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Velvet Fist

The Velvet Fist was a cross-country feminist paper launched in 1970 by the Toronto Women’s Caucus (TWC). As an activist feminist group open to all women, the TWC focussed on…

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Pandora

Pandora published for nine years between 1985 and 1994 as an alternative to the mainstream media in Nova Scotia. We focussed on the lives of everyday women, encouraging and supporting…

Publication | 1972 | Toronto | National (all of Canada) |
Velvet Fist – Vol. 2, No. 1

Topics include: Abortion Rights Campaign Ontario Equal Employment Act Book and Magazine Reviews Upcoming Events…

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Upstream

Upstream got its start with a notice posted at the Ottawa Women’s Centre in January 1976 . Seven women showed up to the first planning meeting. They agreed on the…

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Venus with Fist

This fabric patch uses the clenched, raised fist combined with a Venus symbol to represent Feminism. This remains an iconic symbol of the women’s liberation movement.

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Pink Venus and Fist

The clenched, raised fist combined with a Venus symbol represents Feminism. It is an iconic symbol of the women’s liberation movement….

Publication | 1987 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 3, Issue 2 – December 1987

…there. The ruby, the emerald green, the midnight velvet blue of them glowed richly against the grey-black, soft and wooly head. Sometimes she would reach up, too, to fmger that…

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Union Woman

Union Woman was the newspaper of Organized Working Women (OWW). The only union woman’s newspaper in Canada, it was published regularly from 1977 until 1988. The pages of Union Woman…

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The New Feminist

The New Feminist was published by the New Feminists, an influential radical feminist group founded in 1969 in Toronto. According to the New Feminist constitution, the goal of the organization…

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Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada has only recently been acknowledged as a serious issue by governments, media, and mainstream society. This increasing attention is the result of…

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Voice of Women (VOW)

…Blaak, Ryan Allen. “The Voice of Women: Gendering the New Canadian Nationalism.” M.A. thesis. University of British Columbia, 2003. Kerans, Marion Scott. Muriel Duckworth: A Very Active Pacifist: a Biography….

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The Abortion Caravan

On April 27 in 1970, seventeen women left from the Vancouver Art Gallery in a cavalcade of cars going to Ottawa. They were inspired by the On-to-Ottawa trek of…

Photo | 1970 | Ottawa | Ontario |
Abortion Caravan (1970) – Raised Fist Salute!

Women stand with fists raised at a demonstration outside the Parliament Buildings on May 11, 1970, as protesters in the House of Commons galleries disrupt the sitting.

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The Women’s Place (Toronto)

(Adapted from a pamphlet published by The Women’s Place and other sources) The Women’s Place began as a women’s centre and library at 31 Dupont Street in Toronto in…

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The Women’s Place Newsletter

The newsletter published by The Women’s Place (Toronto) includes articles on activities in the centre, news about other women’s groups, information on issues of concern to women, updates about…

Publication | 1971 | Toronto | Ontario |
The New Feminist – Vol. 2, Issue 4 – October 1971

…Stickers – female symbol with fist 4″x4″ Button red & white – ” ” ” ” ” Herstory Synopsis 14 page synopsis of movement – very useful to anyone interested…

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Northern Woman Journal

Published in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Northern Woman Journal (originally called Northern Woman ) started in 1973 following the first annual Northern Women’s Conference in order to keep the conference attendees…

Publication | 1986 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 2, Issue 1 – September 1986

…DEFEND MYSELF. THE PROBLEM IS ALWAYS THE SAME= AS MY HAMMER FIST CONTACTS MY ASSAILANT. MY FIST GOES THROUGH HIM LIKE HE”S JELLY. SO I HAVE TO STRIKE OVER ANO…

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End the Occupation Now! WAO

This declaration of solidarity to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land was created by Women Against the Occupation and shows a woman symbol and fist superimposed on the Palestinian…

Publication | 1991 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 6, Issue 3 – June 1991

Topics include: Racism Domestic Abuse Violence Against Women Lesbians Childcare Anti-war Protest Artists Spirituality Work African women Single Mothers — INSIDE! Racism In N.S.-3 Surviving vlolence-7 Peace and war-9-11 Lesbian…

Publication | 1985 | Winnipeg | National (all of Canada) |
HERizons – Vol. 3, No. 1 – January/February 1985

…see Sarah putting her fist through a wall. I don’t think you show any of your feelings, just keep them inside. Sarah: Yeah, I know. It’s true. I like it…

