Julie F.

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto East Regional Fair

Womens' Rights in Canada

Womens' Rights in Canada is a movie about the evolution of women's rights. It also deals with the Famous Five in their involvement in the Person's Case.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

While I was working on this project, I found it very interesting that many years ago, women were not considered to be people. Nowadays, saying something like that is a terrible thing, and I find it fascinating that our society has evolved so much. I know that other girls around the world would be privileged to have what I have because five women worked so hard to improve the standard of life for women.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

During my time working on the movie, I learned not to take what I have for granted. Many years ago, I would not have the ability to go to school and do what I love. I appreciate that many women before my time worked hard to improve the life of others.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

From the beginning of the 20th century to now, life for women has changed drastically. For example, back then women could not go to university, or become lawyers or doctors. Nowadays, there are many women in both professions. Also, women could not vote or make a career in politics, but now there are many women MPs and even Ontario's premier is a woman.