Publisher: Yukon Status of Women, Status of Women Council, Whitehorse, Canada
Periodical profile published 1980
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2112
Abstract: The Optimist, in its six years of publication, "has provided a communications link for Yukon women". The paper is committed to expressing the aims of the women's movement, and to share information with the intent of breaking down isolation, and encouraging women to participate in the struggle for liberation'.
This issue of The Optimist" carries articles on women and sexuality, women and politics, women and trades and women and unions.
An article on Women and the Anti-Nuke Movement argues that women have played a large role in the anti-nuclear protest. Citing incidents from Seabrook (U.S.) to why1 (Germany) and such names as Holly Near and Dr. Helen Calidicott, the author contends that every woman should make the anti-nuke movement a personal concern.
Two articles on women and unions cover the recent strikes at Radio Shack and claim that very few women belong to unions. The author of "Are Union's the Answer?" details the involvement of women in strikes at Inco, Bell and Radio Shack; she believe that unions are an important way to effect social change.