Press Release: Women, Power, Politics
For Immediate Release
August 18, 2009
“Women, Power, Politics is a must-read for every politician, male or female, and everyone interested in advancing our democracy.”
–The Globe and Mail
Canadians Uneasy with Women in Positions of Political Authority
Oxford University Press presents a new book by award-winning author on the discomfort Canada has with women in Canadian politics.
Toronto, ON—Oxford University Press releases Sylvia Bashevkin’s latest book, Women, Power, Politics: The Hidden Story of Canada’s Unfinished Democracy. The book comes at a time when women’s representation in politics is stuck at a level of roughly one-fifth since 1993. Women, Power, Politics explores why Canada is uneasy with women in positions of political authority. Bashevkin evaluates the barriers faced by women who enter politics, including the media’s role in assessing the leadership styles, personal appearances, and private lives of female politicians.
Rosemary Speirs, founding chair of Equal Voice and former Ottawa Bureau Chief says Women, Power, Politics is “a lucid, smart, and helpful examination of why women mostly fail in politics in Canada…should be marked ‘urgent’ on the Prime Minister’s reading list.”
Winner of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, Sylvia Bashevkin writes a witty and no-nonsense book using key examples, such as Belinda Stronach and Hillary Clinton and outlines solutions to address this stalemate facing women in Canadian politics.
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