Author(s): Constance Backhouse
Bertha Wilson and Claire L’Heureux-Dub have been the primary ladies judges at the Supreme Court of Canada. Their 1980s judicial appointments thrilled feminists and surprised the prison established order. Polar opposites in background and temperament, the 2 confronted many similar demanding situations. Constance Backhouse’s compelling narrative explores the sexist roadblocks each ladies confronted in schooling, legislation follow, and within the courts.
She profiles their alternative ways of coping, their landmark choices for ladies’s rights, and their much less stellar information on race. To discover the lives and careers of those two path-breaking ladies is to project into a global of prison sexism from a previous technology. The query turns into, how a lot of that sexism has been relegated to the packing containers of historical past, and what kind of continues?
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