"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday, 6 December 2014

It's a two-fold question

CBC's Wendy Mesler had three women from Quebec on last evening. The issue was  personal experience with sexual assault

All were mature. None were tearful or emotional. Nor was retribution their motive.Just a hope for improvement.

Ms Mesley asked .....why  now?

The  25th anniversary of the Marc Lepine massacre of  female students in an engineering course at Ecole Polytechnique was the answer.

The more the issue is discussed  the less clear the outcome .

It seems children and young adults in common  are  at risk in their own homes from family members and friends.

The problem appears to be endemic.

How can society protect them from harm in their own homes?

What are we missing here?

Wendy Mesley asked tough questions.

I'm just not sure women  alone can provide  answers.


Anonymous said...

Sadly, it is nothing new. What is remarkable is that it is being discussed.

Anonymous said...

I did not see the interview but let me guess that the ones who did the assaulting reported by those 3 women are all safely gone. We had a monster in our family and no one spoke about it until long after the funeral. And not much then.

Anonymous said...

You're right Evelyn. Women alone can't provide the answers.

Anonymous said...

What is remarkable is that it is being dismissed.