Photos from SlutWalk Toronto. Protest date to come soon
Quick post because my back is in pain and I want to lay down!
Today is International Women’s Day!
I am grateful to all women who came before me that fought so I would have the right to vote, work, be a person, have control over my own reproduction and sexuality, be educated and opinionated and live to the best of my ability!
I am grateful to the women who are still fighting for better treatment of women in Canada and most importantly around the world in countries where women still yet to have the rights that I have!
I am grateful to the women in my life for being amazing and showing me how powerful women can be!
I am grateful to myself for being a strong woman who is not afraid to fight for what she wants!
On January 22, 1973 the American Supreme Court decided that abortion would become legal, thanks to Roe v. Wade. Canada has had unrestricted abortion access since 1989.
We still have a long way to go in terms to better access and eliminating the stigma around abortion but I am confident we will get there!
Today I celebrate my right to reproductive health and my right to choose!
On Facebook I’ve “Liked” the group Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (http://www.facebook.com/AbortionRights). Today they posted that an edited book is being developed to showcase Canadian abortion issues and experiences.
It is called “Canadian Abortion Experience: Voices on Choice(s). They are looking for contributors!
They are looking for 2 things: narratives and think pieces.
Narratives are for those who have experienced an abortion in some way. Personal experience, know someone who has had an abortion or are an abortion practitioner. These stories share the memories, motivations, feelings, experiences etc. (2,000 words)
Think pieces are essay styles (500-2,500 words. They have a variety of topics such as:
- What does (or doesn’t) “choice” mean to you?
- Refocusing the abortion debate on the pregnant woman instead of the fetus
- Unequal access to abortion services
- AND MORE!!!!
So if you are Canadian, have a pro choice opinion or abortion experience consider submitting! Due June 30, 2012. I’m going to submit something just don’t know what!