Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgements

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pp. ix-xii

As the writer of this collection of essays, I gratefully acknowledge the assistance and encouragement of many people. First of all, my heartfelt thanks to my graduate research assistants in the School of Journalism and Communication at...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-16

This collection of essays considers the ways in which several of Canada’s women journalists, broadcasters and other media workers reached beyond the glory of their personal bylines to advocate for some of the most controversial...

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CHAPTER 1: “A More Beautiful, More Perfect Lily” Agnes Maule Machar, Women’s Sphere and Canada’s Magazines, 1870s–1890s

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pp. 17-42

Agnes Maule Machar of Kingston, Ontario (1837–1927), was a tiny woman with an eclectic mind. In one of the only pictures of her that survive, she is dressed modestly in a dark, fitted day dress, hands demurely holding...

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CHAPTER 2: Laced In and Let Down Toronto Journalists Write about Fashion and Health in the Daily Press, 1890–1900

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pp. 43-66

During the late 19th century, women were not only taking on new roles in society, but they were also deciding how to dress for them. Many turned for guidance to the daily newspapers, where a new professional, the woman...

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CHAPTER 3: Suffragist and Peace Advocate Francis Marion Beynon, the Grain Growers’ Guide and the Politics of the First World War

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pp. 67-92

An iconic photograph of Francis Marion Beynon has her wearing a softly feminine pastel dress, smiling but facing away from the camera, an image almost ghostly in its lack of definition, belying her straightforward, passionate...

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CHAPTER 4: “We Were ONLY WOMEN” Elizabeth Long, Equality Feminism and CBC Radio, 1938–1956

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pp. 93-122

In October 1961, Elizabeth Long received a letter asking her to recall her experiences as the pioneer supervisor of Women’s Interest programs for the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The interview would run on...

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CHAPTER 5: “My Body Belongs to Me, Not the Government” Anne Roberts, Kathryn Keate and the Abortion Caravan Publicity Campaign of 1970

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pp. 123-156

In May 1970, shortly after Mother’s Day, the Toronto Daily Star ran an editorial cartoon featuring a young feminist, chained to a heavy wood chair, being escorted from the House of Commons by a disgruntled RCMP officer. She carried a placard demanding...

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CHAPTER 6: Collective Visions Lesbian Identity and Sexuality in Feminist Periodicals, 1979–1994

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pp. 157-186

In December 1987, a group of laughing lesbians tumbled out of a closet onto the cover page of Pandora, Halifax’s feminist-run quarterly. The headline read, “Too Visible?” while, inside, an editorial challenged all readers to accept the fact that...

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CHAPTER 7: “When a Woman Speaks” Aboriginal Women and Their Rights in Alanis Obomsawin’s Documentaries, 1975–2007

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pp. 187-212

On a warm, sunny day, Agatha Marie Goodine, a 108-year-old Cree elder, walks slowly through the tall grass, talking to the women and children who accompany her about the value of womanhood. Leaning on her walking stick, she waves...

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CONCLUSION

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pp. 213-218

Every woman’s byline is the distinctive signature of her work in the media. That is how she is known, whether she uses a pen name, an onair alias or her real name. In establishing her reputation, she must choose where and...

Notes

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pp. 219-293

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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pp. 294-319

INDEX

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pp. 320-327

Other Works in the Series, Back Cover

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pp. 328-329