What are the future steps we should take and how do we work towards ending violence against women? rabble asked a diverse panel of women -- activists, advocates, teachers, counselors, writers -- what December 6 means to them and what they think future actions should revolve around.
The answers echo a complex situation with many nuanced factors and opinions and represents that though our ideas may differ, we all hope to achieve the same result: ending violence against women.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is an important day because we mark the memorial of the 14 women killed in the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre and reflect about violence against women.
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente wrote in June:
Prostitution is the most exploitative, degrading work on Earth. Despite those stories about high-class call girls, its practitioners are overwhelmingly the most wretched girls and women in society. Prostitution turns women into lumps of meat that are bought and sold for the sexual gratification of men.