Social Issues | 2018  Wrap Up 
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Top Readings of 2018


What grabbed your attention in the past year? See the list below for all the articles with the most clicks from 2018's social issues readings lists. 

Women's Centre readers were interested in Indigenous issues, the environment, and how gender impacts children. If you ever stumble across an article you'd like to share with us, feel free to send it to sarelle@womenscentrecalgary.org.
A lot of people think of Sarah Bergmann as the "Honeybee Lady," and that really annoys her.

February 
It might be easy, seeing the images from last night's Justice for Colten march in Calgary, to think it culminated a portrait of reconciliation.

March
A months-long investigation reveals that at every step, Canada's justice system is set against Indigenous people

Amanda Lepine has 12 hours before she will be sent back to prison. But first, a graduation ceremony.

May 
In future data collection, including the 2021 census, respondents will have a third option where they are asked to indicate how they identify

June
As boys grow up, the process of becoming men encourages them to shed the sort of intimate connections and emotional intelligence that add meaning to life.

July
What does it mean to be poor in Canada? Does it mean having to rely on food banks and payday loans to make ends meet? Does it mean struggling to afford warm clothes for the winter? What about having to live far away from work or school?

August
A hospital or doctor's office is supposed to be a place of healing. But for many Indigenous people in Canada, it's yet another place where they may fall prey to institutionalized discrimination.

September
How Puberty Kills Girls' Confidence
In their tween and teenage years, girls become dramatically less self-assured-a feeling that often lasts through adulthood.

October
A vexing question: why do men recycle less than women?
An eco-friendly person is seen as 'more feminine' by both sexes, leading men to shun behaviors beneficial to the environment

November
Child poverty is on the rise in the province and non-profit public interest groups are calling on the Alberta government to act with a poverty reduction strategy - as one of only two provinces without one.



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