Is there systemic discrimination against and disadvantaging of women in the larger socio-political context?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Grigg v. R., 1996 CanLII 620 (BC SC):

17 Defendant's counsel expresses no difficulty in accepting the existence of systemic discrimination against and disadvantaging of women in the larger socio-political context, especially in terms of economic disadvantage. The courts have acknowledged that marriage, particularly in the event of marriage breakdown, disadvantages women for it is the wife, more often than not, who is responsible for dependent children and who, if in a "traditional marriage", will rarely have developed the skills to compete in the marketplace in comparison to her husband. There is really no issue with this assertion. See Moge v. Moge, 1992 CanLII 25 (SCC), [1992] 3 S.C.R. 813.

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