National Newswatch

A bold vision for Status of Women

Sep 27 2017 — Lauren Dobson-Hughes — Fifty years after the establishment of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada, which eventually led to the creation of the Office of the Coordinator, Status of Women, it’s time to ask what’s next for the department. Established as a full ministry in 1976, Status of Women (SoW) has undergone revisions and […]

Some hard truths about Brexit

Sep 12 2017 — Lauren Dobson-Hughes — In August, the UK government began publishing its proposals on Brexit in “future partnership papers.” They provide the first substantive indication of the government’s vision of a post-Brexit Britain. The first paper concerns the customs union, the free trade area that harmonizes tariffs on goods; and the single market, a common market for trade, services, […]

Mansplaining: Not All Men do that

Jun 19 2014 — Lauren Dobson-Hughes — Have you heard of #notallmen? It’s a tongue-in-cheek meme, borne of women being told their experiences of sexism are invalid because Not All Men do that. “Violence against women is a real problem”. NOT ALL MEN “We must tackle the pay gap, where men earn more than women”. NOT ALL MEN “Men tend to accept […]