Standing by women

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As I get ready for bed I can’t help but think of those women who were killed in Montreal 20 years ago, already! I remember when I heard the news. I was living in Maryland. All I could think of was of my sister who was a university student at the time. I had not yet heard where the shooting was, and was obviously very worried. My relief that my sister was fine turned to disbelief at the magnitude of the crime.

Remembering the 14 women is not just about sad memories, but about commitment to working for women’s rights. It’s about fighting every kind of oppression of women… be it large or in the small  and petty jokes, whether it is at work, in our homes, and yes even at church.

We need to stand by the women in our lives. Enough of violence against women!