Photo | 1970 |
Abortion Caravan (1970) – On to Ottawa

During a stop en route to Ottawa, members of Abortion Caravan raise fists for photo alongside Betsy Wood’s convertible with the slogan “Smash Capitalism” painted on the side panel…

Publication | 1971 | Toronto | Ontario |
The New Feminist – Vol. 2, Issue 3 – July 1971

Topics include: Feminist Critique of “The Six Wives of Henry VII Poetry Politics of Fear in the Women’s Movement Male Chauvinist vs Feminist Dialogue Book Reviews Report on Independent Feminist…

Button | 1994 | Toronto | Ontario |
Kay Macpherson – When in Doubt, Do Both!

This button marks the publication of Kay Macpherson’s memoir When in Doubt, Do Both. Macpherson is a respected feminist, pacifist, and political activist with a long history of working for…

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Kay MacPherson – NDP

Kay Macpherson, the well-known feminist, pacifist, and political activist, ran as a New Democratic Party candidate in several federal elections….

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Women in Trades

This button for women in trades features the woman symbol with an upraised fist holding a wrench.

Publication | 1978 | Ottawa | Ontario |
Upstream – Vol. 3, Issue 1 – October 1978

…to imply anything dero- gatory. Admitting that the posters for the band were violent (a red heart with a fist breaking through; a bloody lipstick smear imprinted on the fist),…

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Lesbian Perspective

Lesbian Perspective served as the newsletter of the Lesbian Organization of Toronto (LOOT) and was filled with news about the monthly 342-Jarvis-Street house meetings and announcements of the cultural, social,…

Publication | 1993 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 7, Issue 4 – July 1993

…much. Lena Nielson, Halifax Pan~o111, July 1993, .page. .. 5 .. What it means to be a sensual feminist Shannon Gowans You can’t wear a crimson velvet bra at a…

Publication | 1980 | Toronto | Ontario |
Lesbian Perspective – December/January 1979/1980

…Wrapt in her dream arms, I watch our breaths mingle in clouds of passionate frost. Her cool velvet kiss revives my splendour. Lightly lilts my eyes’ Queen: “What will you,…

Publication | 1970 | Vancouver | British Columbia |
Pedestal – Vol. 2, No. 5 – June 1970

Topics include: Abortion Rights Labour Movements Motherhood Women’s Press Club Health Department Hospital Costs Radical Politics NDP Women Organize…

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Rebel Girls’ Rag: A Forum of Women’s Resistance

From 1979 to 1986, IWDC produced four issues a year of the International Women’s Day Committee Newsletter. Accompanying the organization’s name change to Toronto Socialist Feminist Action, in 1987 the…

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International Women’s Day Committee (IWDC) Newsletter

From 1979 to 1986, IWDC produced four issues a year of the International Women’s Day Committee Newsletter. Accompanying the organization’s name change to Toronto Socialist Feminist Action, in 1987 the…

Publication | 1975 | Saskatoon | Saskatchewan |
Saskatoon Women’s Liberation – January 1975

…the Cen~re and ‘ the movement’ to be a “radical-sqcialist” group who can only find self-expression in ±enched fi-st and o-ther “rigl}t on-11 actions and terminology. The cartoon (on pages…

Publication | 1985 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 1, Issue 2 – December 1985

…because I’m a pacifist – I don’t think I’ll ever stop. It’s not a mat- ter of stopping and starting, it’s an ongoing battle. Juscha Gmnther, Alison Murray, Megan Holtz…

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On Our Way

On Our Way was a woman’s newspaper published in Edmonton Alberta. The issue on this website was produced by the Women’s Programme Centre at the University of Alberta. If you…

Publication | 1990 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 5, Issue 4 – June 1990

…things like ”I’m going to kill you,” or”Heman, He man, Ninja Turtle,” and imitating using swords and fists. This is not cute, and I don’t accept the argument that “boys…

Publication | 1989 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 5, Issue 1 – October 1989

…medical profession. My fists, my jaw, are clenched in outrage and instead of my natural in- stinct to defend myself, to claw out the eyes of the liars, the racists,…

Organization page | 1972 | Toronto | Ontario |
Policy Statement – The Women’s Place

…a look at the operation. Everyone is welcome. Meeting time 8:00 p.m. at 31 Dupont Street. It looks as if the three Toronto womens’ newspapers, Bellyfull, The Velvet Fist, and…

