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Feminism in 2001

The Royal Commission on the Status of Women, called by Prime Minister Pearson in February 1967, held the notion of equal opportunity as its precept. Chaired by journalist Florence Bird, the panel was criticized both for exceeding traditional boundaries and also for hedging on the conservative. But the great undercurrent born of the Bird Commission was a renunciation against inequality.

 The Bird Commission and feminism are re-evaluated in 2001.

Medium: Radio
Program: This Morning
Broadcast Date: March 8, 2001
Guest(s): Denise Campbell, Penelope Jackson
Host: Ralph Benmergui
Duration: 11:54

Last updated: December 6, 2012

Page consulted on March 10, 2014

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