Dead Wild Roses: Domestic Violence – A Step Forward in Alberta

  First and foremost if you are experiencing Domestic Violence in Alberta check out these numbers from the Human Services branch of the Alberta Government: “Talk to trained staff over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 170 languages. Chat anonymously online with staff from noon to 8:00 p.m., ...

Alberta Politics: End of exile seems likely for Calgary MLA Deborah Drever, expelled from NDP caucus for tasteless social media posts

PHOTOS: Calgary-Bow MLA Deborah Drever around the time of her banishment from the NDP caucus for tasteless social media posts she had published before her political career (CBC Photo). Below: Lethbridge-East MLA Maria Fitzpatrick and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. A welcome effort to rehabilitate Independent Calgary MLA Deborah Drever, pilloried soon after the victory of ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Worth Watching: MLA Maria Fitzpatrick’s powerful speech about domestic violence

Cowichan Conversations: Violence is NEVER EVER a choice that a man should make. Ever!

  A longtime outspoken advocate for survivors of domestic violence, renowned actor Patrick Stewart gave this touching impromptu speech about his own experience with domestic violence in response to a fan’s question about what non-acting work he’s most proud of. Stewart, who grew up in a home where his mother suffered frequent abuse from his ...

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 ...

OPSEU Diablogue: You probably don’t want to read about this — but should

Nobody wants to talk about it yet 50 per cent of those who experience it are likely to lose their jobs. In Alberta one in five employees reported its impact on their workplace. That impact is said to cost employers … Continue reading →

Dead Wild Roses: The Institution of Traditional Marriage…

Needs not to be like this…not back then, not now and not in the future.  If it is, get help immediately, or not so immediately if you can. Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Domestic Violence, DWR PSA, Traditional Marriage

Dead Wild Roses: How To Look Your Best…

*TW Domestic violence* As per usual with ytube, do not go read the comments as your hate of humanity will be reaffirmed.   Filed under: Ethics, Feminism Tagged: Domestic Violence, DWR PSA, Feminism, Look your Best!

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas… And Why I’m A Big Fan

“The idea that an adult man could be distressed by the word “vagina” is hilarious, and also deeply sinister.” – Sarah Ditum Dear reader, before we get to the 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas, I must torture you with my little story. You must understand why I,  a middle-aged black male born and raised in a socially-conservative ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: What Vic Toews doesn’t know might hurt you

As the Conservative caucus wanders off tonight to celebrate their modest victory against the continuation of the life saving long gun registry by drinking the blood of gun violence victims with the gun lobby, we would be remiss if we did not point out how little Public Safety Minister Vic Toews knows about the bill ...

Pam Geller Pushes Her Hate-fest Agenda–Even if it Means Perpetrating a Lie

How low can Pamela Geller sink? The classification of “honour” killing has just become too much of a dog whistle for the bigotted extremes, these days. Pam Geller is running with it to promote her Islamophobic agenda. Anti-Muslim hate group leader Pamela Geller has seized on the murder of a 20-year old . . . ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Long gun registry helps fight domestic homicide, police chief says

There’s also many cases Sean, that happen daily and right across this country, where the police will go to an incidence of domestic violence where there is concern that if there are firearms in the house that they might be used to commit violence and even murders. And we’ve had far too many such tragedies ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: One of these things is not like the other

89% of domestic shooting homicide victims are female. The bill before Parliament will make it easier for domestic abusers to arm up. John Rafferty and Bruce Hyer are upset that they were disciplined for supporting that bill.

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Tory gun registry bill will help arm criminals

In their celebratory press release, Canada’s premier gun lobby group reveals the fatal flaw in the Harper government’s new gun registry bill. They note that “the bill removes the requirement to call and confirm transfers“. That means that a gun shop doesn’t have to check if a buyer’s licence is valid before he or she ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Some say

Some say that a shotgun isn’t a threat to public safety. We respectfully disagree.

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Which NDP long gun registry policy do you prefer?

Over the course of this campaign, New Democrats have taken a number different and sometimes incompatible positions on the life saving long gun registry. Which do you prefer? 1) Municipal option 2) Support the gun registry 3) Take no stand but promise an independent vote. 4) Scrap the registration of long guns. Keep the registration ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Another NDP candidate takes yet another position (at least for this party) on the life saving long gun registry

Interlake Spectator (Manitoba) April 27, 2011 Palsson (NDP) – “I would introduce a private members bill to let the municipalities decide whether or not they want it—Let the cities have it if they want,” he said.

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: It’s not that hard to do the right thing on the long gun registry. So why won’t the NDP do that?

Sudbury Star April 23, 2011 Rejecting criticism from Nickel Belt Conservative candidate Lynne Reynolds that he had “lied” about the registry, Gravelle said he simply changed his mind. “I’ve gotten emails from gun owners who’ve registered their guns and can’t see what the problem is,” Gravelle said. “I got an email from a police officer ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: If Jack Layton won’t put vulnerable Canadians ahead of politics as usual, he won’t get my vote (and he doesn’t deserve your’s)

There’s nothing to suggest that November 25, 2010  – the International Day to End Violence against Women – was an unusual day in Alberta. On that day, 816 women and 771 children sought assistance from Alberta’s 42 family violence shelters. Of those seeking assistance, 4.5% of the women had been threatened with a gun. That’s ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Once upon a time, the NDP cared about fighting gun violence

Until this election, every Jack Layton-led NDP campaign platform has included proposals to deal with illegal guns and gun violence. These include: 2008: Halt the illegal importation of handguns from the United States and target the sale of illegal weapons via the Internet. 2006: Hand guns have no place in our cities. 2004: Banning the ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: NDP happily embraces gun lobby endorsement

It one thing to have been endorsed by the organized gun lobby for opposing the life saving long gun registry as a number of NDP MPs and candidates have been. That’s disturbing enough. It’s a whole different degree of disturbing to see an NDP candidate leaping in the gun lobby’s arms like a long lost ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: NDP throws vulnerable Canadians under the bus as fast as the Harper Tories do staffers

This time, it’s Vancouver Island North Ronna-Rae Leonard NDP candidate who is trying to be all things to all people: Leonard did not take a stand on the registry itself but said the private members bill to abolish the registry was an opportunity for MPs to vote independently. Which turns out to be nothing to ...

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Another New Democrat throws vulnerable Canadians to the wolves

Lacombe Globe April 20, 2011 What should be done about the long gun registry? Scrap the unrestricted (long gun) registry, but the restricted (handgun) registry should stay.

Cowboys for Social Responsibility: Who’d’ve thunk it?

74% of Canadians support Canada’s integrated gun gun control program. So why is Jack Layton still pandering to the 22% who oppose Canada’s life saving long gun registry?