Saturday, December 06, 2008

almost twenty years ago

I can't believe it's been almost 20 years since 14 women were gunned down at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. My heart breaks for their senseless deaths, and also for the fact that domestic violence is still so prevalent. Yet, I will focus today on all the rights I do have as a single woman (including the vote!) and celebrate that bit by bit, I believe that real progress is being made.


eroswings said...

I'm so glad you're talking about this. It's strange how people don't get that having a choice is about having rights. People should be free to choose, have a voice.

I had a antiabortion woman ask me once why I wanted to kill babies. I told her no one wanted to kill babies; and asked her, why do you want to kill women? Because no one is pro abortion; because pro choice is really pro woman, guaranteeing a woman the right to decide what's best for her, not the state. It's about privacy and free will, not slavery and persecution.

Stewie said...

I agree that progress is being made (at least in the States, I cannot speak for Canada). The media concentrates so much on the negative, I have to think -- going by Obama's election alone -- that things aren't as bad as they claim.

Dantallion said...

Because of the fact that it was a local event, the impact of this event is particularly strong here. I'm thankful for that - I thing it has made Quebec that much more progressive, oddly enough.