After an empowering year of women coming forward and holding powerful men and institutional dynamics accountable for the stories that we have known to be true amongst ourselves for a long time, a lot has been accomplished, but so much more still remains to be done. The issue of unpaid emotional labour has an obvious gendered slant, but it seems to evade discussion outside of progressive and academic circles.
What are some examples of things that women accept as extra uncompensated work simply because they feel fortunate to have that place in the room, and worry that they must work twice as hard to hold onto it? What are the issues that often fall upon women to accomplish because their male counterparts hand it off to them with a condescending “oh, but you’re just so much better at it”? More generally, what are some gendered obstacles that women face in the workplace, particularly in the realm of politics?
NDP McGill invites you to a discussion on unpaid emotional labour, featuring MPs, McGill professors, and prominent female politicians.
Guests and location to be announced shortly!
Hope to see you there
A friendly reminder that if you are a Canadian Citizen over 18 years old, and have been living in Montreal since March 1, 2017, you are eligible to vote in the upcoming Montreal Elections taking place on November 5th!
To find out more about the electoral process, read this CBC article.
To find out how to enter your name on the list of electors, go here.
On November 5th , with your name on the list of electors, arrive at your nearest polling station (which you can find on the election website) with an ID and cast your ballot.
NDP McGill denounces the Decision of the Conservative Party of Canada to appoint pro-life supporter, Rachel Harder as chair of the Committee on the Status of Women. Rachel Harder has previously voiced her disagreement with women’s choice and has donated substantial funds to pregnancy clinics in her riding that refuse to provide abortions. NDP McGill stands for the personal autonomy of women and views this appointment as unacceptable and a potential obstruction to the rights of Canadian women that this committee should be working to protect.