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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Robert Brym
Semester
Winter

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The Women’s Movement in Canada Online Reading #3 Summary -More than a century ago, women began playing a smaller role in domestic + farm work + began entering paid labour force -Owning more economic resources  became more independent-minded -Formulating program for social change need resources (time, money, education) -First wave of women’s movement = highly educated professionals -Canadian Women Suffrage Association: right to vote in 1918 -Right to run for public office -Women sought institutional reform through government action -Pursued equitable pay, easier access to higher education, protection from domestic violence, and faire share of family assets + child support in case of divorce or desertion -Slow progress because small women’s representation in legislatures -Grassroots level action: change from below, creating network of new organizations Ex: study groups, consciousness-raising, women’s bookstores, rape crisis centers, abortion clinics, shelters for battered women, publicizing feminist aims (International Women’s Day marches) -Second-wave feminis
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