Women & Work

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Connexions Library

Art and Sexual Politics: Why Have There No Great Women Artists?
Hess, Thomas B.; Baker, Elizabeth C.
Book
1973
Examines cultural and ideological biases about female artists
Brotherhood Economics: Women and Co-operatives in Nova Scotia
Neal, Rusty
Book
1998
Documents the goal of equality for women in the workplace, education, economic development, social work and co-operatives and the activism of five women.
The Captive Labour Force on Non-English Speaking Immigrant Women
Article
1980
An article focusing on the 'invisible work' that non-English speaking immigrant women, in particular, have done and continue to do.
The Chinese Working Women's Network: Against The Current vol. 113
Ngai, Pun; Ming, Yang Lie
Article
2004
There is no doubt that China is growing rapidly in importance in the global economy. China has now surpassed the United States as the largest destination in the world for foreign investment. While man...
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Book
1976
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
The Communistic Societies of the United States
Nordhoff, Charles
Book
1875
Describes a dozen Utopian societies.
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions Library: Women's Issues Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on women.
The Exploitation Explosion
Article
1991
Female workers in developing countries are undervalued and underpaid.
The Export of Philippine Women
Aguilar, Delia D.
Article
1997
Principles of social justice are clearly not served by applauding a system that prides itself in an increased GNP at the same time that it farms out its women to be servants of the world.
HERstory: Jeritan
Ho Wing Yin, Cecilia (Director)
Film/Video
2009
A story of Indonesian female migrant workers who left their homes to work as domestic helpers in Macao, China, a community consisting of mainly Chinese as well as a city of casinos and entertainment p...
An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism
Moody, Kim
Book
The author, a union organizer and activist, details the decline of the American union movement.
Invisible Force: Women Workers in Pakistan
Gazdar, Aisha (Director)
Film/Video
2007
Millions of women workers in Pakistan remain unaccounted for in official figures. Even those who are in the formal workforce face problems like lower wages for the same work as men and sexual harrasme...
Not Automatic: Women and the Left in the Forging of the Auto Workers' Union
Dollinger, Sol; Dollinger, Genora Johnson
Book
This story of the birth and infancy of the United Auto Workers, told by two participants, shows how the gains workers made were neither easy nor inevitable - not automatic - but required strategic and...
On the Bias
Slide Show
1980
Out of Africa: A Migrant's Story: New Internationalist June 2005 - #379
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
An issue on the story of a nurse's return back to Kenya and the reason why she has worked so far away from home. Also, a discussion on a widespread crisis in international healthcare and the human co...
Part-time Paradox: Connecting Gender, Work and Family
Duffy, Ann; Pupo, Norene
Book
1992
Tthe authors discuss whether the over-representation of women in part-time labour is exploitive or liberating. They present interviews and original research to describe the ways in which alternative w...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Poverty in Wealth
Johnson, Leo A.
Article
1976
A critique of existing poverty research in Canada.
Raising the Workers' Flag: The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936
Endicott, Stephen L.
Book
2012
A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal, #2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1971
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
The Socialist Register 1966: Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1966
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
A Troublemaker's Handbook: How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!
La Botz, Dan
Book
1991
An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
Union Woman
Article
1979
Organized Working Women (OWW) provides resources and information for women in the labour movement.
When the UAW Was Young: Against The Current vol. 131
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2007
An interview with Erwin and Estar Baur.
Woman's Consciousness, Man's World
Rowbotham, Sheila
Book
1973
The cultural and economic liberation of women is inseparable from the creation of a society in which all people no longer have their lives stolen from them, and in which the conditions of their produc...
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...
Women at Work: Ontario 1850-1930
Acton, Janice; Goldsmith, Penny; Shepard, Bonnie
Book
1974
Wmen at Work attempts to explore the realities of Canadian women's experiences, and proposes a framework which begins to answer why the double exploitation of women as mothers and workers has persiste...
Women at Work in Nova Scotia
Article
1977
A pamphlet that examines the struggles and realities of working women in Nova Scotia.
Women at Work - Ontario, 1850- 1930
Goldsmith, Penny; Shephard, Bonnie.
Book
...
Women Workers In The Home
Book
1981
The Vancouver Status of Women has put together a special "speaking package."
Women Working: Issue #6
Article
1976
Examination of many of the issues facing women in the working world.
Women's Labour Leagues (Canada): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Women's Labour Leagues emerged in Canada prior to WWI. Their purpose was to defend the struggles of women workers and support the labour movement.
Women's work devalued
Ramirez, Judith
Article
1981
An examination of the global failure to recognize the value of women's work.
Working for The Man
Angry Language Brigade
Article
2014
The author describes her brief experience at a now infamous language school in London, where she encountered blatant sexism.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Advocate for accessible, affordable, high quality, comprehensive, not for profit child care for every Canadian.
Workers' Health and Safety Centre
The Workers Centre is playing a significant role in transforming workplace health and safety in Ontario. Our training programs and support services equip workers with the knowledge and skills to ident...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. It is committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. It promotes the enforcement of labour rights t...
Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...

