January 31, 2019

Talking About Violence Against Women Shouldn’t Inspire Misogyny

On Wednesday, the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability released its inaugural report on femicide in Canada in 2018. As soon as they did, I was waiting for the barrage of “What about men?!?” comments to pour in. And pour in they did. Comments ranged from pointing out that more men than women are killed in Canada a year, to calling the Observatory sexist for focusing on women, to saying 148 women killed really wasn’t so bad. Others questioned whether anyone cared about men and why this was a women’s issue, and one even coined the term “menicide.” Why is it that every time someone talks about violence against women, men — and...
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