This story is both a horrific example of the human trafficking going on in the world and a warning as to what could happen to women should the womb police get their way. Anyone familiar with Margaret Atwood's The Handmaids Tale will recognize this type of scenario; In its promotional material, the Asia-based operation makes pregnancy sound like an illness. Its symptoms include “loss of … [Read more...] about The Handmaids Tale Dystopia Meets Reality
Some people of privilege believe that feminism has done it`s job, the battle is won, nothing to see here folks! here is the reality by the numbers Homicides 198 - the number of female victims of homicide in Canada in 2004. On average, 182 females were killed every year in Canada between 1994 and 2003. 62 - the number of female victims of spousal homicide in 2004. Of these, 27 women … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day – The Canadian Numbers
Stephen 'we aren't in election mode' Harper's attack ads on Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff takes various quotes with no context in order to paint him as someone with no love for Canada and apparently by extension no right to govern. Now I'm neither a Liberal nor a great supporter of Ignatieff, however, if this is the litmus test for leadership let's see how Harper does when hoisted on his own … [Read more...] about Stephen Harper – He’s Not In It For You!
Since Canada’s Conservative Government took power in 2006, significant budget cuts have been made to Canadian gender equality, political justice, social policy and research programs including the virtual elimination of a Canadian government department devoted to Women’s equality and women’s issues. 2011 Federal Conservative Government Cuts (to date) Canadian Teachers' Federation's … [Read more...] about “We’re in safe hands with Stephen Harper” and other Conservative lies
While some debate if it even exists the devastating effects of climate change are plainly seen; Billions of trees died in the record drought that struck the Amazon in 2010, raising fears that the vast forest is on the verge of a tipping point, where it will stop absorbing greenhouse gas emissions and instead increase them. The dense forests of the Amazon soak up more than one-quarter of the … [Read more...] about Climate Change Threatens Amazon
On the face of it Harpers' decision to interfer with the CRTC's decision on UBB may seem like a cause for celebration, after all even a stopped clock is right twice a day. However, let us be mindful that this is a man who does nothing that does not benefit himself. So in what way does this benefit Harper? First despite claims to the contrary Harper et al have been campaigning for months now yet … [Read more...] about Harper V CRTC