Dr. Emily Stowe: She Wasn’t a Ho.

March 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm 14 comments

Many Canadians know the name Emily Stowe, but aren’t aware of her claim to fame. “Who the $!!@ is Emily Stowe?,” is a common question on many a second-grader’s lips.


(What are they teaching in our public schools?)


This is because, in Canada, we name our schools after our famous people and hero’s, and then neglect to teach our children about Canadian history. Why teach our young people about the history of our country when we can watch crappy American T.V., such as American Idol or programs about Gene Simmons?

(Would you rather have your children learn about Emily Stowe…)


(…or him?)


Born Emily Howard Jennings in 1831, Norwich Township of Upper Canada (Southern Ontario), she eventually became the first known woman of European ancestry to practice medicine in Canada, as well as the main catalyst for equal rights for women. Her parents had seven children, of which she was one.


By the age of fifteen she had gained employment as a school teacher in the neighbouring town of Summerville.

At the age of fifteen most of my time was spent in the pursuit of alcohol and the incessant performance of masturbation.

Emily worked as a teacher for seven years, which meant after over half a decade of working in a noble career she was only twenty-two years of age.

At the age of twenty-two I spent most of my time in the pursuit of alcohol and the incessant performance of masturbation.


(Is this me dressed up as a hooker during one of my alcoholic binges?)


In 1852 she applied for admission to Victoria College in Coburg. Because she was a woman she was denied entrance into the school; the dean was heard mumbling something about ‘breasts’ and ‘anarchy’. This was only a temporary set back, though, as she then applied to the Normal School for Upper Canada and, in what can only be described as an atypical move, she was accepted.

After graduating in 1854 she became the Principle of a Brantford public school, where she was known as ‘Sufferance Stowe‘ due to her ability to stomach cafeteria food without any apparent ill effects.

(Emily Stowe found this dish to be ‘yummy’.)


In part two of this series we will examine her struggle to become a doctor in Canada: it is a tale fraught with controversy and intrigue. Don’t miss out!

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Yes!! Dr. Emily Stowe: Battle Royale (part 2).

14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. daranee  |  March 19, 2008 at 1:36 am

    Rhyming always make learning more easy.

  • 2. C. Fraser  |  March 20, 2008 at 11:54 am

    lol…good point!

  • 3. sara  |  January 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    why would you put this on the internet…….weirdos

  • 4. C. Fraser  |  January 15, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    It is probably best if you stay off the internet, then.

  • 5. A  |  February 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    do we really care bout wat u did this is to learn about emily stowe a great canadian woman not a bout u!!!

  • 6. C. Fraser  |  February 17, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Thank you for your comment, A. I don’t really understand what you wrote, but thank you anyway.

  • 7. A  |  April 2, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I was saying no one cares about your stupid ass stunts and life.
    This is suppose to be to learn about emily Stowe, a great canadien heroin and you try to make it a joke. If it were not for her and jenny trout than many canadian women would not have the same oppurtunities as they do today.
    You didnt have to be a bitch about it.
    respect those that made your “easy” life as easy as it is for you.

    • 8. C. Fraser  |  April 2, 2009 at 1:10 am

      Goodness, “A”, if that’s your real name. Let me address your concerns:

      1. Who is this “Fraiser” you are directing your comments towards?

      2. This is “suppose to be to learn” about whatever I want it to be learning to be about. It’s my WordPress site, and until I hear otherwise from someone who actually works for WordPress I’ll continue to be to learn about whatever I want to be learning to be about. Then again, if you think Canadian Fermentation is actually about disseminating actual information that students can use to learn about Canada, well…er…sorry.

      3. If you think I’m making fun of Emily Stowe and Jenny Trout you obviously didn’t read the story very carefully.

      4. I don’t think it’s possible for me to be a “bitch”. Technically I think you need to be female to be a “bitch” although in today’s street lingo I suppose you can call guys “bitches”. But the way you used it I think is only meaningful if used towards women.

      5. You’re assuming my life is easy. Do I know you?

      6. Most importantly: My site, my rules.

      7. Please stop using “heroin”. It’s bad for you.

  • 9. Anonymous  |  June 2, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    By the way this thing actually is really stupid and the person is right ! if your going to make our kids compare btw(between) Gene Simmions and Emily Stowe that is just pretty sad!!! oh, how would you like it if you were emily stowe! would you like to be treated how you are treating her! NO, YA WOULDN’T! SO DO’N’T EVEN THINK ABOUT SAYING STUFF LIKE OH IM THE BEST BECAUSE YA AREN’T!!! PTZZZ!!!

    • 10. C. Fraser  |  June 2, 2009 at 8:02 pm

      Well at least you are half way coherent, which is an improvement.

      From what you wrote I have to think that you didn’t actually read the post. Either that or you have limited comprehension skills.

      Such a shame.

  • 11. Anonymous  |  June 2, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    oh and btw HEROIN, HEROIN, HEROIN!!!!!

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    dan the man

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