December 6th. Just a date. Maybe an early Christmas party or a school play. Perhaps a time to start putting out decorations or maybe - a time to purchase candles and roses. A purchase not made in anticipation of a celebration but one made in memorial of 14 women who were gunned down simply because they were women and they were there. December 6th, 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal … [Read more...] about December 6th. Just a date.
Hailed as new programming lineup designed for the woman with enough life under her belt to know what’s good. Viva Tv brings such stellar programming as Psychic Investigators, The Shopping Bags, West Wing reruns and well pretty much just loops on a few shows with some movies the youngens won't watch thrown in. Note to TV execs women with enough life under her belt to know what's good also … [Read more...] about New Spin. Old Shows. Viva TV
SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now Day) is a new international holiday that celebrates women artists. It will be an annual event taking place on the last Saturday of Women’s History Month (March). The first SWAN Day will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2008 As a symbol of international solidarity, over 100 SWAN Day events have been scheduled around the world. SWAN Day is an opportunity … [Read more...] about Happy SWAN Day!
Every year it breaks my heart to watch as 14 roses pile up in remembrance of the horror of December 6, 1989. In the face of such an atrocity one can only hope that lessons will be learned. Unfortunately, it seems that few have paid attention. Women are still being killed simply for being women, for asserting their rights, or simply for being there. Women's shelters are still full and daily … [Read more...] about December 6th
In times of war we are called upon to honour our glorious dead. Indeed the memory of the fallen is used to raise our collective patriotic ire at anyone who does not support any military action. This has become known colloquially as "not supporting the troops." It does not matter if the cause they were fighting is just. If the people they killed were innocent. If the war they fought a sham. … [Read more...] about Our Glorious Dead
The Star carried this article yesterday about The War on Women: Elly Armour, Jane Hursham, and Criminal Domestic Violence in Canadian Homes, by Brian Vallée. Stephen Lewis wrote an impassioned foreword for the book, urging the creation of a fully funded United Nations international agency for women that would provide "a tremendous force for advocacy and intervention" and would "inevitably … [Read more...] about “Well, you’re not going to solve the problem if you even refuse to say what it is.”