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Response Paper #2 will focus on the Judy Fudge and Hester Lessard article “Challenging Norms and Creating Precedents: The Tale of a Woman Firefighter in the Forests of British Columbia,” pp. 315-324, 327-330 and 336- 346. (Pages 55 to 74 of the coursepack.)
Question(s): Briefly summarize Tawney Meiorin’s case. How did the BCGEU (her union) argue her grievance? Do you agree that the test Tawney Meiorin failed (running 2.5km in 11 minutes) was discriminatory? Why or why not? Do you believe that equality should be valued in all jobs or should some jobs be more dominated by men and others by women? Be sure to back your opinion with facts/ideas from the reading and consider the BFOR test requirements in your answer.
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