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Those who attended the panel discussion last week on “Women in Corporate Law: Is the Gender Divide Fact or Fiction” (or those who missed it but are interested in the topic anyway) may be interested in this article by Prof. Aaron A. Dhir (Osgoode Hall): “Towards a Race and Gender-Conscious Conception of the Firm: Canadian Corporate Governance, Law and Diversity” (2010) 35  Queen’s L J 569. Prof. Dhir is currently writing a book on corporate governance and diversity, which we at the FLF plan on keeping an eye out for.

Join the discussion! Do you think corporate law is currently constituted as race and/or gender conscious? How does last week’s panel discussion fit into all of this? Do you have any news articles or readings to share with us on the topic? The FLF is always anxious to hear your thoughts!

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A story from today’s Globe and Mail reports on a disconcerting finding that many young Canadians still hold antiquated views on gender roles. The new study surveyed 5, 000 teenagers from around the world, including 1,000 Canadians, and found that Canadian youth were far more likely to support statements such as “to be a man, you  need to be tough” than their British and Rwandan counterparts.

Have a look at the Globe article here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-teens-ambivalent-about-gender-equality/article2177091/.

The study, “Because I am a Girl: So, What About Boys?”, can be found here in its entirety: http://becauseiamagirl.ca/Page.aspx?pid=4274.

Let us know what you think. Can programs like No Means No and events like SlutWalk make a difference in changing these views?

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There have been several reports in the news in recent weeks about a Canadian family who are refusing to reveal the gender of their baby child, Storm. Storm’s mom, Kathy Witterick, wrote an article published in today’s Leader-Post, which provides an intimate, heart-felt and fascinating perspective on her brave approach to parenting. The article can be found here: http://www.leaderpost.com/mobile/iphone/story.html?id=4857577.

What kinds of legal implications would there be for this approach to parenting?

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