Inside Broadside: A Decade of Feminist Journalism

Inside Broadside: A Decade of Feminist Journalism


Edited By Philinda Masters with the Broadside Collective

The feminist journal that both documented and helped change an era

Highlights include Susan G. Cole interviewing Gloria Steinem, as well as writing by Margaret Atwood, Susan Crean, June Callwood, Marian Engel, Sylvia Fraser, and others.

Broadside: A Feminist Review was a groundbreaking Canadian feminist newspaper published between 1979 and 1989. While Broadside paid attention to everything from feminists making art to street activism, it also covered the mainstream, from pop culture to peacemaking. The Broadside team uncovered the work of female artists and developed challenging and risky new ideas, all while participating in the day-to-day organizing of a grassroots movement.

Broadside helped reinvent journalism to make room for a feminist voice. This collection looks at the impact of the newspaper on the lives of women. Through a selection of key articles, the book explores the issues and events, the conflicts and controversies, and the debates and discoveries of feminist theory and activism that formed the context and content of a decade of change.

A Feminist History Society Book

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About the Author

Philinda Masters was the editor of Broadside: A Feminist Review from 1979–1989; and former editor of Resources for Feminist Research at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education from 1987 to 2011. She has been a feminist activist since the early 1970s when she worked at Toronto’s women’s center.

Product Information

  • Release: October 8, 2019

  • $24.95 Paperback

  • 350 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Adult Nonfiction

  • ISBN: 9781772601121