Gender Bias/Discrimination

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Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
Steedman, Mercedes
Book
1997
Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in te...
Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
Book
2006
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
Democracy Against Capitalism
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Book
1995
Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
Eating Fire: Family Life, on the Queer Side
Riordon, Michael
Book
2001
An inside look at a rainbow of relationships, sexual and otherwise, that gay, lesbian, and transgendered people create to animate their lives: lovers, partners, parents/kids, quick tricks, torrid affa...
Fighting Fires & Breaking Barriers: Against The Current vol. 145
Flynn, Kate
Article
2010
Having a young daughter and working in the building trades, I am always scanning cultural representations of construction and skilled trades work to see if there are women. Whether Sesame Street or We...
Fighting the Wal-Mart Plague: Against The Current vol. 118
Miller, Karen
Article
2005
Liza Featherstone offers a devastating portrait of rampant sex discrimination at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Women working for the company at all levels — from cashier positions to the highest levels of cor...
Gay Marriage Yes!: Against The Current vol. 110
The Editors
Article
2004
Any doubts about the meaning of the struggle for the right of gay and lesbian marriage should have disappeared forever when Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco opened the marriage bureau at city hall ...
Gender segregation is humiliating and damaging
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2017
The author looks at gender segregation, drawing on her own personal experiences in Iran but also in a broader context and the resulting psychological damage done to girls from a very young age.
Getting the Balance Right: Gender Equality in Journalism
Article
2009
Gender equality in journalism.
Good Girls, Bad Girls: Sex Trade Workers and Feminists Face to Face
Bell Laurie
Book
1987
Looks into issues like racism in pornography, reclamation of the label "whore," the concerns surrounding censorship and the myths and stereotypes that have made sex trade workers outcasts.
Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism
Plant, Judith
Book
1989
An anthology of writings on ecofeminism.
Machismo and Its Discontents: Against The Current vol. 134
Ferguson, Ann
Article
2008
The one clear memory I have of 1968 (as opposed to all those other antiwar and pro-civil rights struggles in which I was engaged in the 1960s and ‘70s) is that I was a member of a faculty ad-hoc group...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
A Parable of Women's Liberation: Against The Current vol. 134
Tax, Meredith
Article
2008
Interview with Meredith Tax.
Poverty in Wealth
Johnson, Leo A.
Article
1976
A critique of existing poverty research in Canada.
Recast Dreams: Class and Gender Consciousness in Steeltown
Livingstone, David ; Mangan, J. Marshall (Editors)
Book
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Reporting Gender Based Violence: A Handbook for Journalists
Article
2009
Violence Against Women has presented particular challenges to the media and to society because of the way it has been consigned to the "private" sphere -- dampening public discussion and stifling medi...
Targeting Iran
Barsamian, David
Book
2007
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
Transgender oppression and resistance
Miles, Laura
Article
2014
Miles discusses how socialists approach the question of fighting oppressions like transphobia is not an abstract matter. It goes to the heart of how we work with oppressed groups and individuals such ...
Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Article
2008
Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student ...
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Article
2000
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
METRAC (The Metro Action Committee on Public Violence )
Promotes the rights of women and children to live free from violence and threats of violence.
Organization for Women's Liberation - Iran
Organisation for Women's Liberation (OWL) was built on 14th December 2002 in direct response to the growing women's movement in Iran for equality and liberation The contemporary history of women's mov...
White Ribbon Campaign
A campaign that encourages men to wear a white ribbon on December 6 to remember the Montreal massacre and to show their opposition to all types of violence by men against women.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
Shelley Brian Brown, LL.B., LL.M, Employment & Human Rights Lawyer
Shelley Brown specializes in workplace and employment law and human rights issues. He was Director of Human Resources and Ethics Officer for an international insurance company and offers a unique vantage point and extensive unders...
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
Rubin Thomlinson LLP
Janice Rubin, B.A., LL.B., and Christine Thomlinson, LL.B., are founding partners of Rubin Thomlinson LLP, specializing in employment law and human rights issues. They are frequently asked to comment in the media, speak on challen...

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Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom, Brussels Declaration
Sources News Release
2009
Brussels Declaraton on Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom.
IFJ Calls on Unions to Confront Crisis of Gender Bias in the News
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)calls for a new debate in newsrooms over reporting gender issues and gave its backing to a global campaign to combat sexist reporting.
IFJ Conference: Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom
Sources News Release
2009
What is women's representation in the news management? How do women journalists make their way in today's media changes? What role can journalists unions play in promoting gender equality? How can med...
IFJ Launches Booklet to Engage Media Professionals in Fight Against Gender Discrimination
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today called on media professionals and unions activists to join the fight against gender discrimination by releasing a booklet on gender equality...
IPS Africa Launches Reporting Gender-Based Violence Handbook
Sources News Release
2010
Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa has launched a new handbook for reporters to support sustained media coverage of gender-based violence beyond 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children.
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Media Still Struggling to Break Gender Barriers in Cambodia
Corporal, Lynette Lee
2009
Cambodia's media organisations are a 'battleground' for old ways and new approaches when it comes to gender.
Words that Count Women In
1993
A popular guide to eliminating gender bias in writing and speech.