In the colonized states, the colonizers used the woman question to justify their dominance, claiming that women in their subject nations were backward and in need of uplifting. Ignoring the demands of women in their own countries, they were sometimes more willing to push for womens reforms abroad. On the other hand, nationalistic movements in colonized and other non-western nations began to link attempts at modernization with an improvement in the status of women. In many instances, liberal nationalists, many of them male, needed the active support of women to help fulfill their dream of an independent, modern state.
Newsflash: Telling the truth is “NOT” Quebec bashing, so stop it with the typical ‘pur laines’, screeching denials and outright attacks when the ‘real truth about the total mess, Quebec is today, especially when compared to the rest of the country. I do though have to agree that I never had any restaurant offer a choice of paying in cash etc… As another stated the rest of the article is spot on and ‘dysfunctional’ has to be the understatement of the decade. So your getting your knickers in a close to hysterical knot over the restaurant claim is a beyond over reaction, no? After all – compared to the real ethnic cleansing demented language loi’s forced upon the population; notwithstanding the criminal erasure of pretty much all Charter & Constitutional rights forced upon over 2 million non francos living in the Greater Montreal area – who are forced to endure grotesque discrimination and outright daily abuses etc… makes me look forward to your response when the ‘truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’, is finally published for the world to see. :)