This collection of twenty-seven articles on the major women's issues of the 1980s shows why feminists had only begun to fight. Women were still paid less than their male counterparts, rape and wife battering remained brutal social problems and inadequate day care still threatened women's right to work. These and many other injustices that undermine more than fifty percent of Canada's population are thoughtfully explored in this provocative book.
Talented writers from across the country review the dynamic changes in the women's movement. Controversial issues like abortion, pornography, sexuality and women and work are examined. Non-traditional jobs for women, day care, and rape are only a few of the many concerns brought into focus. Still Ain't Satisfied provides a stimulating look at some of the most important issues of the 1980s - issues which are just as relevant to women today.
About the authors
Connie Guberman is a Senior Lecturer in Women’s Studies, Department of Humanities, University of Toronto at Scarborough, where she teaches courses on qualitative research methods, violence against women, and the environment. She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies and is certified (Level II) in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) from the National Crime Prevention Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky.
Margie Wolfe has worked in feminist book publishing for almost forty years. She has co-edited several book collections including Still Ain't Satisfied: Canadian Feminism Today, No Safe Place: Violence Against Women and Children, Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers, and From Memory to Transformation: Jewish Women’s Voices. She and three other women founded Second Story Feminist Press in 1988.
Maureen FitzGerald is an urban anthropologist and a Fellow of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. She is a co-editor of Queerly Canadian: An Introductory Reader in Sexuality Studies and Still Ain’t Satisfied: Canadian Feminism Today. In the 1980s, she was managing editor of Women’s Press and a member of Lesbians Making History, a collective that did oral history of ‘gay women’ in Toronto in the fifties and sixties. She is fascinated by all things Toronto.