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British Columbia’s Chief Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the coronavirus pandemic on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Even in 2020, a double standard is still applied to women in the spotlight

Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
There is a growing racial consciousness in the wake of the resurgent Black Lives Matter movement. But corporate Canada is still overwhelmingly white. It’s time for a change. (Shutterstock)

Corporate diversity targets could help dismantle systemic racism

Just as women were unseen until recently, due to institutional sexism, as appropriate candidates for board positions, racialized Canadians are also dismissed due to institutional racism.
Women farmers say they face sexism and dismissiveness, and are expected to juggle farm work with caregiving. (Piqsels)

How to combat the sexism faced by women farmers

New research suggests women farmers face significant challenges mostly due to stereotypes, sexism and women’s disproportionate responsibility for domestic and caregiving work.
San Francisco mayor London Breed declaring a shelter-in-place order early in the coronavirus pandemic, March 17, 2020. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

America’s Black female mayors face dual crises of COVID-19 and protests – but these women are used to uphill battles

Four decades after Ellen Craig-Jones of Urbancrest, Ohio, became the US's first Black woman mayor, seven of the nation's largest cities are lead by Black women. And what a time to be in charge.
A protester holds up a sign with Breonna Taylor’s name. Taylor was killed by police officers on March 13. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

A short history of black women and police violence

Young men make up the majority of black people killed by police in the US. That's fed a perception that black women are somehow shielded from the threat of police violence. They aren't.

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