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
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.”
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.
They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.
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 media to combat domestic violence, such as by sharing a powerful photo of three women marching in blood-
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 you want to see the book jackets, too)
A Brief History of Women in Quebec,Wilfrid Laurier
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