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Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution at TPL

  • Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Hall 789 Yonge Street Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8 Canada (map)
Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution
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Legal expert and feminist activist Linda Silver Dranoff was a key player in the uphill challenge to equalize the position of Canadian women under the law. Through memoir and social history she brings to life specific examples of pay and employment equity, violence against women, family law, abortion rights, childcare, pension rights, political engagement, public policy, and access to legal justice. This compelling book reminds us of what it took to achieve the gains women benefit from today, and the need to keep working to maintain those gains for the women who follow.

Linda has advanced the cause of equality for Canadian women, and contributed to the significant expansion of women?s rights in family law. She was Founding Chair of the Ontario Bar Association?s Feminist Legal Analysis Section. In 2006, Linda Silver Dranoff received the Law Society Medal, the highest honour bestowed by Ontario's legal profession for service "in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession."

She was honoured with the Ontario Bar Association Distinguished Service Award (1993), the Toronto Y.W.C.A. Award as Woman of Distinction in the Professions (1995), the Governor-General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case (2001), the President's Award of the Women's Law Association of Ontario (2002), the Family Law Award of Excellence of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association (2003), and the Award for Commitment to Equality presented by the Feminist Legal Analysis Section of the Ontario Bar Association (2005).

Books will be available for sale and signing.