Author Archives: secondwave

Writing the Revolution Shortlisted for Toronto Book Award

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

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Holiday Shopping with a Click

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

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The F Word

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

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Micheline Dumont reads at Law Society of Upper Canada, Sept 2012

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!

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Gloria Steinem and Heather Mallick comment on “Writing the Revolution”

“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

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An Invitation to Contribute to a Book on Women and Sport in Canada Between 1960 and 2010

Note: This call for proposals is now closed! From Lorraine Greaves, Sandi Kirby, Marion Lay and Guylaine Demers On behalf of the Feminist History Society ( we are inviting you to contribute to a new and important edited book on woman and sport in Canada. This book will be part of a series produced by the Feminist History Society recording … Continue reading

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