The Manitoba Women's Newspaper
Periodical profile published 1980

Publisher:  c/o Martina Freitag, Winnipeg, Canada
Year Published:  1980  
Pages:  8pp  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2010

Abstract:  The Manitoba Women's Newspaper has the aim of providing "an alternative means of communication with a feminist perspective in order to stimulate, to inform, to effect change and to unify women's strengths. It also serves as a public forum of discussion for the women of Manitoba".

The first issue of the women's newspaper includes articles on the celebration of Women's day, women and the law, the struggle to fund a women's center at the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba, women and credit, women and rural jobs, health issues and a story of woman who became an auto mechanic.

One article, "Women Centers Get Nowhere", tells of the obstacles the women met at the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba in their struggle to organize a woman's center. Negative responses came from university officials who claimed that the center would become simply a place for women to get together to share their dating experiences, or would lead to cuts in funding grants. The article on women as auto mechanics relates the story of one woman who is now a successful auto mechanic. Included in this story are details concerning specific health issues for women, the struggles involved in becoming a mechanic in terms of pay verses expenses, and some examples of sexual discrimination.

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