Feminism In The Front De Femme Des Feemmes Du Quebec

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Women have always felt inferior in society in comparison to men. Men have always been seen as the dominant figures and women as the pillars that help support their male counterparts. Women do not want to live under men as a secondary figure in society. They have developed their own movement in order to express the way they have been unjustly treated as individuals in society. The women’s movement has earned a type of formal equality through political and legal means. Along with the gain in formal equality, their lifestyles have changed dramatically as Canada itself changed. When merchandise and labor became more readily available in the 1980’s, more people for work were needed. This allowed for an increase of job opportunities in the work…show more content…
In 1969, the Montréal Women’s Liberation Movement was founded and in 1970 the Front de libération des femmes du Québec made a manifesto. The Centres des femmes became their successors, altered the periodical and called it the Québécois deboutte!. Between the two movements, a changing of ideological paradigms that formed the thoughts of the two groups. The Front de libération des femmes du Québec believed that women’s emancipation was directly linked to the goal of creating an independent and socialist Québec. This outlook changed when it changed to the Centre des femmes and they decided to not focus on the nationalism, but rather focus on emancipation in the working industry as the necessity for women’s liberation. So they deviated from nationalism hoping to make a proletarian working class movement. This began by providing abortion services, health centres, feminist magazines, militant theatre, day-care, and other services. By the late 1960’s, the birth of a major piece of society had formed, the women’s…show more content…
The Toronto Women’s Suffrage Association was formed in 1876 and its suffrage movement gained a significant amount of success fairly easily, without the need for violence. The processes in which they established their desire for change were, collecting petitions, staging mock parliaments and selling postcards. From married women being able to vote in 1884, unmarried women and widows were finally able to vote as well. It took a while for women to be able to vote at a federal level, because it took a while for a province to make the initiative of women’s suffrage on a federal level. When this happened, Emily Murphy because the first women magistrate not only in Canada, but in all of the British Empire. The first step was the Military Voters Act stated that women can vote on behalf of their male relatives. The next step the Act to confer the Electoral Franchise upon women, allowed for all women to be able to vote freely and independently. These two steps were separated in time by about 2 years. The only province that held off on doing this for a long time was Québec, it allowed women’s suffrage in 1940, about twenty years after all the other provinces. The first women elected into Parliament in 1921, giving all of women hope of more political potential was Agnes Macphail. Women did not just want to have a place in society, but they also wanted to be viewed as something,

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