Women’s studies department won’t be holding its speakers’ series at a men’s only club in Windsor after all

Media Date: 30/10/2014
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: National Post

Interviewer: Derek Spalding

Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Distinguished Visitor

Article Information

Background The Women's Studies Department of the University of Windsor hosts an annual Distinguished Visitor event at the Caboto Club. They recently discovered that the club does not allow women to become members or have voting rights.
Reason As a Distinguished Visitor, I was asked to comment on the Department's decision to relocate the event based on the policy.
Comment It's still incredibly bizarre to me that this is even an issue!
Outcome People seemed to respond in one of two ways:

1- I can't believe we're debating a woman's right to vote in 2014!
2- It's the way it's always been and if you don't like it, go elsewhere. They're entitled to do what they want.
Link to Article http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/30/windsor-womens-studies-department-wont-be-holding-event-at-mens-only-club-this-year/

 

Keywords: University of Windsor, Distinguished Visitor, Women's Studies