Tuesday, March 8, 2011

100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day

Here are 1o Influential Canadian Women from the past Century:
(Selected by the Toronto Star Editorial Board)

  1. Nettie McClung (1873-1951), suffragist
  2. Elizabeth Bagshaw (1881-1982), doctor
  3. Laura Sabia (1916-1996), feminist and social activist
  4. Doris Anderson (1921-2007), journalist, social activist
  5. June Callwood (1924-2007), journalist, healthcare activist
  6. Rosemary Brown (1930-2003), politician
  7. Buffy Sainte-Marie (1941- ), singer, painter, activist
  8. Nancy Greene Raine (1943- ), athlete
  9. Roberta Bondar (1945- ), astronaut
  10. Louise Arbour (1947- ), judge
I would also add:
  1. Jane Doe (?), legal activist
  2. Irshad Manji (1968- ), author, journalist, activist
There are many other Canadian women, not all necessarily famous, who could be on this list. Who would you add?
Great book: 100 Canadian Heroines, Merna Forster, 2004 (920.720971)

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