Dead Wild Roses: Another Patriarchal Double Bind? Hurrah! :/

Why need feminism so darned much. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Abuse, compliments, Feminism

Things Are Good: Hitting Children Doesn’t Help

We now have solid evidence that spanking is more harmful than good for children. In the largest study of its kind researches have found that children who were spanked displayed more adverse socialization than others. They also conclude that spanking does not improve the behaviour of children when they are hit or afterwards. Spanking is ...

Cowichan Conversations: Dear Daddy-Video

1 in 3 women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner (WHO). Show that you never tolerate violence against women. Share the movie and start your involvement Read more…

Left Over: Take the Keys and Lock ‘Em Up…..

Lock up chronic runaways to keep them safe: Winnipeg police officer The longer they are on the street, the worse it becomes for them, says Supt. Danny Smyth CBC News Posted: Sep 30, 2014 4:11 PM CT Last Updated: Sep 30, 2014 4:11 PM CT At what point do the police  have the ability to ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Best Revenge is Living a Good Life – i believe you, it’s not your fault.

Add i believe you, it’s not your fault to  your bookmarks, your blog, your whatever.  It is too important not to.   The Best Revenge is Living a Good Life.  (TW Rape, Child Abuse) I am the only female child in my family of four children and I am the youngest. When people hear that, ...

Dead Wild Roses: Domestic Violence – Men “lose control”. (not really)

    Domestic violence.  Not acceptable, not ever.  “TW DOMESTIC ABUSE ——When [an abusive man] tells me that he became abusive because he lost control of himself, I ask him why he didn’t do something even worse. For example, I might say, “You called her a fucking whore, you grabbed the phone out of her hand ...

Dead Wild Roses: Domestic Violence – Men “lose control”. (not really)

Domestic violence.  Not acceptable, not ever. “TW DOMESTIC ABUSE ——When [an abusive man] tells me that he became abusive because he lost control of himself, I ask him why he didn’t do something even worse. For example, I might say, “You called her a fucking whore, you grabbed the phone out of her hand and ...

Politics, Re-Spun: How the Conservative Government Dishonours the Military

So Canada is leaving its occupation of Afghanistan. I never liked the mission. I never liked the context. I never liked the propaganda. I never liked the transformation of some kind of Canada into this occupying Canada. 162 killed and 2,179 wounded? But here’s the very very hard question. Who is the government NOT counting? ...

Things Are Good: Blackfish Documentary Hurts SeaWorld

SeaWorld is an entertainment company that has large aquatic mammals in captivity performing tricks for humans. Their entertainment shows look impressive, but what goes on behind the scenes is rather scary. The good news is that in 2013 this aquatic animal abuse got mainstream attention. In Canada, the Toronto Star ran an exposé on Marineland ...

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Could Gilberto Powell Have Been Your Son, Mister President?

Nearly every day I see stories in the media of people with disabilities being abused. (For example, the case of Ethan Saylor, the young man with Down Syndrome who was killed by police when he went to the cinema).   But I normally don’t blog about them because I am not a rights activist – I’m ...

Those Emergency Blues: Where does the Rot Start in Nursing Home Abuse?

This story has been bouncing around the Canadian media since last May. Camille Parent, the son of a nursing home resident, set up a hidden camera in his mother’s room for four days after she (the nursing home claimed) was assaulted by another patient. The results were appalling. Watch here: The nursing home immediately fired ...

bastard.logic: Privilege In A Nutshell (Or, There You Go Again, Richard Dawkins)

Srsly, WTF? In a recent interview with the Times magazine, Richard Dawkins attempted to defend what he called “mild pedophilia,” which, he says, he personally experienced as a young child and does not believe causes “lasting harm.” Dawkins went on to say that one of his former school masters “pulled me on his knee and ...

bastard.logic: Privilege In A Nutshell (Or, There You Go Again, Richard Dawkins)

Srsly, WTF? In a recent interview with the Times magazine, Richard Dawkins attempted to defend what he called “mild pedophilia,” which, he says, he personally experienced as a young child and does not believe causes “lasting harm.” Dawkins went on to say that one of his former school masters “pulled me on his knee and ...

350 or bust: The Crisis In Our Bodies Is The Crisis In Our World

Poet, writer, and activist Eve Ensler’s passionate TED talk entitled “Suddenly, my body”. Breathtaking. *

The Canadian Progressive: No tolerance for resident abuse in long-term care homes, says CUPE

By: CUPE | Press Release: A hidden-camera video leaked to media and ensuing allegations of resident abuse at a Peterborough area long-term care home are “extremely disconcerting,” says the union representing front-line staff. It appears that the hidden-camera video clips leaked today to Peterborough media were taken without the knowledge of the nursing home administration, residents’ ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Horrific Abuse of California Man With Severe Autism

 CBSLA photo as Shown on the NY Daily News  Shows Horrifying Abuse of Man with Severe Autism KCBS-TV  Los Angeles “Mom Sickened” and the New York Daily News “Tantamount to Torture” report a story of horrific, torturous abuse by professional caregivers of a 31 year old autistic man with the reported mental age of a 3 ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper and RCMP comments ignore Aboriginal victims’ fear of reprisal: Human Rights Watch

Ensure Accountability for Police Misconduct, Indigenous Women’s Safety By Human Rights Watch (Press Release)| Feb. 13, 2013: VANCOUVER – Comments by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RMCP) on February 14, 2013, fail to address the core issue of a lack of security that prevents indigenous women and girls from filing complaints of police abuse, ...

Canadian Progressive: Right-wing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford should step down: POLL

Fifty-five per cent Torontonians want their right-wing Mayor Rob Ford to leave office if he is found guilty in the ongoing conflict of interest case, according to the results of a recent poll by Forum Research. Can you blame them? Last week, Ford appeared in court in a conflict of interest case “to explain why he participated ...

DeSmogBlog: Who Is Filling Climate Scientists’ Inboxes With Abuse, Intimidation And Hate?

phil jones hate FOI-2.jpg IMAGINE coming in to work and opening your inbox to read an email asking you to "kill yourself" before another note reads "I hope someone puts a bullet between your eyes". How about another email where the sender describes themselves as a "one man swat team" telling you to "back the F*** ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Review of the Nanny Business

Last Saturday, the Philippine Women Centre of Quebec (PWC-Quebec) presented the Nanny Business, a documentary which focuses on the experiences that women have had with Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). The viewer is first introduced to Edelyn. In an attempt to provide for her family financially, Edelyn has left her three children behind in the ...

Feminist Mom in Montreal: Review of the Nanny Business

Last Saturday, the Philippine Women Centre of Quebec (PWC-Quebec) presented the Nanny Business, a documentary which focuses on the experiences that women have had with Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). The viewer is first introduced to Edelyn. In an attempt to provide for her family financially, Edelyn has left her three children behind in the ...