The late 1960s in Canada, as throughout the Western world, saw the emergence of a new women 's movement. This new feminism rejected all limits to the equality of women 's rights and showed that equality in daily life cannot be obtained through simple legal, political or institutional modifications. Women were greatly influenced by books and articles by feminists such as Kate Millett, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem and Shulamith Firestone, and by publications such as Women Unite: An Anthology of the Women 's Movement (1972) and Margaret Anderson 's Mother Was Not a Person (1973). These writers held that society 's major power relationship was one of domination and oppression of women by men. The existing body of social relationships, along with the very functioning of society, was analysed and
This act established by Borden’s government was vastly beneficial for Canada due to it being used then, and later (The Canadian Encyclopedia). The War Measures Act was a federal law embraced by the Parliament that gave powers to Canada’s government to keep security, defense, and order during the First World War. The War Measures Act was necessary and important as it did a great job by keeping Canada safe during the hard times and made it stronger as a nation. (The Canadian Encyclopedia) Therefore, it increased Canada’s independence and managed to remove it from being under Britain's control overtime as they were able to make their own decisions within their own grounds.
To begin with, Emily Murphy is the most important woman in Canada as tha action she took to fight for the rights of women positively shaped and influenced Canada to be a superior and improved country given that she was the female magistrate who was part of the persons act and she passed the Dower Act. First of all, in an era where no such thing could have ever been dreamt of, Emily Murphy battled long to combat the discrimination of women by winning the Person's Case which thus influenced women across the nation to deem themselves valuable and able to influence Canada's prosperity. Emily Murphy struck waves amongst Canadian women with triumph in regards to the Persons Case. For instance, according to the Library and Archives of Canada, "Cairine Reay Mackay Wilson had the honour of being appointed Canada's first woman
In Canadian history, many people made significant contributions to the Canadian society. June Callwood was one of the countless people that contributed to Canada’s social welfare. Tuesday on June 2 is known as June Callwood Day because to visualize a better world which June Callwood hoped to achieve. June Callwood made a very significant contribution to the Canadian social welfare because she was the founding member of many organizations, did a lot of advocacy work and helped people by taking many risks for a numerous good causes for the well being of the Canadian society.
Her arguments of how people create a subtext and how images are a cultural production are explained in a precise manner throughout the paragraphs on page
Throughout Canadian history there has been a battle for equality, whether it be equality for gender, age and race. In the novel In Search of April Raintree, by Beatrice Mosionier, the protagonist April faces many hardships, especially with her race. Although Mosionier’s novel is fiction, events she writes about strongly correlate with tragic events that have occurred throughout Canadian history and even present day. Despite being set back in the late eighties, the racial discrimination April faces still exists in today’s world. Racism is an issue that seems to have no resolution although the solution seems simple.
cultural constructs of femininity, identity, and the extent of government control. The story explores the affects social and political trends have on society. The Handmaid’s Tale evaluates gender roles and the subjugation of women. Atwood’s use of aphorisms, symbolism, and allusions urges readers to examine the juxtaposition of cruelty and vulnerability in femininity.
The way we view ourselves has a lot to do with societal influences. How we measure our intellect or what we define as beauty can have a great effect and control how we shape our identity. The book, “Da Kink in My Hair” is written by Trey Anthony that beautifully story tells the joys and struggles of Black women living their day to day lives. This paper will discuss the influence and importance this book has on African-Canadian literature and women of colour.
Sharon Morgan Beckford gathers how black Canadian women writers use Canada as place: “the characters’ concern about self in relation to place, Canada, both in terms of its physical and imaginative geographies, is depicted through their physical and psychical journeys” (461). Toronto becomes a character in the novel as it gives the reader a look through the eyes of the city. The city through Toronto’s eyes is a vivid juxtaposition of the beauty of the city from the ugly; love from hatred; and the essence of the city from the soulless-ness of certain individuals. With these juxtapositions, the reader is forced to contemplate, “how do we see?” and “how do we love?”
Throughout the novel Frankenstein Mary Shelley creates interesting themes. These themes provide insights on human nature and society in general. The themes that she creates throughout her book are still highly discussed today. One, of the themes is Justice versus Injustice. Another one is Nature versus Nurture.
For Pearson, allusions to the Redfern Speech alongside clever implementation of inclusive language facilitate the notion that Indigenous issues are a concern for the nation as a whole. This is evident through the usage of ‘our nation’ and the actions that ‘we’ have to take to correct the injustices of the past, which has the effect of reconciling the divide between Indigenous and European Australians; thus unifying the nation. Atwood, on the other hand, employs pathos through personal anecdotes and humour in order to establish a relationship with her audience. This provides her textual integrity, as it resonates with her audience on a personal level. The humorous personal anecdote of her daughter’s breakfast play allows Atwood to reinforce her argument that in order to ignite interest in literature “something else has to happen”, assisting her audience to emotionally identify with her perspective.
Canada already knows what the cause of this problem is; by clearly defining the term “national inquiry” we are able to start looking deeper into the issue and figuring out ways to begin to solve this problem. More attention and education also needs to be brought forth to the general public; people need to be aware that this is a human rights and colonialism issue and is riddled with sexism and racism. Finally, this inquiry needs to look into why over 700 recommendations have not been implemented, and why the government is putting up so much resistance to the issue; the government is failing to uphold its moral and fundamental obligation to protect all women without discrimination. “What a national inquiry has the potential to do is foster a national discussion. I say discussion rather than narrative, because the story is not over.
I will suggest that Canada should implement policies that will encourage the participation of Aboriginal women in politics and leadership roles, starting from the local to the federal level. This will develop positive leadership traits and feeling of inclusiveness among the Aboriginal women in Canada. Last but not the least, there should be accountability for policies formulated as pointed out by ONWA (2007). This is crucial for the success of policy strategies. Accountability also ensures that commitments to these policies remain legitimate and ongoing as argued by ONWA
The Treatment of Women in Literature Since the beginning of time, women have always been considered less than or inferior to men. Although, the treatment of women has improved tremendously and women are seeing more opportunities than ever before, we still have a long way to go. Until recently, the majority of published writers were men and the depiction of women in literature was mainly one sided. No matter what time period or culture, women in literature usually take the back seat to men. The once popular TV drama series, Twin Peaks, which was created in 1990, and Joyce Carol Oates’s short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” which was published in 1970, but was probably written in the 50s or 60s, are perfect examples of this.
First Generations: Women of Colonial America, written by Carol Berkin, is a novel that took ten years to make. Carol Berkin received her B.A. from Barnard College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has worked as a consultant on PBS and History Channel documentaries. Berkin has written several books on the topic of women in America. Some of her publications include: Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence (2004) and Civil War Wives: The Life and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant (2009).