Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald: “There is, from our perspective, a flawed and dangerous risk to Bill C-7 that may not as yet have been considered—in particular the consequences of societal sexism and relational violence. It is our concern, experienced over the past 28 years of developing supportive care for women who have suffered massively as a consequence of being born into families or having married a male spouse who were non-state torturer-traffickers.”
Press release: It has been almost 8 months since the NS Mass shooting and now NS RCMP sends out this press release which includes a charge against the common-law partner of the gunman. In our opinion the NS RCMP December 4, 2020 press release is like a smoke bomb causing chaos and confusion, a rise in misogyny and victim-blaming.
Why are neither Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef nor Nova Scotia Minister for the Status of Women Kelly Regan willing to consider making a feminist analysis part and parcel of the public inquiry into April’s mass shooting?
Press release: As feminists we insist there will be a gaping hole in the inquiry on future prevention unless components of a feminist analysis are included in the mandate of the inquiry.
“For us feminism is not a ‘dirty’ word. For others the word seems to be scary or spells “danger.” Our call for a feminist analysis was ignored by federal and provincial governmental departments during their deliberations on how to address the mass shooting atrocities of a man whose actions or behaviours can only be described as evil.” Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald on what the scary word is all about.
John McCracken takes a look at the feedback on the federal/provincial announcement that there will be a review rather than a public inquiry on April’s mass shooting. “The good people of Nova Scotia, as it turns out, can smell a cover up from a mile away,” he concludes.
Open letter: Ten Liberal Members of Parliament were elected in this province of Nova Scotia, all signed this statement alleging there is a “feminists analysis” in the review process for the NS mass shooting. There is no evidence to back your statement.
Statement by Nova Scotia Feminists Fighting Femicide: “As feminists we are infuriated with this “father knows best” patronizing process of proceeding with a review versus an inquiry.”