YOU GO GIRL!
Why Canadians need to Fight for Feminism
What do you think of when you hear the
word “feminist”?
Do you know what it is to be a feminist?
Why is “feminism” a hot-button topic for
some people?
“The feminist agenda is not about equal
rights for women. It is about a socialist, antifamily political movement that enco...
“We must not allow ourselves to be
deflected by the feminists who are anxious
to force us to regard the two sexes as
compl...
“This is what sexual liberation chiefly
accomplishes-it liberates young women to
pursue married men.”
George Gilder
“My analysis is that the gays are about 5%
of the attack on marriage in this country, and
the feminists are about 95%.”
Ph...
So what exactly is feminism?
Feminism (noun)
The advocacy of women's rights on the
grounds of political, social, and economic
equality to men.
Feminists
– both male and female –
have been advocating for equal rights for
women for decades
In 1903 Emma Baker is the first woman to
receive a Ph.D. from a Canadian University
In 1913 Alys McKey
Bryant is the first
woman to pilot an
airplane in Canada.
By the end of WWII some 45,423 women
have enlisted in the armed forces providing
support functions for the war effort.
In 1969 the Federal government amends the
Criminal Code of Canada so that it is no
longer an offence to spread information...
In 1973 the Montreal Gay Women publish
the first Canadian lesbian journal
“Long Time Coming”
and the first rape crisis telephone line in
Canada is opened by Vancouver Rape
Relief.
By 1981 47% of Canadian students in
university undergraduate programs are
women
In 1999 Julie Payette
is the first Canadian
to serve in the
International Space
Station.
Women in Canada have won the right to
vote, work, and become educated...
So aren't women now being treated equally
to men in Canada?
Is there still a reason to fight for feminism?
Don't we live in a female friendly country?
On December 6, 1989 14 young female
engineering students are murdered by a
gunman at Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal.
The man who shot them stated “you are all
feminists” and “I am fighting feminism”
In Canada 83% of the victims of policereported domestic violence are women.
In Canada every six days, on average, a
woman is murdered by her husband or
boyfriend.
1 in 8 Canadian women are battered by the
men they lived with.
1 in 3 females in Canada are sexually
molested before the age of 16.
Women growing up in Canada have a 50%
chance of being physically or sexually
abused.
There are more than one million single
mothers in Canada who are raising their
children in poverty.
3 out of 4 Canadian women over the age of
65 who live alone live below the poverty
level.
Canadian girls are bombarded by highly
sexualized media images of females...
these messages have been linked to serious
mental health issues for girls like eating
disorders, low self-esteem, and depr...
In the 1980s equality pay laws were passed
federally and provincially...
but most of them have been ineffective and
weakly enforced.
Don't women and girls deserve a chance for
a better life—free from violence, poverty,
and rigid stereotypes that limit the...
Since women account for slightly more
than half of Canada’s population,
empowering women means making the
most of all of o...
When you improve women’s equality, it
improves economic and social conditions
for everyone.
The World Economic Forum points out, “the
most important determinant of a country’s
competitiveness is its human talent – ...
“numerous studies during the last decade
have confirmed that reducing gender
inequality enhances productivity and
economic...
How are you going to help make a
difference for the women and girls in your
life?
Monitor the media and question the images
of women that are being portrayed.
Address labels and prejudices that you see
regarding women.
Reflect on your own attitudes and beliefs
regarding women.
Become more knowledgeable about the
struggles of Canadian women...
Don't know how?
Visit
www.canadianwomen.org
They are the only national foundation in
Canada dedicated to giving women and
girls a chance for a better life.
When it comes to gender equality we should
not settle for the status quo...
but rather continue paving the way towards
an inclusive Canada.
Creator Biography:
My name is Rebecca
Clark. I am a Canadian
woman currently
obtaining my degree in
Therapeutic Recreation...
“If we want to live in an inclusive country, we need
to actively address the issues of violence, poverty
and stereotyping ...
Anderson, D. (n.d.). Status of women. Retrieved from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/status-of-women

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  1. 1. YOU GO GIRL! Why Canadians need to Fight for Feminism
  2. 2. What do you think of when you hear the word “feminist”?
  3. 3. Do you know what it is to be a feminist?
  4. 4. Why is “feminism” a hot-button topic for some people?
  5. 5. “The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, antifamily political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians.” Pat Robertson
  6. 6. “We must not allow ourselves to be deflected by the feminists who are anxious to force us to regard the two sexes as completely equal in position and worth.” Sigmund Freud
  7. 7. “This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes-it liberates young women to pursue married men.” George Gilder
  8. 8. “My analysis is that the gays are about 5% of the attack on marriage in this country, and the feminists are about 95%.” Phyllis Schlafly
  9. 9. So what exactly is feminism?
