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Mixed emotions tonight at the #GenderEquityTO event to discuss gender budgeting in #Toronto. Hearing amazing feminist scholars I’ve read since I was a little political undergrad queer (like @kbezanson1 !!) talking about what needs to happen (political will!!!) for gender budgeting with the federal finance minister (!!) in the room - with him committing to gender based analysis (GBA) in his next budget (in the most mangled way ever, but I’ll take it!)...then hearing a participant bear her entire heart out to a full room to the Minister about how none of it matters - what do indicators and measures mean when she and her children are getting evicted next month? “I don’t know what those policy people are doing but my kid needs a hearing aid that I can’t pay for.” Then a trans-identifying soul says “gender equity means nothing if it only means women and girls. Some of us have to choose a gender to access services.” The night left me inspired, driven, angry — I suppose that’s a good mix of emotions for a social policy advocate. Also - can we just fund housing, transit, and childcare please? PS - Thanks to @kristynwongtam and her staff for organizing.
I'm at #genderequityto tonight at the 519. How can we make sure our communities are equitable and accessible by applying an intersectional gender lens to our budget planning at all levels of government.