Women & Feminism

  • IKWE

    Honouring Women, Life Givers, and Water Protectors

    By Jackie Traverse     Forthcoming September 2018

    “I had the privilege of going to Standing Rock twice. The strength and power that came from the women there inspired this book. To be a woman is to be a life giver and water protector. Even if you never have children, you have that sense, and the duty to honour and protect the water is within you,” writes Traverse.

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  • Coming Back to Jail

    Women, Trauma, and Criminalization

    By Elizabeth Comack     May 2018

    Drawing on the stories of forty-two incarcerated women, Coming Back to Jail broadens the focus to examine the role of trauma in the women’s lives.

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  • No Choice

    The 30-Year Fight for Abortion on Prince Edward Island

    By Kate McKenna     April 2018

    In No Choice, Kate McKenna offers a firsthand account of Prince Edward Island’s refusal to bring abortion services to the Island, and introduces us to the courageous women who struggled for over thirty years to change this.

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  • Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joyce Green     October 2017

    Written by Indigenous feminists and allies, this book provides a powerful and original intellectual and political contribution demonstrating that feminism has much to offer Indigenous women, and all Indigenous peoples, in their struggles against oppression.

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  • Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists

    The Origins of the Women’s Shelter Movement in Canada

    By Margo Goodhand     September 2017

    In the supposedly enlightened ’60s and ’70s, violence against women didn’t make the news. It didn’t exist. Yet in 1973 — with no statistics, no money and little public support — five disparate groups of Canadian women quietly opened the country’s first battered women’s shelters. Today, there are well over 600.

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  • About Canada: Women’s Rights

    By Penni Mitchell     July 2015

    A foundational look at Canada’s history of women’s rights and the contributions and accomplishments women have made in Canada.

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  • “I Hate Feminists!”

    December 6, 1989 and its Aftermath

    By Melissa Blais  Translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott  Foreword by Carmen Gill     November 2014

    On December 6, 1989, a man walked into the engineering school École Polytechnique de Montreal, armed with a semi-automatic rifle and, declaring “I hate feminists,” killed fourteen young women. “I Hate Feminists”, originally published in French in 2009, examines the collective memory that emerged in the immediate aftermath and years following the massacre as Canadians struggled to make sense of this tragic event and understand the motivations of the killer.

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  • Criminalizing Women

    Gender and (In)Justice in Neoliberal Times, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Gillian Balfour and Elizabeth Comack     September 2014

    Criminalizing Women introduces readers to the key issues addressed by feminists engaged in criminology research over the past four decades. Chapters explore how narratives that construct women as errant females, prostitutes, street gang associates and symbols of moral corruption mask the connections between women’s restricted choices and the conditions of their lives.

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  • Girl Trouble

    Panic and Progress in the Lives of Young Women

    By Carol Dyhouse     September 2014

    In this witty and wonderful book, eminent historian Carol Dyhouse shows that for over a century now, where there’s a horrific headline, a scandal or a wave of moral outrage you can bet a girl’s to blame.

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  • Feminism & Men

    By Nikki van der Gaag     August 2014

    What is men’s position in the feminist story? Are men villains or victims? Whilst the answer is both and neither, both genders are still seen in terms of these kinds of unhelpful categories, and while feminist waves have ensured that, in theory, at least, many women are now able to do the things that used to be done only by men, the reality of how men are seen and see themselves has changed very little across the globe.

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