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Running in her shoes
Madeleine White
2011
About This Project
Politics can be tough. Usually you have to give up your job, donate your money and sacrifice your personal relationships to run for public office. Now add being a woman to the equation and it suddenly... (more info)
About This Project

Politics can be tough. Usually you have to give up your job, donate your money and sacrifice your personal relationships to run for public office. Now add being a woman to the equation and it suddenly gets tougher. Not only do you have to contend with what other people's expectations about being a candidate, but you also have to deal with their expectations of what it means to be a female candidate. To explore the extra challenges that come along with the label "female candidate", two women - both first-time candidates - were followed during the 2010 municipal election. This project documents their highs and lows as they strove to win a seat on Toronto's city council and also tells the bigger tale of why Canada is struggling to reach better gender representation at all of its levels of government. 

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