Writing the Revolution by Michele Landsberg was a finalist for the 2012 City of Toronto Book Awards. Here is what the judges said: Michele Landsberg began as a “blue jean rebel.” Chafing at the confines of late‑1950s sexism, she found her voice at Chatelaine in the ’70s and then spent more than 25 years writing passionate and unapologetically activist columns … Continue reading
As a valued member of the Feminist History Society, you have the exclusive option to buy any of our books at the discounted rate of $50. Why not share one of our beautifully designed hardcovers with your favourite niece, friends or colleagues? Click “Join” at right and go to the “Members Only” drop box to place your order. Not a member? … Continue reading
In 2010, FHS co-founder Constance Backhouse wrote this piece marking the 50th birthday of second wave feminism. The events of the fall of 2012 make it equally relevant today. “I’m not a feminist, but….” How many times have you heard that ingenuous line before? A badge of pride, proclaimed by folks who sincerely believe in equal pay and reproductive choice … Continue reading
On Sept 26, the Law Society of Upper Canada celebrated le Jour des Franco-Ontariens et des Franco-Ontariennes with a presentation by Micheline Dumont, author of Le Féminisme québécois raconté à Camille , adapted and translated by the FHS to produce the English version, Feminism à la Québécoise. Not a copy was left in either language by the end of the reception!
Feminism à la Québécoise is written by Micheline Dumont who is a brilliant historian and an authority on the history of women in Québec. As a member of the Clio collective, she has co-authored previous path-breaking books about feminism in Québec. In 2009 she was inspired to write a book for young women, who may not have been aware of … Continue reading
“Those who make a revolution and those who write about it are usually two different people. Michele Landsberg is one of the few on earth who is trusted and effective at both. There is no one I respect more in the trenches – or on the page.” —Gloria Steinem “I think of Michele Landsberg’s book as … Continue reading