Labelling acts of violence “terrorist attacks” has become almost automatic in recent years. The phrase is pulled out at the drop of a hat to describe events that, while violent, are not always acts of terrorism. Once the words “terrorist” Continue reading Is misogyny terrorism?
In the late 1980s, a new phrase started to pop up in American and then Canadian family courts: parental alienation syndrome (PAS). Originally coined by American psychiatrist Richard Gardner, the term was used to describe situations where one parent intentionally Continue reading Alienating children or protecting them?
Women’s issues always disappear at election time, so I decided to take a quick pre-election look at the platforms of Ontario’s main political parties to see what they had to say on this topic. I found a desert. What do Continue reading Make women’s issues election issues
According to a 2016 report from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, only about a third of women who are abused by their partners call the police. While this is better than the 10% reporting rate for sexual violence, it is Continue reading Can a criminal law omnibus bill meet the needs of women fleeing abuse?