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Yes, This Woman too.

Following on from my post yesterday:

The incident in Isla Vista happened in part because a gun was allowed to get into the hands of someone who should NOT have been permitted to own, or keep, a gun. In that instance, and others before, another direct cause was misogyny.

I don’t need to draw anyone’s attention to the #YesAllWomen discussion that happened next.

This is a statistic that gets heard – and derided – a lot: “1 in 4 North American women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime”.

25 per cent. One quarter. At least one out of every eight people on planet Earth.

I haven’t said anything about what happened to this woman. Me.

In my entire life, I have only told two people about it – two friends, in junior high, neither of whom I’ve spoken to in years. No one in my family, none of my closest friends now, even know.

For me, me, the internet is not the place to do it. I think I’m okay with saying it now, in the right place, which will be in the one-woman show I started last year.

For now, I will say, believe it: one in four women. This one woman is telling you it’s true.

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A public service announcement to all men who hate women

I saw these on Twitter today:

Ahem. To all of men out there who agree with this point of view and argue it’s your free-speech right to say so…this geek girl exercises her free speech to give the following examples of men who disagree with you:

Joss Whedon thinks you’re wrong.

Tom Hiddleston thinks you’re wrong.


SIR Patrick Stewart

, Captain Picard, thinks you’re really, REALLY wrong.

Since THESE men don’t think women are stupid slaves who need to shut up, it will be a Canadian winter’s day in hell before I ever believe YOU.

Thank you.

ps Love to Toronto and Lac Mégantic. Stupid world.