April 2018: Bookends

Add another title to your ‘to be read’ list.




May 1, 2018



Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists: The Origins of the Women’s Shelter Movement in Canada

Margo Goodhand

Fernwood Publishing

Even in 2018, we know there’s still a lot to be done in regards to women’s rights and resources. But, since the 1970s, some extraordinary Canadian women have worked hard to address the needs of women needing to leave domestic abuse by starting and running women’s shelters. Their efforts produced women’s shelters that are so effective they’ve been emulated around the world. This book shares the inspiring stories and all-but-forgotten histories of the women who started some of Canada’s earliest shelters, as told to the former editor in chief of the Edmonton Journal. Their stories are tragic, frustrating and at times a little too reminiscent of challenges facing women today, but ultimately it’s a feel-good book about women succeeding in their mission to help other women. This is a moment in Canadian history that needs to be remembered, if not learned for the first time.


            This article appears in the May 2018 issue of Avenue Edmonton. Subscribe here.


 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Property of the Week: Westbrook Manor

Recent renovations turn this stylish bungalow into a dream come true.

Property of the Week: Upgraded Infill

No detail has been overlooked in this redone Terwillegar home.

#YEG: Home And Home-Home

An author’s story of a chilly day and lively game.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Listings

Edmonton Restaurants >

Search for restaurants by cuisine or area of the city.

Find Avenue Edmonton >

Our 500 store listings cover fashion, home decor, sports, food and drink, and more.

Find an Event >

Wondering what to do tonight, tomorrow or next week? This calendar of events will help.