Penni Mitchell's blog
Books About Women's History by Mary Ann Shadd, newspaper publisher
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 07:32
Because it's 2016, the centennary of the year when many women won the vote in provincial elections, Herizons offers up a list of books all about the contributions women made to Canada's equality rights throughout history, from the Underground Railroad to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A Brief History of Women in Quebec,Wilfrid Laurier University Press, by Denyse Baillargeon
Celebrate IWD and Learn About Women's Rights History by Penni Mitchell
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Wed, 01/25/2017 - 07:59
Most of us can scarcely imagine what life was like for women 100 years ago, and it doesn't help that stereotypes and myths about the lives of our great-grandmothers render invisible the powerful history of women in Canada.
Equality Should Be the Icing on the Marriage Cake by Joanna Chiu
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 05:22
I am puzzled by many Western wedding traditions. My multicultural family chooses which customs to observe, and, usually, efforts are minimal. We may roast a duck on Thanksgiving, peer at the moon on Mid-Autumn Festival, or go to the movies on Christmas Day, after unwrapping gifts bought the day before at Superstore.
Refashioning Fashion by Ayesha Mian Akram
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Thu, 11/26/2015 - 09:48
As a Muslim woman who practices hijab—the wearing of modest clothing and covering my hair—I spend a lot of time navigating. I navigate the politics of being a Muslim woman in Canada and the politics of finding modest, yet
Pussies Against Feminism by Lyn Cockburn
Submitted by Penni Mitchell on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 07:30
They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.