Educational video on women and politics and electoral reform


We Need More Women in Government

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30-tweet Argument

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Read my 30-tweet argument (boiled down from Menocracy) about why we need to elect more women and how to do so. Starts Oct 30, 2011.

Kim Campbell on Bill Maher show

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 11:49 AM Comments comments (0)

Kim Campbell on panel about American Exceptionalism on Real Time with Bill Maher. She defends Canada, of course.

Gender Balance Needed in Government

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 2:28 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's a letter-to-the-editor I wrote. It appeared in New Brunswick's Telegraph Journal newspaper Tuesday, Sept 21, 2010.

Political Science professor Dr Joanna Everitt issued awarning in an article for CBC: "Incumbency and the tendency for both theLiberals and Progressive Conservative parties to nominate men in 'winnable'ridings may mean that unless there are some major upsets in this election, w...

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Our Justice System is Criminal

Posted on April 2, 2010 at 3:39 PM Comments comments (0)

We need more women judges to balance the male perspective that pervades our justice system. My provincial paper reports about a young man who beat his ex-girlfriend "so badly he caused her face to almost double in size." Although placed under court order not to contact her as he awaited trial, he phoned several times. This time he got a 6-month conditional sentence and was to serve that time at home. He phoned her three more times, the last time when the police were at h...

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Fair Vote Canada's Petition

Posted on March 14, 2010 at 9:09 AM Comments comments (0)

Researchers and political science profs know that by switching to Proportional Representation for our voting system, used by most of the developed world, we would elect many more women and our governments would better reflect the diversity of society. To complain to the Canadian Government:

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Finally ready for sale.

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 10:54 AM Comments comments (0)

The Canadian Learning Co. is taking orders for Menocracy in Canada! Yea. They specialize in all educational markets, including universities, schools and libraries. I'm personally targeting women's, social issue and political groups. If you're in a small group, even a book club, without funding, you can contact me.

Sexist bias in film and tv.

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 1:48 PM Comments comments (1)

I've almost finished this doc but the trouble is finding an audience, as I have neither a tv broadcaster nor dvd distributor. I know already that most men and even many women glaze over with boredom at the thought of 'women and politics'. I assume that most judges for film festivals must be men as the film/tv industry is still 85% male-run, so I'll be surprised if many festivals choose to play it.

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Challenge parties to nominate more women

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 12:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Great to read this letter in my provincial paper, the Telegraph Journal, yesterday:

Then I read an online response to it, positive except for the last sentence:

"Nominating them because they are women will just destroy everything that the women before have fought so h...

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Need for Quotas for Women Candidates

Posted on August 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM Comments comments (4)

I keep hearing politically active people, women included, say No to the suggestion of quotas for women candidates. Why are they considered so terrible?

Quotas are one of the key ways that most of the world's leading democracies -- and many smaller ones -- have so many more elected women than we have in Canada, the USA and the UK (Canada is ranked 48th in the world for percentage of elected women...

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