Women & Feminism

  • Stampede

    Misogyny, White Supremacy and Settler Colonialism

    By Kimberly A. Williams     Forthcoming May 2021

    This book offers the first-ever intersectional feminist analysis of the gendered and racialized dynamics of the contemporary Calgary Stampede.

  • Take Back The Fight

    Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age

    By Nora Loreto     October 2020

    In Take Back The Fight, Nora Loreto examines the state of modern feminism in Canada and argues that feminists must organize to take back feminism from politicians, business leaders and journalists who distort and obscure its power.

  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

    By Wendy Chan     March 2020

    Based on interviews with service providers from the immigration, criminal justice and family justice systems in four different communities in BC, Hiding in Plain Sight examines the barriers encountered by abused immigrant women across Canada as they seek services and support, and identifies the key challenges for abused immigrant women accessing services as well as the struggles service organizations experience in meeting their needs.

  • Dis/Consent

    Perspectives on Sexual Consent and Sexual Violence

    Edited by KelleyAnne Malinen     April 2019

    Refusing to reduce intersectionality to a hasty footnote, this volume examines the construction of sexual violence and consent at diverse intersections of identity and includes a diversity of perspectives and positionalities rarely found in conversations about sexual violence and sexual consent.

  • IKWE

    Honouring Women, Life Givers, and Water Protectors

    By Jackie Traverse     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.

    A Roseway Book
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.