Addressing sexism in academia

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1982 - June 1988: Women’s issues and sex bias

The Social Science Federation of Canada (SSFC) establishes a task force to study sex bias in research. The SSFC studies a variety of issues affecting women in Canadian research. The goal of the task force is to eliminate sex bias in research and to monitor sexism both within and outside of the federation. The task force influences the creation of a Women’s Issues Network, which advocates for, among many issues, recognition of Women’s Studies, appropriate funding for research, and the elimination of sexist language in research.