Publication | 1992 | Ottawa | Ontario |
The Womanist – Vol. 3, Issue 1 – Spring 1992

Topics include: women in government Aboriginal women immigrant / visible minority women equal pay discrimination equality constituion s NAFTA / Mexico farming violence against women racism pornography mental / health…

Publication | 1977 | Toronto | Ontario |
The Other Woman – Vol. 5, No. 1 – January/February 1977

Topics include: Women’s Credit Union Women’s Press Abortion Rights Women in the Palestinian Revolution Sex Work Class Oppression Native Rights Environmental Protection Subsistance Living…

Publication | 1972 | Toronto | Ontario |
Women’s Place Newsletter – Summer 1972

…three Toronto womens papers–The Bellyful, The Other Woman and the Velvet Fist–will be layed out at The Place, probably in the basement, if we can make it habitable. Considering its…

Publication | 1985 | Winnipeg | National (all of Canada) |
HERizons – Vol. 3, No. 4 – May 1985

…wrapped around emotions Squeezing so tightly suppress until a final straw then slowly initially but rising past the speed of light it forces out bursting through eyes nose mouth fists…

Publication | 1991 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 6, Issue 4 – November 1991

…he hit her in the chest with his fist and knocked her to the floor. He administered mouth-to-mouth resusci- tation until she regained some degree of consciousness. Then he proceeded…

Publication | 1990 | Ottawa | Ontario |
The Womanist – Vol. 2, Issue 2 – Fall 1990

Topics include: Aboriginal Women Women in Prison Violence Against Women Kuwait Native Land Claims Black Women Abortion Reproductive Technologies VIA rail Quebec p Poverty and welfare child abuse / Catholic…

Publication | 1974 | Edmonton | Alberta |
On Our Way – Vol. 2, Issue 2 – April 1974

Topics include: History of the Party of Labour of Albania Women and Revolution Radical Politics Working Class Politics of Parenthood Love and Sexuality Education Pornography Advertising Self-Defence Women’s Work Union…

Publication | 1987 | Ontario |
Union Woman – Vol. 10, Issue 3 – Fall 1987

…By CAROLE COPLEA · The Toronto Star called it an “iron fist”. In a show of raw po~er, the government intro-· duced strikebreaking legislation after only seven days of rotating…

Publication | 1979 | Ottawa | Ontario |
Upstream – Vol. 3, Issue 5 – May 1979

Topics include: Political Parties / Women’s Rights Prisons Childcare Labour Movements Unemployment Women and the Law Women’s Studies Immigrant Women Women in History Religion Film Theatre Alternative Medicine / Herbs…

Publication | 1992 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 7, Issue 2 – September 1992

Topics include: Pandora Trial Human Rights Lesbians Media Violence Against Women the ~· — ——· _,_— —– INSIDE All We Won! And the answer is YES (see page 2) Our…

Publication | 1977 | Ottawa | Ontario |
Upstream – Vol. 1, Issue 9 – July/August 1977

…and run for help. If you are going to fight, then do so with all your effort, using feet, knees, fists, fingernails, elbows and teeth. If you are overcome, then…

Publication | 1986 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 1, Issue 4 – Summer 1986

Topics include: Immigrant Women Anti-war Protest Lesbians International Women’s Day Disability Women Artist’s Native Women Sports Divorce Law Marriage Women in Prison Spirituality Immigrant women organize network Cristina Inzunza The…

Publication | 1970 | Vancouver | British Columbia |
Pedestal – Vol. 2, No. 10 – December 1970

Topics Include: National Conference of the Women’s Liberation Movement Strategies in the Women’s Movement Regina Women’s Brief on Birth Control and Abortion Post Office’s Discriminatory Hiring and Wages Independent Women’s…

Publication | 1982 | Ontario |
Union Woman – Vol. 5, Issue 3 – March/April 1982

…banks. The decision could also have positive consequences in helping to shut down union-busting seminars which focus on the velvet glove approach to frustrate union or- ganization. It is possible…

Publication | -- | Vancouver | British Columbia |
Pedestal – Vol. 6, No. 3 (renamed Women Can)

Topics include: Women Artists Vaginal Infections Short Story Sexist Terminology’s Role in Oppression BC Affirmative Action Plan Housewives and Feminism A Sexist Conversation Poetry New Childcare Legislation International Women’s Day…

