Feminism in Canada

The history of feminism in Canada has been a gradual struggle aimed at establishing equal rights between women and men. The history of Canadian feminism, like modern, Western feminism in other countries has been divided by scholars into three "waves", each describing a period of intense activism and social change. The use of “waves,” however has been critiqued for its failure to include the feminist activism of, for example, Aboriginal and Québécois women who organized for changes in their own communities as well as for larger social change.

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Feminism In Canada - Critiques of The "waves" View of Canadian Feminist History - Black Feminisms
... I a Woman?” speech, the experiences of black women in Canada have not been adequately addressed by conventional feminist histories ... and household labour that would be an important element of feminism in its second wave, had long been present for black women, who were also less likely to be paid fairly ... the Second World War at least 80 percent of Black women in Canada worked in the domestic-services sector and earned less than their white counterparts ...

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    I fear that I have not got much to say about Canada, not having seen much; what I got by going to Canada was a cold.
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