The Handmaids Tale Dystopia Meets Reality

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...]

Happy Mother’s Day


This Mother's Day I want to give a gift to my daughters, the gift of a voice. Throughout history those who seek to reign despotically first seek to silence and disenfranchise the women, this current PM scrabbling after a majority like a junkie jonesing for a fix is no different. He started by all but completely destroying SWC and has continued to show disdain for women with quotes about … [Read more...]

CON Artists


Harper made it clear from the beginning that he was not on the side of those who didn't vote for him and was particularly not on the side of women. It is not really surprising then that Senator Nancy Ruth said, “shut the f--- up” or it could get worse." “If you push it, there will be more backlash,” said Ruth, who fears that outrage will push her boss, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to take … [Read more...]

Not Even Men Believe That


Over at Bread & Roses Antonia posted a link to a David Warren column which included such gems as; Consider for instance the proposition, "a woman's right to control her own body." Not even men believe this, and a pregnant woman, who actually believes that the baby she is carrying is part of her own body, should wait for it to kick. Perhaps she has an astoundingly primitive notion of biology; … [Read more...]