It is unrealistic and unfair to ask women to hide when the sun goes down. We deserve better than fear and keys between our knuckles. As a city we can do better than this.
At some point on the message boards, the character of Skyler seemed to drop out of the conversation, and people transferred their negative feelings directly to me. The already harsh online comments became outright personal attacks. One such post read: “Could somebody tell me where I can find Anna Gunn so I can kill her?” Besides being frightened (and taking steps to ensure my safety), I was also astonished: how had disliking a character spiraled into homicidal rage at the actress playing her?
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"This is action that might save a life today, or tonight, or tomorrow."
Mr. Data? Engage.
I cannot express how sad – and angry – it makes me to think that we still cannot ensure the safety of women and children in their own homes. Most people find the idea of violence against women – and sometimes, though rarely, against men - abhorrent, but do nothing to challenge it. More women and children, just like my mother and me, will continue to experience domestic violence unless we all speak out against it.
Fire at will, Mr. Worf.
H/t Scott Dagostino.
"Mr. Worf — lock phasers onto that misogynist."
This December 6th, and every December 6th we remember the lives of the 14 women who died at the hands of Marc Lepine, in the name of “fighting feminism”
The root causes of gender-based violence lie in the ways patriarchy manifests in our society — through our divisions of labour, our economic system, through rape culture and the ways we interact with each other daily.
December 6th is much more than a single incident. On this, and every other day of the year, we remember the lives of women who have been lost to discrimination, physical and emotional abuse, to racism, immigration raids, to hunger and poverty, to sexual violence and murder. We remember the struggle of women and trans people as we continue to seek for determination, for justice in the workplace and safety on the streets. Every day of the year, we remember women in prisons, away from their families and friends. Every day of the year, we honour the more than 500 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Every day of the year, we honour the lives of sex workers. We continue to honour the lives of women who continue to endure the violence by the state.
In the face of this violence, the role of people-power is especially important. Events such as Take Back the Night marches and December 6th rallies demonstrate important resilience and demand the eradication of gender-based violence.
An end to violence against women and trans people signifies an end to patriarchy, sexism, homophobia, racism, classist policies. It signifies justice and self-determination for all.
[Graphic art made by our 2012 Intern Maria Pineros]
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The École Polytechnique Massacre, also known as the Montreal Massacre, occurred on December 6, 1989 at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Twenty-five-year-old Marc Lépine, armed with a legally obtained Mini-14 rifle and a hunting knife, shot twenty-eight people…
December 6, 1989. They will not be forgotten.