“We’re going backward in many ways:” Druh Farrell on misogyny & machismo at Calgary City Hall

Calgary City Councillor Druh Farrell just finished “the nastiest” political campaign of her career.

In this episode, Farrell talks about the divisive Calgary municipal election and the anonymously-funded group that led a campaign to see her booted from office.

Farrell says women in politics “are going backwards in many ways.” But she also tells us that even back in 2012 she had a security detail to accompany her to the opening of Calgary’s iconic Peace Bridge.

As the city’s major proponent of a pedestrian- and cyclist-oriented bridge, she had received numerous threats over the project.

In this episode, we also talk about an article in the Globe and Mail, “Sexual Harassment Commonplace for women on Parliament Hill, MPs say.” Women interviewed for the piece describe sexual harassment as a “daily” occurrence.


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