women and discrimination

I love Janet Austin CEO of YWCA and universal child care

Janet Austin is so smart. When recently asked why women can’t seem to get ahead she said that there are lots of great and well-educated women out there. But they are under-employed. In her opinion (which I share) we we create conditions that make it difficult (I say impossible) for these women to use their education and …

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Female RCMP officer lost her job and boss get off free for sex in car

A female RCMP officer recently effectively lost her job for having sex in a police car with her boss, another higher ranking RCMP officer. Her husband apparently told all when he found out. When brought to “trial” a three officer panel held her guilty of disgraceful conduct and was essentially dismissed for lying about the …

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It’s not the police it’s the whole RCMP system

I am saddened but not surprised by Corporal Catherine Galliford’s damning indictment of her 20 year employer: the RCMP. Its not that police officers are bad guys. Its just that they have created a top-down military-like system that might be very effective in emergency situations, but does not allow for much honesty or candor. The tough-guy image …

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Must see documentary on Oct 20 MissRepresentation

Miss Representation Trailer Here is the blurb: Miss Representation brings together some of America’s most influential women in politics, news and entertainment, including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem to give audiences an inside look at the media’s message and depiction of women. The film explores …

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