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Sexual Abuse & Discrimination in the Literary Community

Last checked March-April 2024 by Monty Young & Setav Kamal, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum students.

The Basics

  • Carter, Sue. “Q&Q’s Sexual-Harassment Survey: The Results.” Quill & Quire, Apr. 22, 2019. Read Article.
  • Carter, Sue. “Q&Q’s Sexual-Harassment Survey: What Are Our Next Steps?” Quill & Quire, Apr. 22, 2019. Read Article
  • “Sexual Harassment Reported by Over Half in Trade Survey.” The Bookseller, Nov. 10, 2017. Read Article
  • Whittall, Zoe. “CanLit Has a Sexual-Harassment Problem.” The Walrus, Feb. 5, 2018. Read Article

A Deeper Dive

  • Flood, Alison. “Sexism in Publishing: ‘My Novel Wasn’t the Problem, It Was Me, Catherine.’” The Guardian, Aug. 6, 2015. Read Article
  • Goodyear, Sheena. “Maria Campbell’s account of being raped by a Mountie was scrubbed from her memoir Halfbreed.” CBC Radio, Jun. 1, 2018. Read Article
  • “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Is an ‘Epidemic,’ Says Human Resources Survey.” OHS Canada Magazine, Apr. 12, 2018. Read Article
  • “The Facts About Sexual Assault and Harassment.” Canadian Women’s Foundation, Nov. 22, 2022. Visit Site
  • Thom, Kai Cheng. “Sometimes Women Have to Make Hard Choices to Be Writers.” GUTS, Feb. 15, 2017. Read Article
  • Turner, Lauren. “On Covered Mouths.” Carte Blanche, May 9, 2018. Read Article
  • Ursu, Anne. “Sexual Harassment in the Children’s Book Industry.” Medium, Feb. 8, 2018. Read Article
  • Toth, Stephanie, “Women in Canadian Publishing: Gender Equity in the Canadian Publishing Industry.” 2021. A thesis on women in publishing dealing with sexual harassment, the wage gap and circumscribed advancement. Read Thesis



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