penni mitchell, editor herizonsQuebec Charter Targets Women
Penni Mitchell

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


joanna chiuChina's One Child Policy
Joanna Chiu

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?


susan g. coleThe Splendour of Gender
Susan G. Cole

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


Evelyn C. WhiteReach for the Moon
Evelyn C. White

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