  10. 10. Feminism (noun) The advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.
  11. 11. Feminists – both male and female – have been advocating for equal rights for women for decades
  12. 12. In 1903 Emma Baker is the first woman to receive a Ph.D. from a Canadian University
  13. 13. In 1913 Alys McKey Bryant is the first woman to pilot an airplane in Canada.
  14. 14. By the end of WWII some 45,423 women have enlisted in the armed forces providing support functions for the war effort.
  15. 15. In 1969 the Federal government amends the Criminal Code of Canada so that it is no longer an offence to spread information about birth control.
  16. 16. In 1973 the Montreal Gay Women publish the first Canadian lesbian journal “Long Time Coming”
  17. 17. and the first rape crisis telephone line in Canada is opened by Vancouver Rape Relief.
  18. 18. By 1981 47% of Canadian students in university undergraduate programs are women
  19. 19. In 1999 Julie Payette is the first Canadian to serve in the International Space Station.
  20. 20. Women in Canada have won the right to vote, work, and become educated...
  21. 21. So aren't women now being treated equally to men in Canada?
  22. 22. Is there still a reason to fight for feminism?
  23. 23. Don't we live in a female friendly country?
  24. 24. On December 6, 1989 14 young female engineering students are murdered by a gunman at Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal.
  25. 25. The man who shot them stated “you are all feminists” and “I am fighting feminism”
  26. 26. In Canada 83% of the victims of policereported domestic violence are women.
  27. 27. In Canada every six days, on average, a woman is murdered by her husband or boyfriend.
  28. 28. 1 in 8 Canadian women are battered by the men they lived with.
  29. 29. 1 in 3 females in Canada are sexually molested before the age of 16.
  30. 30. Women growing up in Canada have a 50% chance of being physically or sexually abused.
  31. 31. There are more than one million single mothers in Canada who are raising their children in poverty.
  32. 32. 3 out of 4 Canadian women over the age of 65 who live alone live below the poverty level.
  33. 33. Canadian girls are bombarded by highly sexualized media images of females...
  34. 34. these messages have been linked to serious mental health issues for girls like eating disorders, low self-esteem, and depression.
  35. 35. In the 1980s equality pay laws were passed federally and provincially...
  36. 36. but most of them have been ineffective and weakly enforced.
  37. 37. Don't women and girls deserve a chance for a better life—free from violence, poverty, and rigid stereotypes that limit their potential?
  38. 38. Since women account for slightly more than half of Canada’s population, empowering women means making the most of all of our talent
  39. 39. When you improve women’s equality, it improves economic and social conditions for everyone.
  40. 40. The World Economic Forum points out, “the most important determinant of a country’s competitiveness is its human talent – the skills, education and productivity of its workforce.”
  41. 41. “numerous studies during the last decade have confirmed that reducing gender inequality enhances productivity and economic growth.”
  42. 42. How are you going to help make a difference for the women and girls in your life?
  43. 43. Monitor the media and question the images of women that are being portrayed.
  44. 44. Address labels and prejudices that you see regarding women.
  45. 45. Reflect on your own attitudes and beliefs regarding women.
  46. 46. Become more knowledgeable about the struggles of Canadian women... Don't know how?
  47. 47. Visit www.canadianwomen.org
  48. 48. They are the only national foundation in Canada dedicated to giving women and girls a chance for a better life.
  49. 49. When it comes to gender equality we should not settle for the status quo...
  50. 50. but rather continue paving the way towards an inclusive Canada.
  51. 51. Creator Biography: My name is Rebecca Clark. I am a Canadian woman currently obtaining my degree in Therapeutic Recreation at Douglas College, in British Columbia.
  52. 52. “If we want to live in an inclusive country, we need to actively address the issues of violence, poverty and stereotyping that affect Canadian women.” Rebecca Clark
  53. 53. Anderson, D. (n.d.). Status of women. Retrieved from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/status-of-women Canadian social resource links. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ Eichler, M., & Lavigne, M. (n.d.). Womens Movement. Retrieved from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/womens-movement Johnson Lewis, J. (n.d.). Anti-feminist quotes. Retrieved from http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/antifeminism_quotes.htm Monroe, D. E. (n.d.). Famous canadian women. Retrieved from http://famouscanadianwomen.com/ Top 20 reasons to take action. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://canadianwomen.org/

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