Network: The Newspaper Of Saskatchewan Women
Year Published: 1982
Periodical profile published 1982
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2596
Abstract: NETWORK is published ten times a year in Saskatoon by the Saskatchewan Action Committee (SAC), Status of Women. The newspaper focusses on the issues of the day and how they affect women. The April, 1982, edition highlights the speech given in Saskatoon by Judy Erola, federal minister responsible for the Status of Women. She spoke of the pension debate and the attempts of some individuals within the government to provide pension benefits for women who work in their own home. Also on the programme were Gorden Snyder, Saskatchewan Minister of Labour and Monica Townson, an Ottawa-based economist and author of the book, The Canadian Women's Guide to Money.
The second lead article follows the story of the University of Saskastchewan Engineering Students' newsletter, the Red Eye. A group of women at the University filed a formal complaint against the Red Eye under section 14 of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code (SHRC) because the newspaper demeans and degrades women. According to this article even professional engineers are embarrassed by the tone of the Saskatchewan publication.
Section 14 of the SHRC states that it is a violation of the code to publish or display anything that exposes a person to hatred or ridicule, or which upsets the dignity of an individual or groups of persons because of their race, creed, religion, colour, sex, martial status, physical disability, age, nationality, ancestry or place of origin.
Included in this edition of NETWORK is a "Directory of Saskatchewan Women's Groups" and a "Directory of Coming Events." In a province of vast space between settlements of people, this kind of networking is virtally important.