When a prominent feminist’s legacy is cast aside, as Thérèse Casgrain’s was after the federal government re-named a national award in her name in 2010, you start to get the feeling that Canada’s nation builders— at least the female ones—are being forgotten.
They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.
A few months ago, I quit my newspaper job and spent the summer backpacking around Europe. As I traversed the continent, taking in its grand architecture, crystal-clear coastlines and delicious fresh food, there were constant reminders that my race and gender cast me as a second-class tourist.
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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