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Andrew Marr's History of the World Development of the contraceptive pill

Andrew Marr explores the significance of the birth control movement in the United States in the early 20th century. He looks at the background and controversy, the campaigning efforts of Margaret Sanger and the social impact of the contraceptive pill. Warning: Contains upsetting scenes. Teacher notes: This video can be used to consider the social impact of birth control on ...
  • 2012
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The National Sports Illustrated's burkini cover: exploitation or representation?

The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition features supermodel Halima Aden wearing a burkini on the cover. The National's Pop Panel breaks down the complex values at play.
  • 2019
  • 00:11:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

CBC News #MeToo movement: Thousands of women identify as victims of assault, harassment

A call to action led by actress Alyssa Milano has thousands of women identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault. The movement is happening in the wake of accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

News in Review - April 2019 Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

At 17, Sam Fazio was just a regular teenager at a school dance in Vancouver. Then she was violently sexually attacked in a bathroom stall. Sam reported the crime and went through the grueling process of physical and mental recovery while having to deal with police and a court case that left her and others shaking their heads. Since then, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:16:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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News in Review - March 2019 Fleeing Oppression: Saudi Teen Granted Asylum in Canada

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was just 18 years old when she barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room and started tweeting for help. The young Saudi woman claimed she was fleeing the oppression of her family and country and was seeking asylum. Her plight captured global attention on social media. Within days she was flying to Toronto after Canada agreed to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/18/2019

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News in Review - December 2018 #MeToo: The Movement a Year On

In October 2017 the #MeToo campaign went viral around the world empowering women to speak up about sexual harassment. But a year on, some are wondering if the movement has lost its momentum. While it seems to be making inroads in North America, it’s faced a serious backlash in France. This is a country that has always been polarized on ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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CBC Docs POV The Reckoning: Hollywood's Worst Kept Secret

Powerful, personal and uncensored, The Reckoning explores the most explosive scandal in pop culture’s history: sexual harassment in Hollywood. The film features devastating accounts from a diverse cast and points a spotlight on the irrefutable facts that propelled these seemingly invincible players to be protected and their secrets hidden at all costs. It explores what can be done and if anything can ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/20/2018

The National From Anita Hill to Christine Blasey Ford: Has anything changed?

Twenty-seven years after Anita Hill testified against Judge Clarence Thomas, Christine Blasey Ford did the same against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but has anything changed for women in that time?
  • 2018
  • 00:08:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Canada should apologize for forced adoptions: Senate report

Between 1945 and 1971, an estimated 350,000 Canadian women were forced to give up their babies for adoption because they weren't married.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Women take men's roles at Stratford Festival

Women are taking men's roles at the normally traditional Stratford Festival, as organizers look for more gender parity in arts and entertainment.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

The National Women-focused co-working spaces increase in Canada

The spike coincides with the rise of the #MeToo movement, as more women look for an alternative to the male-dominated workplace. But are these women-only workplaces discriminatory?
  • 2018
  • 00:04:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

The National Trump, #MeToo and Times Up movements change romance

The romance novel genre is a billion-dollar industry in the U.S. and there's a big shift happening, as writers empower the female characters in their stories.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

News in Review - April 2018 Missing, Murdered, Mishandled: Systemic Racism in Canada's Justice System?

Can Indigenous individuals receive fair treatment in Canada’s policing and courts system? Three high profile cases — the acquittal of the accused killers in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine, as well as the mishandled investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee — have highlighted the harsh reality of our justice system when it comes to Indigenous people. The outcome ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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The National #MeToo movement gains momentum in Russia

The #MeToo movement is gaining momentum in Russia, a country where the movement has been openly mocked. Chauvinism might still be accepted there, but it hasn't stopped a number of young women from risking their careers and reputations to speak up about the sexual harassment they’ve endured from powerful Russian politicians.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2018

The National British suffrage movement celebrates 100 years

The British suffrage movement is celebrating 100 years of voting for women and looks at what struggles still lie ahead.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

The National Gender equality in budgeting: How Canada can learn from Sweden

Gender equality in budgeting was a big theme for the Canadian government in 2018 with new measures announced to close the gender gap — and with that in mind, there's lots that Canada can learn from Sweden. Sweden has never ranked lower than fifth in the world for equality and has closed more than 81 per cent of the gender ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

The National Refugees come to Canada to escape gender persecution

Canada, as everyone knows, has long been a favourite destination for refugees seeking the safety and stability this country provides. Traditionally most were fleeing political or religious persecution, but a CBC News investigation got access to the data from nearly five years of Refugee Board decisions, giving a striking look at who else is coming here and why. Of the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Women and minimum wage

One hundred years after Canada introduced a minimum wage, it's mostly women still stuck at the bottom of the income ladder. And while some call recent minimum wage hikes a good thing, others call them job killers.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Olympic twins pioneered Canadian women's skiing

The athletes who will compete in Pyeongchang know all about perseverance and grit, but they may be no match for Rhoda and Rhona Wurtele. The 96-year-old twins started skiing at age 5 and basically never stopped, blazing a trail when women were a rarity in downhill skiing, all the way to the Olympics. Their passion is inspiring a brand-new generation ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

News in Review - February 2018 Sexual Slavery: The Shocking World of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is big business in Canada, with girls, some as young as 12, coerced into sexual slavery. Ninety percent of the victims come from within Canada. They are controlled by pimps who may initially pose as their boyfriends, showering them with attention and gifts. Then they are threatened, beaten, held captive and even branded. The problem has become so ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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News in Review - January 2018 #MeToo: How a Hashtag Launched a Revolution

The #MeToo Campaign of 2017 could well be the most important movement of a generation. The hashtag took off in October and allowed victims of sexual harassment all over the world to unite on social media. It started with stunning revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein and grew into a global movement. The bravery of these women sharing their stories ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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News in Review - November 2017 Canada's 29th Governor General: Julie Payette

Julie Payette has lived an exciting life that very few can even dream about. As an astronaut for Canada, she’s been to the International Space Station twice. She’s a pilot, an athlete, an engineer and speaks six languages. In October 2017, Ms. Payette, who is 53 years old, took on her latest adventure. She became Canada’s 29th Governor General – representing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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CANAdooDAday Viola Desmond

The story of one of Canada’s most famous civil rights icons, and the soon-to-be- face of the $10 bill is told.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:20
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/11/2017

Canada: The Story of Us New Identity (1946-1970)

Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage. Features stories/events include: Newfoundland joins Confederation, Viola Desmond and civil rights in Canada, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canada: The Story of Us Service and Sacrifice (1916-1929)

Bravery and sacrifice define our new nation as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight – a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage. It's not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the First World ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017