Discrimination

Discrimination

More than sexist ...

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sunera Thobani
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Vol 12, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the use of sex selection and other reproductive technologies. Centres issues of race and class. 

Selective abortion

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ingrid Deringer
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Vol 13, No.4
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article draws connections between reproductive technologies, disability and eugenics. Shares a critic and statistical information from The Disabled Women's Network (DAWN). 

 


 

We are family

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

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

Achieving health for all: the epp report

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
DArcy McKillop Farlow
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Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article examines The Epp Report. Discuses the proposed movement from the individual model. Illustrates the value of the report in terms of health promotion and health strategies.

Black women organize for health

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Makeda Silvera
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Vol 5, No. 2
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview with one of the founders of the Toronto's Immigrant Women's Centre about the black women's health conference "'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired." 

 

Double exposure the fight against reproductive hazards in the workplace

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Marianne Langton
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vol 1, No. 4
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses exclusionary practices by industries; how often women have been excluded from jobs traditionally worked by men that may involve occupational hazards to reproduction; Discusses risks for men; Calls for improvement of work environment rather than discrimination of workers; Includes excerpt from “Workplace Hazards to Reproduction” Jennifer Penney, Health November 1978.

The stigma of obesity: a review and update

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English
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Online
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Rebecca Puhl
Chelsea Heuer
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Volume 17, Issue 5, pages 941–964
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Obesity
Publication Date: 
2009

Examines the evidence that obese people face many forms of prejudice because of their weight, comparable to rates of racial discrimination, especially among women. Fids that women, for example, are 16 times more likely to report weight-related employment discrimination than men.

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Includes bibliographical references. doi:10.1038/oby.2008.63

New prenatal screening recommendations discriminatory

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“People with Down syndrome enhance the learning, lives and citizenship in our schools, workplaces and families”
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Canadian Down Syndrome Society
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Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses, with regards to new recommendations from the SOGC for pregnant women, how it is critical that value-neutral information convey not just the challenges of Down syndrome but also the richly rewarding lives possible for those with Down syndrome.

The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit: Less than meets the eye

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Sheila Block
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Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Discusses how the Children's Fitness Tax Credit may unfairly advantage some Canadian families and leave others behind. As well, how the design of the tax credit does not take into account differences in participation in physical activity by gender.

In her own words: violations of women's human rights and HIV

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Paulette Nicholas
Judith Auerbach
Sophie Dilmitis
Lynde Francis
Anandi Yuvaraj
Anjali Gopalan
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
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International Women's Health Coalition, International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, and Association for Women's Rights in Development
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the transcript of a tribunal at the XVI International AIDS Conference that looked at women's disproportionate vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.

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