Motherhood, the Mother of All Sexism

Motherhood, the Mother of All Sexism

A Plea for Parental Equality

Paperback - 2018
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Quebec spoils its families, according to some, with those "long" parental leaves--a full year for mothers--well-subsidized childcare, and more. Marilyse Hamelin challenges that restrictive view. But she adds that although progress has been made compared to other places in North America, stop-gap measures are not the answer. Women deserve and expect more. And the fight for women's rights and equality is taking place here and now, in Canada and the US, and not in some distant Third World country. Why can't woman have it all? Why can't the labor market and the entire infrastructure that sustains it be adapted to meet the needs of mothers--and fathers? What does that mean in practice? What are the causes of the lasting inequality between men and women? Why does our radar blank out women working at minimum wage or less? Marilyse Hamelin answers those questions and proposes solutions, bringing to bear numerous studies, statistics, and interviews.
Publisher: Montréal : Baraka Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9781771861373
Characteristics: 177 pages ; 21 cm


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