The Equity Franchise (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 1

Some female students at the University of Victoria formed the CCC [Chilly Climate Committee], to investigate the climate of the Political Science department and give its faculty some recommendations on how to improve women's experiences in the department. This resulted in backlash and name calling both on campus and off.

The CCC received support from many individual women and women's groups, anti-sexism activists and anti-racist workers, who responded to the members' situation with outrage and recognition. However, this article was written by members of the CCC to discuss the system's processes and professional interactions which worked very hard and over a very long period against that support and to sustain harassment and keep discrimination organized.

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