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Recommended Reading  by Fabulous Historians + Activists
Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

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 University Press, by Denyse Baillargeon

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Unveil Fears, Not Women  by Ayesha Mian AKram
Unveil Fears, Not Women

Unveil Fears, Not Women

In March, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated that the practice of covering one’s face with niqab—
veiling that leaves only the eyes visible—is “rooted in a culture that is anti-women.”

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Sexual Harassment as Bloodsport  by Penni Mitchell
Sexual Harassment as Bloodsport

Sexual Harassment as Bloodsport

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky was just 22 when the world learned about her sexual relationship with U.S. President Bill Clinton. Although Lewinsky and Clinton each paid a high price for the
liaison, the cost to Lewinsky was distinctly gendered.

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Pussies Against Feminism  by Lyn Cockburn
Pussies Against Feminism

Pussies Against Feminism

They’re mostly well-educated, young and female, and they want us to know that they don’t need feminism.

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Chinese Feminists Jailed  by Joanna Chiu
Chinese Feminists Jailed

Chinese Feminists Jailed

I recently had lunch in Shanghai with a young woman who helped to put on plays to raise awareness about gender inequality in her community. In a small offi ce in Beijing, workers at a women’s rights group showed me how they used social media to combat domestic violence, such as by sharing a powerful photo of three women marching in blood-splattered wedding dresses.

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