Sources Library

The casual sexism of being a female journalist
Ward, Rachel
2015
One or two prejudicial remarks might not mean much but add several hundred together and it can weigh down your confidence. Women in journalism can attest to this fact.
Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom, Brussels Declaration
Sources News Release
2009
Brussels Declaraton on Ethics and Gender: Equality in the newsroom.
European Labour History Network – Working Group on Feminist Labour History
2013
The founding meeting of the ELHN took place at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) on 12 October 2013. The forty scholars who gathered in Amsterdam, belonging to research institutions...
Launch of Middle East Gender Study Marks International Women's Day
Sources News Release
2010
Women journalists representing 15 journalists# unions of the International Federation of Journalists from across the Arab World and Middle East gathered in Al Manama-Bahrain to mark International Wome...
Norway lets fathers do their share
Paternity leave law has helped to create a quiet revolution in childcare
Chemin, Anne
2011
In Norway, twelve weeks of the forty six weeks of paid parental leave is reserved for the father. If he chooses not to take the leave the time and money is forfeit. The legislation is designed to prom...
Review: Memoirs of An Underground Woman
White, Rachel
1999
UNDERGROUND WOMAN. My Four Years as a New York City Subway Conductor, by Marian Swerdlow. Temple University Press, 1998; $18.95 paper.

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Cleaners' Action Newsletter
Periodical profile published 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
Cleaner's Action is a monthly newspaper published in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Committee for the Advancement of the Rights of Domestic Workers
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
The Committee for the Advancement of the Rights of Domestic Workers (CARDWO) is a recently-formed group of Filipino domestic workers and their supporters.
Immigration Committee - World Conference on Religion for Peace (WRCP)
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980
Intercede
Organization profile published 1979
Organization
1979
Intercede: International Coalition To End Domestics Exploitation
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
The International Coalition to End Domestics' Exploitation (INTERCEDE) was created in May, 1980, a joint effort of four groups: Employment Services for Women, Housewives Initiative, Labour Rights for ...
The Newsletter
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Newsletter published in 1973 and 1974 by the New Tendency, a loose collaboration of indepedent leftists primarily based in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Articles dealt with workp...
Union Woman
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Union Women
Periodical profile published 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
Women And Unions - Special Issue Of Resources For Feminist Research/Documentation
Sur La Recherche Feministe. - Periodical profile published 1981
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
Resources for Feminist Research (formerly the Canadian Newsletter of Research on Women) is an interdisciplinary, international periodical of research on women and sex roles.
Women Workers in the Home
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
The Vancouver Status of Women has put together a special "speaking package". The topics of this package include: Women's Legal Rights, Wages For Housework (film & discussion), Lesbian Motherhood And H...
Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW)
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW) is an umbrella organization composed of 22 agencies that work specifically with immigrant women.
Women working with immigrant women (WWIW)
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Women's Action on Occupational Health
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980