From the archives: Doris Anderson (Herstory 2011)

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Doris AndersonAs editor of Chatelaine magazine from 1957 to 1977, Doris Anderson was a powerful voice for women’s rights in Canada, broaching contentious issues such as abortion, family abuse, divorce reform, pay equity and the problems of working mothers. “She set the feminist agenda in Canada,” said Michele Landsberg, an activist writer who worked at Chatelaine. 1

Hilda Doris Buck was born out of wedlock in Medicine Hat, Alberta, in 1921, the daughter of Rebecca Buck and Thomas McCubbin of Calgary. She was placed in a home for unwanted babies but later her mother changed her mind. When Doris was seven, Rebecca married Thomas, which the young girl strongly resented. 2

Doris taught in rural schools to earn tuition for university, completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alberta. After a sojourn in Europe, she landed a job writing ads for Chatelaine, rising to the position of associate editor…

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