Stereotypes

Stereotypes

A season for sex

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Gail Weber
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Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is in celebration of women's sexuality in midlife. Discusses the physiological, psychological and cultural factors that shape menopausal women's experience of sexuality.  

A different parent

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Karen Blackford
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Vol 11, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores disabilty and parenting. Introduces the educational video "Talking it Out in the Family," a project  to help improve communication in families by sharing the experiences of parents with disabilities and their families.  


Resisting psychiatry

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Angela Browne
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Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article illustrates self-help alternatives for psychiatric survivors. Discuses implications of a medical model which perpetuates negative values and stereotypes about psychiatric survivors. 


Mid-life adventure : a wilderness survival experience

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Agnes Grant
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Vol 10, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares a menopausal woman's experience of defying stereotypes, pushing past her assumed limitations and finding her strength. Introduces the wilderness program Outward Bound. 

Side effects: a dramatic prescription

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Women's Health Interaction
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Vol 7, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article introduces the community theatre production of Side Effects, seen by nearly 10,000 women across Canada, a play about women’s experiences in the health care system.  Illustrates the valuable role this production played.  Major portions of this article are based on the Side Effects Final Report, written and compiled by Barbara Lysnes of The Great Canadian Theatre Company, and on quotes from personal feedback from audience and direct quotes from the Side Effects script.  

In poor health: women in pharmaceutical advertising

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
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Vol 7, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the portrayals of women in medical advertising. Illustrates how pharmaceutical companies use negative stereotypes of women in order to sell drugs to doctors. Impact on women's health and quality of care. Ethics of drug advertising. 


Challenge the assumptions

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English
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Liz Panighel (ed.)
Betty Durst (ed.)
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Tiny Giant/The Students Commission
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at how assumptions about race, a woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others, held by the dominant culture, restrict young women's lives.

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TEEN.D46 1998

Celebrating diversity, respecting differences

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English
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Paper
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Camelita McGrath
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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Women's Policy Office
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NL

Discusses how different stereotypes serve to oppress individuals. Focuses on sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism and classism as examples of how oppression occurs. Concludes with a list of community resources that can be used to fight oppression. Handbook aimed at the general public.

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DISC.M54 2000
ISBN 1551461218

Gender and violence in the mass media

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English
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Author: 
George Spears
Kasia Seydegart
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Public Health Agency of Canada, National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the nature and impact of gender portrayal and violence in the mass media. Considers how violence against women is portrayed in the media and what effects it has on viewers.

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ISBN 0662209451
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Includes bibliographical references.

Young women's guide: challenge the assumptions!

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Sarah Denham
Barb Riach
Dianah Smith
Stoney McCart
Publisher: 
Student's Commission and TG Magazine
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a practical tool to help educators begin to make a gender, race and class analysis central to the existing curriculum, pedagogy and the learning environment. Content is designed on a cross-disciplinary basis in order to be relevant and applicable in a variety of subject areas - social sciences, family studies, science, language arts and women's studies. The collection of young women's voices reflects how assumptions held by the dominant culture restrict young women's lives: assumptions about race, woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others.

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TEEN.D46 1998
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