December 6, 1989, was the day female engineering students at the Ecole Polytechnique were massacred in what is called The Montreal Massacre. Marc Lepine had a rifle and a knife. He injured twenty-eight; fourteen were killed. Today is a day of remembrance, not just for those women but for all women who have suffered violence. In Winnipeg, we mourn the missing Indigenous women. But every day, women are abused. It is the time we stood up and demand that the abuse whether it is physical or mental or both STOP. No more misogyny. No more sexist jokes. No more harassment. Women are intelligent and passionate. We do not need to do favours for men who have the power to succeed.
Published by maryannsteggles
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face. View all posts by maryannsteggles