Episode 5: Female Representatives

This week I am joined by Anson Chen, a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo Civil Engineering Program. Anson and I discuss an issue we both view as extremely important: the lack of female representatives in government. [14:32]

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Anderssen, E. (2015, October 20). We have a record number of female MPs, but hold the applause. Retrieved from The Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/we-have-a-record-number-of-female-mps-but-hold-the-applause/article26887164/

Hertz, N. (2016, October 24). Why Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman. Retrieved from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/oct/24/iceland-best-place-to-be-women-equal-gender-maternity

Inter-Parliamentary Union. (2017, March 1). Women in national parliaments. Retrieved from Inter-Parliamentary Union: http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

Kurtzleben, D. (2016, June 11). Almost 1 in 5 Congress Members Are Women. Here’s How Other Jobs Compare. Retrieved from NPR: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/11/481424890/even-with-a-female-presumptive-nominee-women-are-underrepresented-in-politics

Litwin, A. (2017, January 9). Six Reasons Why We Need More Women in Government. Retrieved from http://annelitwin.com/six-reasons-why-we-need-more-women-in-government/

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Paikin, S. (2017, April 24). Is Wynne the target of sexism and homophobia? Turns out many readers aren’t keen on the question. Retrieved from TVO: http://tvo.org/blog/current-affairs/-is-wynne-the-target-of-sexism-and-homophobia-turns-out-many-readers-arent-keen-on-the-question

Paikin, S. (2017, April 19). Why is Kathleen Wynne so unpopular? It may not just be about policy. Retrieved from TVO: http://tvo.org/blog/current-affairs/why-is-kathleen-wynne-so-unpopular-it-may-not-just-be-about-policy

Young, L. (2015, October 2). More women are running in this election than ever before – 30 per cent of candidates. Retrieved from Global News: http://globalnews.ca/news/2256036/more-women-are-running-in-this-election-than-ever-before-30-per-cent-of-candidates/