Célébrons Nos Réussites Féministes

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Karen Blackford, Marie-Luce Garceau, Sandra Kirby
University of Ottawa Press, 1999 - Social Science - 348 pages
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Abuses by international corporations, withdrawal of social services and implementation of regressive legislation continue to impoverish women and reduce the quality of their everyday lives: women have reason to be demoralized. Recognizing this challenging and difficult situation, this volume reviews women's successes at feminizing Canadian institutions. It is intended to hearten the women's movement, and show the potential for feminist change and suggest ways to realize this potential.
 

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Page 253 - Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Page 312 - PREVENT us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help ; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page 135 - On my honor I will do my best "To do my duty to God and my country "and to obey the Scout Law; 'To help other people at all times; 'To keep myself physically strong, "mentally awake, and morally straight.
Page 229 - How do we redefine difference for all women? It is not our differences which separate women, but our reluctance to recognize those differences and to deal effectively with the distortions which have resulted from the ignoring and misnaming of those differences.
Page 202 - Dieu créa l'homme à son image, à l'image de Dieu il le créa, homme et femme il les créa.
Page 186 - Indian tribes in this province," which received the royal assent 10th June, 1857. Its avowed purpose was also defined in the preamble to be the " gradual removal of all legal distinctions between them and her Majesty's other Canadian subjects, and to facilitate the acquisition of property, and of the rights accompanying it, by such individual members of the said tribes as shall be found to desire such encouragement and to have deserved it.
Page 67 - ... difference in order to survive. But our future survival is predicated upon our ability to relate within equality. As women, we must root out internalized patterns of oppression within ourselves if we are to move beyond the most superficial aspects of social change. Now we must recognize differences among women who are our equals, neither inferior nor superior, and devise ways to use each others' difference to enrich our visions and our joint struggles.
Page 202 - Lorsque Dieu commença la création du ciel et de la terre, la terre était déserte et vide, et la ténèbre à la surface de l'abîme ; le souffle de Dieu planait à la surface des eaux, et Dieu dit : « Que la lumière soit !» Et la lumière fut Dieu vit que la lumière était bonne.
Page 55 - ... need a self-knowledge which can only develop through a steady, passionate attention to all female experience. I cannot imagine a feminist evolution leading to radical change in the private/political realm of gender that is not rooted in the conviction that all women's lives are important; that the lives of men cannot be understood by burying the lives of women...
Page 185 - All persons residing among such Indians, whose parents on either side were or are Indians of such Body or Tribe, or entitled to be considered as such; and...

About the author (1999)

The late Karen A. Blackford held the Royal Bank Research Chair in Disability Studies, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies, Winnipeg. Marie-Luce Garceau is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Laurentian University. Sandra Kirby is Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Winnipeg.

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