Two Firsts: Bertha Wilson and Claire L’Heureux-Dubé on the Supreme Court of Canada (Feminist History Society) through Constance Backhouse
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Overview: Bertha Wilson and Claire L’Heureux-Dubé have been the primary girls judges at the Supreme Court of Canada. Their 1980s judicial appointments thrilled feminists and stunned the prison established order. Polar opposites in background and temperament, the 2 confronted many an identical demanding situations. Constance Backhouse’s compelling narrative explores the sexist roadblocks each girls confronted in schooling, regulation apply, and within the courts.
She profiles their other 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 girls is to project into an international of prison sexism from a previous technology. The query turns into, how a lot of that sexism has been relegated to the boxes of historical past, and what kind of continues?
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies