White Gloves Off : The Work of the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women

By Lorna Marsden , Elizabeth Atcheson

A Feminist History Society Book Series

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The Ontario Committee on the Status of Women pushed for change in times of inequality — our recent history can inform today's battles for women's rights.

During the 1970s and 1980s, after the Royal Commission on the Status of Women made its far-reaching recommendations, the volunteer Ontario Committee on the Status of Women went head-to-head with the Ontario government of Premier William Davis to fully implement equality for women in Ontario. Areas of concern were in employment, pay and benefits, child care and reproduction rights, education and training, family law, pensions, politics and the civil service, and human rights generally. Members of this committed organization tell the stories of how they came together, how they organized and lobbied for change, how they collaborated with other groups, how the issues changed, and what the work means for women in Ontario today.

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Publication Date: April 24, 2018

Genre: Adult Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 332

ISBN: 978-1-77260-049-0

Lorna Marsden

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Lorna Marsden

Lorna Marsden, a sociologist and university leader, joined the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women and with its members and through its work learned critical lessons in women's rights and how to lobby for them.
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Elizabeth Atcheson

About the Author

Elizabeth Atcheson

Elizabeth Atcheson, a lawyer active in the campaign for women's constitutional equality, joined the Ontario Committee on the Status of Women and with its members and through its work learned critical lessons in women's rights and how to lobby for them.
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