Sexism

Sexism

In our own words - workplace hazards and environmental health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights the biggest health concern across North America: environmental hazards. Discusses workplace hazards in Nursing. 

Reaching out : women working with immigrant women

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Valerie Kflfoil
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article introduces Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWIW), a women's group in New Brunswick for immigrant and refugee women. Shares success they have had in making their program accessible. Systemic challenges: racism and sexism. 

 


Sex and punishment : the politics of cervical cancer

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jan Darby
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Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article maintains that the question of what causes cervical cancer has profound implication for women's health. Discusses the necessary move for medical researchers to broaden their approach to the causation of cervical cancer to take into account the complex social and environmental influences on women's lives. 



 


Women and AIDS

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Beth Easton
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Vol 13, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article maintains that the needs and experiences of women with HIV/AIDS is unique. Suggests different treatment and education strategies for a women-centered approach to HIV/AIDS. Shares resources available. 

Medical malepractice

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Carolyn DeMarco
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Vol 10, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses women and the medical industry. Lists guidelines for women seeking alternative care. 

Board games: sexist bias at the workers’ compensation board

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Karen Weisberg
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Vol 9, No.4
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discuses the challenges women claimants experience due to sexism.  Illustrates how The Workers Compensation Act responds to claimants work at home vs outside of the home. Shows how sexist systems work together to create more stress for women post injury in the workplace,  via the medical and the legal systems. 

Looking beyond labels

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Maureen Gans
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Vol 9, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights two new and controversial psychiatric classifications.  Discuses the adverse effects these new classifications will have on the way in which women will be seen and treated by mental health professionals in both Canada and the U.S. 

 


Violence and feminist strategy

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Varda Burstyn
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Vol 5, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the ways in which feminist approaches to theorizing and strategizing about violence has shifted over the years. Focus on violence and health. 

Ethics and pornography

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Rabbi Elyse Goldstein
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Vol 5, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to violence against women and the lack of response and direction from religious leaders. The author defines pornography and ethics in a theological way. 

Ask your mother

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Maureen McEvoy
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vol 4, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares the story of Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES, a drug introduced in the forties to prevent miscarriage. Identifies harmful effects on daughters and sons of women who took this drug.

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