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James
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posted 20 June 2005 05:08 PM      Profile for James        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In working on a project today, I discovered this fascinating web site. Enjoy
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raccunk
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posted 20 June 2005 07:19 PM      Profile for raccunk     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thank you James. I haven't explored the site yet but it looks interesting.
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Michelle
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posted 20 June 2005 08:15 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It does look like an interesting site. Perhaps better in the feminism forum than the silly forum. I'll move it now.
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Michelle
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posted 20 June 2005 08:41 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually...on second thought, maybe this might be better in "culture", since it's not really specifically about feminism. Sorry for the goose chase!
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Anchoress
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posted 20 June 2005 09:04 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think 'culture' is an awesome place for this thread.
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James
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posted 20 June 2005 09:17 PM      Profile for James        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
Actually...on second thought, maybe this might be better in "culture", since it's not really specifically about feminism. Sorry for the goose chase!

Yeah, I thought twice, but not thrice on it. My first thought was "feminism", but then thought "Well, that's for more 'serious' stuff", and this was 'lighter'. I intended no diminuation (izzada word ?) by "banter". I always navigate through TAT, so don't have a real good grasp on the parameters of all the various forums. Anyway, "culture" sounds good to me.


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Wilf Day
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posted 20 June 2005 10:11 PM      Profile for Wilf Day     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Although it's a good site, it's skimpy. For example:
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Emily Howard Stowe (née Jennings). Born Norwich, Upper Canada (Ontario) May 1, 1831. Died April 30,1903. A life long champion of women’s rights. With no Canadian institution allowing women to study medicine she studied in the United States and in 1868 became the first Canadian woman to practice medicine in Canada. It was she who organized the Women’s Medical College in Toronto in 1883. She was also founder and first president of the Dominion Women’s Enfranchisement Association in 1889.

Anne Augusta Stowe-Gullen. (née Stowe). Born Mount Pleasant, Canada West (Ontario) July 27, 1857. Died September 25, 1943. She was the daughter of the famous Canadian Emily Stowe and she was the first woman to gain a medical degree in Canada. She graduated from Victoria College in Cobourg in 1883.

An inspiring children's version of Emily Stowe:
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Five years later, when Emily was only
20, she became a school principal. Imagine that! So she was the first woman principal in Canada. [In Brantford, in 1852.]

But what's really extraordinary is how far she was ahead of her time, a leading suffragette in 1877, long before the struggle took hold. At first her friends met in disguise:
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She organized the country's first suffrage organization, initially called the Toronto Women's Literary Club (1877). Five years later its name was changed to the Toronto Women's Suffrage Club.

As for Augusta Stowe-Gullen it is certainly not right to omit that she was the first woman elected to the Toronto Board of Education in 1892. And can anyone give me an earlier example of a woman in Canada hyphenating her surname in that way?

What a family!


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