Thursday, September 28, 2006

Zero Tolerance nightmares

Here's a link to my latest column for Capital Xtra, a plea for sanity in the face of the horrific violence at Dawson College. The Zero Tolerance Nightmares website that I refer to can be found here.

I would like to give a shout-out to Susan Cole at Now Magazine for naming the shooting for what it is: another example of male violence against women.

And for those in Ottawa, tonight is the annual Take Back the Night march:

6:30 pm: Rally at the Women’s Monument at Minto Park (Elgin and Gilmour) (Speakers Mreama Abdul, Soheila Dalvand, Fran├žoise Roy and Senator Nancy Ruth)

7:00 pm: The March Up Elgin, down Rideau, around the market, and back to City Hall.

8:00-9:30: Info Fair at Ottawa City Hall (Foyer), 110 Laurier Ave West (Information tables, Counselling, Entertainment and Refreshments) Don’t Forget to bring your own light (flashlights, lantern, glowstick etc.)

Feel free to bring Noise Maker (Pots and Pans, whistle, drum, horn, tambourine, etc.

Come with a small item or image symbolizing gender stereotypes to be discarded.

Men are welcome to join the march under the lead of women.


Caro, sugarless since 2001, mommaless since 1997 said...

Are you sure about that last part - about men being welcome at the march? I thought it was for women and children.

I loved that Now article you linked to. I'm going to write a friendly "hello" to the author, cause I'm sure she'll be getting a lot of backlash for it.

Anonymous said...

As a man, I appreciate being able to support the cause. If you exclude men, you start down the slippery slope that is the other side of this mountain we have all climbed together.