It’s 2016, we’re all equal!

By PFA, Stephanie Butler, Shazia Hassam, & Anonymous (x3)

Today’s key word is:  equality.  As Dominique Clément writes, “Equality is talked about a lot, but not implemented in action” (1975). This audio essay, produced by six undergrads, explores the hopes, limitations and contradictions of “equality” as a political ideal for feminist and critical thought.  This collaborative essay was created in the context of a Feminist Philosophy course in fall 2016.

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THE CANADIAN PRESS. (6, Nov 2015). Because it’s 2015′: Justin Trudeau on gender-balanced cabinet.

Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8OOIU7xQrk

CBC News. (20, Sep 2016). FULL SPEECH: Trudeau addresses UN General Assembly.

Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulDYH87K_VU

THE CANADIAN PRESS. (1, Jul 2016). Barack Obama champions tolerance in speech to House of Commons. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RclWKVM-pT4

jbranstetter04. (12, Jul 2008). Candidate George Bush Giving His Stump (campaign) Speech: Election 2000. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2BeuxCYOOc

 

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