Monday, December 04, 2006

Fight Harper's anti-woman policies

A call-out from some amazing feminist groups:

CALL THE EQUALITY HOTLINE
613-941-6888

“If women in Canada feel their rights have been violated, they can pick up the phone and call”
-- Conservative Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Bev Oda.

Stephen Harper believes equality is no longer a concern for women in Canada. Harper’s Government has cut funding for women’s equality, cut access to justice, even cut “equality” as an official goal of the government. The Harper government is denying reality.

  • In 2003, women with post-secondary degrees earned 68.9% of what their male counterparts earned for full-time, full-year work.
  • Half of women will experience criminal violence by men in their homes, communities,
    workplaces and schools in their lifetime.

CALL THE EQUALITY HOTLINE
613-941-6888


Tell Stephen Harper why equality still matters:

  • If you are a parent, do you have access to affordable, quality child-care?
  • Have you, or someone you love, been physically or sexually abused or harassed? Did
    you/they get the support needed?
  • If your rights were violated in your workplace, is there a process in place for you to address your concerns?
  • Are there barriers to advancing your career or getting ahead in your workplace because you’re a woman?

Tell the Prime Minister: “the government must invest in equality rights for ALL women
in Canada”

ATTEND THE DECEMBER 10TH RALLY ON PARLIAMENT HILL 1:30-3:00

For more information on the December 10th campaign, click here.

3 comments:

MAW said...

Come on girl, get a grip. Femenism is dead in the water after the militant elements took it over a few years back. Take the office in Hamilton, what have they contributed for the hundreds of thousands of dollars recieved? If you want to be equal, start acting like it and stop attacking the messenger.

Ariel said...

Wow, I am publishing your comment for a few reasons ...

1. I can't believe that you used "girl" in such a non-ironic way ...

2. I love it when men tell me what I'm supposed to feel about feminism!

3. I won't ask you to elaborate about the "militant" elements you refer to ... does that mean dykes like me? Or women of colour who dared to demand inclusion in feminist organizations?

4. And I just love the idea that if I want to be equal I should just put up and shut up. What like you?

Asha said...

Femenism
Did he intentionally put the men in there or was he just a poor speller?