Publication | 1984 | Ontario |
Union Woman – Vol. 7, Issue 1 – January/February 1984

Topics include: Childcare International Women’s Day Nicaragua Affirmative Action Equal Pay Women need • unions, PUBLISHED BY ORGANIZED WORKING WOMEN Unions need· VOLUME SEVEN, NUMBER ONE ~8 JANUARY-FEBRUARY 1984 women…

Publication | 1975 | Winnipeg | Manitoba |
Winnipeg Women’s Liberation – March 1975

Topics include: Reflections on the Women’s Movement Violence Against Women Sexism / Politics Abortion / Law Lesbian Organizing Film / Representation Government Funding…

Publication | 1976 | Ottawa | Ontario |
Upstream – Vol. 1, Issue 3 – December 1976

Topics include: Municipal Elections Abortion / Law Marriage / Career Drug Abuse Family Law Critiquing Medicine Women in Government Feminist Art Theatre Film Women in History Sports / Fitness Education…

Publication | 1976 | Ottawa | Ontario |
Upstream – Vol. 1, Issue 4 – December 1976

Topics include: Education Christmas / “Mrs. Clause” Labour Movements Religion Women and the Law Menopause Music Theatre Women in History Sports / Fitness < 0 – z 0 ~ ~…

Publication | 1977 | Thunder Bay | Ontario |
Northern Woman Journal – Vol. 3, Issue 3 – 1977

…started to get obscene gestures accompanied by furious mutterings and shaking fists, all of which we couldn’t understand through closed windows. Despite repeated pleas from myself and fellow picket- ers…

Publication | 1977 | Thunder Bay | Ontario |
Northern Woman Journal – Vol. 3, Issue 5 – 1977

…up under his nose with the heel of your hand. 8. Don’t flail your arms around. They can be grabbed. Make fists and keep them close to your body unless…

Publication | 1976 | Lethbridge | Alberta |
A Woman’s Place Publication – Vol. 3, No. 2 – June 1976

Topics include: Annual Report (1975-76) for A Women’s Place Financial Statement Poetry Reports from the National Action Committee (NAC) Conference and Lobby Letters Book Review: “Against Our Will” by Susan…

Publication | 1972 | Edmonton | Alberta |
Pedestal – Vol. 4, No. 6 – July 1972

Topics include: Summer Hostels in Vancouver Civic Workers’ Strike Hospital Union Book Reviews: Ethel Rosenberg, etc. Inside a Women’s Group Confession of an Employment Counsellor Childbirth Practises Study Group Women…

Publication | 1971 | Vancouver | British Columbia |
Pedestal – Vol. 3, No. 10 – November 1971

Topics include: Strike at Sandringham Private Hospital Women’s Conference(NDP) National Nursing Home’s Exploitation of Workers Effect on Family When the Women Has a Job Vaginal Infections Childbirth Doctors and Childbirth…

Publication | 1970 | Vancouver | British Columbia |
Pedestal – Vol. 2, No. 1 – February 1970

Topics include: Protest Candidate at Miss Canadian University Contest Community Education and Research Centre in Vancouver Emily Howard Stowe – First Canadian Female Doctor Social Forces and Learned Inferiority Beauty…

Publication | 1990 | Halifax | Nova Scotia |
Pandora – Vol. 6, Issue 1 – October 1990

Topics include: Single Mothers Violence Against Women Food and Fat Abortion Artists t” lf . .. 1′. \ t . t i: ‘·; -•11 ~· INSIDE! Women’s Herstorles .-2 Sexism…

Publication | 1988 | Ottawa | Ontario |
The Womanist – Vol. 1, Issue 1 – September/October 1988

Topics include: Black Women Racism Reproductive Technology Philippines/Filipino Women Nicaragua Women and the Federal Election Free Trade Poverty Housing Families Federal Election National Action Committee on the Status of Women…

Publication | 1991 | Ottawa | Ontario |
The Womanist – Vol. 2, Issue 3 – Winter 1991

Topics include: peace / military / war Gulf war refugees violence against women reproductive technologies abortion federal budget Native women Black women Audre Lorde government International Women’s Day immigrant /…

Publication | 1976 | Lethbridge | British Columbia |
A Women’s Place Publication – Vol. 3, No. 2 – June 1976

Topics include: Annual report and meeting Poetry Report on NAC conference, issues and lobby Rape Abortion Book Review: Against our Will (Susan Brownmiller) Alberta Status of Women Action Committee –…