National Day of Remembrance and Action
It was 27 years ago today that 14 women in Canada were targeted and killed because they were women. As we think about the mass murder of these women, and also of our missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and indeed, of the everydayness of violence against women, it is important to remind ourselves that violence exists in our communities not just because of violent perpetrators but also because of what we, as a society, are prepared to tolerate.
To that end, I have written an opinion piece on the ongoing developments in the Steven Galloway affair. To mark this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, I have now published the piece on the Huffington Post Blog. It is called The Implicit Misogyny of Joseph Boyden’s Open Letter.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, This Magazine has put out a special double issue for which they invited 50 writers and thinkers to share their ideas and wish lists for a better and brighter future. It is on stands now, so pick up a copy! You can read my piece on Justice for Rape Survivors, about how the Canadian Government needs to rethink how sexual assault cases are handled by the courts, as well as 49 other pieces, including really interesting and important essays by Kim Anderson, andrea bennett, Stacey May Fowles, Naomi Klein, Kathleen Mahoney, and many, many more.