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Menocracy and/or Gretchen Kelbaugh in the News

Nov 27, 2013

"Filmmaker turns passion to suffragette aunt's life"   1. GertHardingCover.pdf

2. GertHardingP18.pdf    3. GertHardingP19.pdf

 June 5, 2012

My online article about a Canadian political heroine (and my great-aunt), Gert Harding. Women Suffrage and Beyond 


May 22, 2012

Mentioned in Telegraph Journal for advocacy. Tear Down City's Old Boy's Club

"Part of the credit [for increased numbers of women candidates and elected female members in New Brunswick] must go to the advocacy organization Equal Voice, and to individual advocates of electoral reforms that encourage equal participation, such as New Brunswick filmmaker Gretchen Kelbaugh."


April 28, 2012

Commentary in Telegraph Journal:  Politics, Man's world.pdf


April 16- 28, 2011

My series of four articles for the Telegraph Journal, based on arguments from Menocracy:

Where are the Women?  commentary 1.pdf

Politics Locks Women Out  commentary 2.pdf

Put More Women in Power  commentary 3.pdf  and commentary 3 photo.pdf

Don't Like Politics? Change it.   Politics, Man's world.pdf


March 7, 2011

National Women's Liberal Commission screened Menocracy at the Empire Theatre in Ottawa.


Jan 28, 2011

Cinema Politica in Saint John, NB, presented a screening of Menocracy at the Saint John Free Public Library, followed by a Q&A with producer, Gretchen Kelbaugh.


Jan 27, 2011

Gretchen Kelbaugh was interviewed on Saint John, New Brunswick's CBC radio show: Information Morning. It was re-broadcast across the Maritimes that afternoon on Close to Home.


Nov, 2010

Upcoming screening of Menocracy in Toronto with Fair Vote Canada.

Join us for the premiere of a new film: Menocracy. Sponsored by the Toronto Chapter of Fair Vote Canada. This film by New Brunswick writer/director Gretchen Kelbaugh explores why we elect so few women and what can be done about it. Featuring interviews with: Rt Hon Kim Campbell, Canada, Dr Rosie Campbell, UK, Dr Susan Carroll, USA, Dr Joanna Everitt, Canada... and the ghost of suffragist: Gertrude Harding.

Wednesday, November 10, Metro Hall, 55 John St at King St West. Room 304, 7-9 pm. Refreshments served. No cost but space limited -- please reserve your spot by contacting June Macdonald: [email protected]


Oct, 2010

Chantal Hebert, syndicated columnist for the Toronto Star:

Where are the Female Mayors? 


From Fair Vote Canada's Oct newsletter:

New Brunswick election sparks electoral reform interest

Another provincial election, another schmozzle. In 2006, New Brunswick had a wrong winner election in which the Progressive Conservatives won more votes, but the Liberals won more seats and formed a majority government. This time, 48.9% of New Brunswick voters cast votes for the Progressive Conservatives and 51.1% voted for the other parties - but the voting system gave the Conservatives more than three times as many seats as all other parties combined.

Fair Vote Canada’s assessment of the election received extensive media attention, as shown by these articles in the Telegraph Journal, and the Globe and Mail, and sparked hundreds of online comments. In addition, University of New Brunswick political scientist Paul Howe has called for an electoral reform process, noting that former NB premier Bernard Lord had promised a referendum on a mixed proportion system proposed by the NB Commission on Legislative Democracy. 


Sept, 2010

CBC radio 1, The Current. Pt 2: Women in Question Period. Topic: sexism and the macho attitude of some male politicians.


Article and CBC-TV interview by Dr Joanna Everitt, advisor and interviewee for Menocracy.


June, 2010

Herizons, Summer 2010 issue, includes half-page summary of Menocracy: "Film Examines Male Rule". As well, a feature article: "Kim Campbell; How to get More Women into Parliament".


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