I’m excited to announce that Antigone Magazine’s inaugural ‘In Need of Enlightenment’ Award will be going to NDP candidate Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, featured yesterday on the blog for his sexist remarks about women and politics! The award, sponsored by Ayesha Laher, will include a one-year subscription to Antigone Magazine’s print publication.
The award is not meant to embarrass any of the recipients, but rather to be a suggestion to them that perhaps they do not entirely understand the struggles that women, and particularly women in politics, are going through. By providing the recipients with a subscription to Antigone Magazine we are encouraging them to inform themselves about women’s issues and to work with us to help make a difference for women in the future.
We encourage nominations for future ‘In Need of Enlightenment’ Awards to be sent to antigonemagazine@hotmail.com. We also encourage you to support the program by sponsoring subscriptions. Subscriptions to the magazine are $12 and cheques can be sent to:

Antigone Magazine
Box 61
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Vancouver, BC
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Please be sure to specify that they are for the ‘In Need of Enlightenment’ program.