Tag Archives: Women’s Rights

Pas de deux: Georgette Heyer’s Snowdrift and Other Stories

Heyer, Georgette. Snowdrift and Other Stories. Source Books-Casablanca. 2016. For those of my readers who are unfamiliar with Munro’s Bookstore in Victoria, BC, suffice it to say that in 2016 it was rated by National Geographic the third best bookstore in … Continue reading

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Another Year. International Women’s Day 2017


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Still the Need for Bread and Roses?

Some Links for International Women’s Day Unranked. Sites responsible for their own content http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca https://www.dpmc.gov.au/office-women http://wcd.nic.in/ https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-for-women-and-equalities–3 http://women.govt.nz/ http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/gender-equality/ http://www2.unwomen.org/en/csw http://www.ncsw.gov.pk/ http://www.our-africa.org/women http://www.women.gov.za/ http://www.gender.go.jp/english_contents/ http://www.scwo.org.sg/index.php/womens-charter http://www.dol.gov/wb/stats/stats_data.htm http://www.womenofchina.cn/about.htm http://www.gob.mx/inmujeres/  

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International Women’s Day 2015

It’s somewhat challenging to be completely positive about the status of women today, but we should savour the achievements women have made even as we know we have more work to do to ensure that social, political, and cultural expectations … Continue reading

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Sustaining “the birthright of fancy”: L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Series

Montgomery, L. M. The Anne Books: Anne of Green Gables to The Blythes areQuoted. Various Publishers. This post is rather long because it addresses nine books rather than just one or two. I trust you will be bear with it. … Continue reading

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Rambles in Dead End Streets (With a Detour into First Novels): Pat Barker, Nell Dunn, and Eve Garnett.

Barker, Pat. Union Street. London: Virago, 1982. Dunn, Nell. Poor Cow. Introd. Margaret Drabble. 1967. London: Virago: 2013. —. Up the Junction. Drawings Susan Benson. Little Brown 1963. Washington: Counterpoint, 2000. Garnett, Eve. The Family From One End Street. 1937.  Introd. Julia Eccleshare, 2004. … Continue reading

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The Wise Sister: Thoughts for International Women’s Day

The Wise Sister Thoughts for International Women’s Day 2014 Let us now praise famous women and the mothers who bore us, For great things came through them. Some were elders and leaders of their people renowned for their wisdom and … Continue reading

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