In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether or not Parliament Hill is a safe space for women is rarely discussed. From hateful and misogynistic comments to sexual assault, women in Canadian politics continue to be targets of violence at various stages of their careers.
Emerald Bensadoun is a Toronto-based writer. Currently, Emerald is the managing editor of McClung's Magazine, and an online editor for Ryerson University. She was formerly a war correspondent for Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs in 2014, and is a frequent contributor to the Eyeopener. Her writing has appeared in Ryerson Today, the Charlatan and others.
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