a nation which aims to respect human rights.  

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Turn Up the Volume on Media Diversity   by Joanna Chiu
Turn Up the Volume on Media Diversity

Turn Up the Volume on Media Diversity

As a journalist in my mid-20s, I should have plenty to feel confident about. After getting a master’s degree in journalism from an Ivy League university, I moved to China, where I worked for a national newspaper and went on to my current job as a foreign correspondent at an international news wire.

My ethnicity and language skills are an advantage while I am based in Beijing. But I wouldn’t feel the same about my prospects if I were to move back to Canada, where few people in the media industry look like me.

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Sexual Harassment as Bloodsport  by Penni Mitchell
Sexual Harassment as Bloodsport

Sexual Harassment as Bloodsport

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 distinctly gendered.

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Pussies Against Feminism  by Lyn Cockburn
Pussies Against Feminism

Pussies Against Feminism

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

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