HREQ 1700 Exam Review
1. Fat Phobia
Definition: Fear and hatred of fat bodies. It is a systematic oppression and devaluing
people based on weight, body size, and fatness.
Significant: Through oppression of individuals, studies are able to identify methods and
solutions in countering negative attitudes/stereotypes about fat people.
Author: Carla Rice
2. Social Reproduction
Definition: A Marxist Feminist term used to describe the unpaid domestic labour or
home work that woman do in the traditional patriarchal home.
Significant: Social reproductive work that specific migrant woman are doing abroad to
support their families are faced with a struggle of not being able to see their children
while fulfilling that role for north American or European families as “nannies”
Author: Sedef Arat-Koç
3. Gender Asylum
Definition: One of the grounds for seeking refugee status in Canada, based on a woman‟s
claim that her life is at risk in her home country owing to severer emotional, political
and/or physical violence.
Significant: Women are able to seek refuge when different forms of violence are
bestowed upon them, which help deter abuse, and limited refugee rights, which help
those qualifying individuals, cross the border.
Author: Roberta Hamilton
4. Live-in Caregiver Program
Definition: Built on premise that foreign domestic workers who arrive in Canada are or
should live as single people.
Significant: Often the majorities of domestic workers have children and must wait many
years before they can see their families again. Detrimental stress is put on the migrant
worker with feelings of separation from their children.
Author: Sedef Arat-Koç 5. Low Income Cut Off (LICO)
Definition: Measures used by Statistics Canada to signify income level at which
Canadians are considered to be living on a „low‟ income. Sometimes analysts and
agencies employ these cut-offs as informal poverty lines for Canada.
Significant: Helps to determine what types of people are poor in Canada but lacks the
ability to include factors such as aboriginal reserves, homeless, residents of the Yukon,