The Female of the Species is a contemporary young adult novel written by Mindy McGinnis. It takes a closer look at ‘rape culture’, and depicts the struggles of girls regarding stigmas and the patriarchal society.
From vast landscapes of snow and ice to the bustling cities of Toronto and Montreal, Canada is often celebrated as a land of peace, tolerance, and respect for diversity. However, in 2004, Amnesty International accused Canada of endangering Indigenous women, putting them at continuous risk of abduction, sexual abuse and lethal violence. This is due largely to systemic racism. Add sexism to the equation and you can see that Canada has failed in protecting Indigenous women and girls.