FIQ (Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec)

Women’s anger: a source of mobilization

Women have been angry for decades, centuries even. And yet, they are often encouraged to suppress their anger, to hide it behind a smiling, kind, feminine demeanor. FIQ and FIQP union reps at the Women’s Network on November 14 and 15, 2018, discussed anger and how it can become a mobilizing force. During the two-day Network, they deepened their reflection on this emotion and women’s…

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Interview with Pénélope McQuade

Public figure Pénélope McQuade openly calls herself a feminist and often gives women air time on her show to speak their minds. She was a guest speaker at the recent Women’s Network, and shared ideas on current feminist issues, such as intersectionality, women’s role in the media, stereotypes associated with women’s anger and mobilization driven by collective anger. Ms. McQuade views society and its diversity…

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Unpaid internship strike: feminist mobilization

The Women’s Network is a great place to hear about the issues and struggles experienced by women from different backgrounds. At the last edition, Kaëlla Stapels, a nursing student at Cégep de Maisonneuve and a CUTE (Comité Unitaire sur le Travail Étudiant) activist, presented the feminist perspective of the Quebec student mobilization for paid internships at all education levels. How can the demand for paid…

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Videos and pictures of the Network

The FIQ and FIQP’s recent Women’s Network was held on November 14 and 15. The union reps met to reflect on topics such as women’s anger and mobilization.

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