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Gender Discrimination at the Met

When I speak to audiences about my book Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), I am invariably asked the same question: “What do I tell young women who want to join the RCMP?” 672 more words

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Constance Markievicz and the Easter Rising

On April 26, 2016, in Dublin, Sabina Higgins, wife of Michel Higgins, the President of Ireland, laid a wreath at the grave of Countess Constance Markievicz, who is buried at Glasnevin Cemetery along with many other veterans of the 1916 Easter rebellion. 685 more words

Will Hillary turn the tide?

When I was ten years old, I decided I wanted to grow up and be the first woman president of the United States. My teachers encouraged girls with all the stories about how women, having finally achieved the vote, and having served in so… 489 more words

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Thinking about Working Women on Labor Day

Next Monday, September 7,  will be celebrated as Labor Day in the United States (Labour Day in Canada) and thousands of people will hold picnics or parades and watch fireworks to celebrate the day. 840 more words

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Scandalous Candidates are Nothing New--Have You Heard of Victoria Woodhull?

Although it will be more than a year before we face another presidential election, the media is already filled with stories of men and women who have declared themselves candidates. 1,549 more words

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Ladies in the News: Sarah Thomas and Jen Welter

Is the NFL finally moving forward?

The Arizona Cardinals have hired the first female coach in National Football League history, the team announced on July 27th. 275 more words