I am not sure when I decided that I wanted to do something “good” with my life. I do remember watching an Indiana Jones movie with a childhood friend, but I’m sure there must have been another influence besides this movie. My friend and I would often discuss going to a poor country, living in [...]
Archive for 2006
The latest exhibition at the Women’s Library, “Prostitution: What’s Going on?” marks the centenary of the death of Josephine Butler (1828–1906), the Victorian social reformer who fought for the rights of prostitutes. The question “What’s going on?” aims to prompt debates on the complex issues surrounding prostitution today.
Prostitution is probably one of the oldest “professions” [...]
The early part of the 20th century marked major advances in the position of women in Canada. Perhaps most famously, women fought for and won the right to vote in federal and most provincial elections by the early 1920s but there were many other important changes such as minimum wages for women and property [...]
Who are Just Us Girls?
The original “girls” are Jodi Nutbrown and Susan Roggeveen, childhood friends from Charlottetown, PEI. Afer losing touch for many years, they reconnected and discovered that they had a mutual dream to start their own business, so they began brainstorming about what type of market they could tap into. They wanted [...]
London is a city full of museums, historic houses, and heritage sites dedicated to prominent characters in history. Intriguingly, one can find far fewer places that are associated with eminent historic female figures in this capital, which no doubt has been the home or workplace for many remarkable women in the past. The Florence Nightingale [...]
Women have long been a part of the education process in Canada. In the mid-1600s, Marguerite Bourgeoys (who later founded the Congregation of Notre Dame, the first group of uncloistered nuns in North America) was the first school-teacher in Montreal. By the early 1800s, schools employed women to teach young children all over the country, [...]
The first weekend in my new apartment, I broke from unpacking to sit on the deck and enjoy my small piece of the outdoors in the middle of downtown St. John’s. I discovered that a group of caterpillars had moved in too. I watched the fuzzy little guys scout out spots to settle down [...]
It feels quite indulgent to write an article for Edwards on whether or not I should change my name upon marriage, but I have to say it is something of a growing obsession for me. On top of the continuous conversations I am having about the colour of the ribbons on the wedding invitations (“But [...]
Communication expert takes messaging into her own hands: A new health magazine accentuates the positiveAug 15th, 2006 | By Jennifer Thornhill | Category: Health
Daily newspapers and other news media are main sources of health information for the general public. Intended as a forum for opinion and debate, the news media play an important role in determining not only what health issues make it on the public and political agenda, but how the public perceives these issues.
Communications professional Susan [...]
With escalating controversy in the media regarding cancer and prevention, why is it that Canadian women still have relatively no idea how to lower their cancer risks? There is a lot of advise on what can increase cancer rates (some legit, and some not) circulating our world: on TV, in the newspapers, and all over [...]