It’s high time to take seriously the link between our common everyday societal incapacity to provide women with security from violence and these “rare” incidents of male rage that are labelled as a separate, supposedly gender neutral phenomenon of mass murder.
I am signing today for all the deaths that recently occurred in this small town, as well for women who have been and still are being physically and emotionally abused. They need to feel that if they are in a situation that the RCMP will come to their aid and serve and protect.
While we are at it we can stop calling the mass murderer a 'shooter' or a 'shooting' in the reports and in the media. Recommendations need legislative backing, procedural fairness and appropriate action to be effective. In solidarity with women police survivors across Canada.
This is an issue that will never end without intervention, as long as males are physically stronger than women. Why do you think they do it? Makes them feel big. The mass shooting in Portapique started with a domestic disturbance. Power up!