Girl­ish good looks?

Canada's History - - THE PACKET -

It’s cu­ri­ous how fe­male au­thors [“Great Women,” Fe­bru­ary- March 2016] used de­scrip­tors such as “hand­some woman,” “slim and at­trac­tive woman,” “woman with the face of an an­gel,” and “ra­di­antly beau­ti­ful” to il­lus­trate the im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tions their sub­jects made to Canadian his­tory and cul­ture. If phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics de­fine our per­cep­tion of wor­thi­ness, we still have a long way to go be­fore we achieve gen­der equal­ity. David Thomp­son Ot­tawa

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.