Gender Equality in Canada Term Paper by Master Researcher

Gender Equality in Canada
An argument that in many areas, Canadian culture has failed to respect gender equality.
# 38272 | 1,900 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper discusses the importance of the concept of equality as opposed to feminism or women's rights. The paper describes many areas in Canadian life, such as higher education, healthcare and criminology, where attitudes have been slow to change pertaining to gender. The paper shows how Canada clearly does not possess a culture yet that reflects gender equality.

From the Paper:

"At the end of the 20th century, it is inspiring to see the great strides that have been made by the Women's movement in Canada. At the same time, however, gender equality has not been achieved. Sexism continues and often simply because attitudes linger, generally on the part of males, which help to keep alive the ideas of old that happened to work against the interests of women. A good deal of mainstream feminist literature speaks in terms of women's rights, the law and legal issues, economic independence and work equity, as goals that the women's movement must continue to pursue. In contrast, other literature can help us to see the attitudinal problems that women face and the ways that these do tell us the extent to Canadian culture has not always changed as much as we might assume. It is perhaps this attitudinal background that compels activists to continue the fight in terms of law, policy and securing rights. Cultural change tends to occur slowly and it will take time for Canadian culture to show attitudes of gender equality in all ways."

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