Le Panoptique

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(Re)Considering gender equality

Publié le 1 décembre, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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(Re)Considering gender equality

High levels of sexual and gender-based violence characterize current civil conflicts. Canada prides itself on upholding human rights and gender equality in such conflicts and during peacebuilding. It has adopted a narrow approach to gender equality, however, that does not address the rights of LGBT populations. A broader approach is necessary to uphold human rights […]

The Gender Income Gap

Publié le 1 mai, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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The Gender Income Gap

The gender income gap in Canada is wide and persistent. While gender-role attitudes in society have become more egalitarian, and while more women than ever before are pursuing advanced degrees and joining the workforce, the disparity between men’s and women’s income has remained unchanged over the past decade. Why is this the case? Hannah Webster, […]

Pointing the Way: Lalala Human Steps and the Performing Body

Publié le 1 novembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Pointing the Way: Lalala Human Steps and the Performing Body

Feminist scholars have recently argued that both ballet and modern dance inscribe restrictive definitions of gender on the body. Is formal dance irredeemable as a mode of feminist expression? The Canadian dance troupe Lalala Human Steps, under the direction of famed choreographer Edouard Lock, challenges the normative gender types of traditional Western dance. Dancer and […]