Feminist Journeys: The Canadian Feminist History Society

This beautifully put together book is the first publication from the Feminist History Society., a Canadian organization which aims to “publish books about the women’s movement in Canada between 1960 and 2010, books written by the very participants in the movement.”.

Our mission is to publish books about the women’s movement in Canada between 1960 and 2010, books written by the very participants in the movement. The content of the books will reflect the diversity and dynamism, strength and spirit of the movement. Our hardcover books are beautifully designed to stand together as a series.

For an annual membership fee of $100, you receive this year’s book: .”….Feminist Journeys, ed ited by Marguerite Andersen, is a collection of short pieces from women from across Canada and Quebec describing how they came to feminism.  It is by turns thoughtful and thought-provoking, funny and sad, and thoroughly embracing and affirming.” [CLICK HERE FOR TO JOIN/DONATE]

Click here to read Megan Reid’s full story on the Feminist History Society website:   It was not until university that I began to describe myself as a feminist, but even there, I got off to a bit of a rocky start:  It was my first semester at the University of Ottawa and I was studying health science.  I was about to receive a youth’s Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.  On the eve of the award ceremony, I felt compelled to reassure my friends, in no uncertain terms, that although I was receiving the award, commemorating women’s equality, I was certainly not a feminist.  I had never known anyone who self-identified as a feminist.  I’m not sure how, exactly, but I had adopted the opinion that feminists were heartless, bitter, and vicious women, the type who would harm a dolphin without a good reason.

This article from the Globe made some interesting connections on the eve of the book’s release:

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