Redundant mask law robs activists of powerful symbols

Media Date: 23/06/2013
Type of Media: newspaper
Name of Media: Ottawa Citizen

Interviewer: N/A

Interviewee: Julie S. Lalonde Role: Op/Ed writer

Article Information

Background I went on a fairly intense rant on social media about my outrage that Bill C-309 had passed. Not only had it become law, it had done so with very little objection from Canadians and in particular, from activists.
Reason I transformed said-social-media-rant into an Op/Ed that was published in the weekend edition of the Citizen in late June.
Comment I was happy with the result. It was great to channel my anger into something productive with such a large audience.
Outcome Weirdly, this piece garnered A LOT of hate mail. But I also got a lot of great feedback from people who felt that the article was eye opening; they hadn't thought of the implications Bill C-309 until they'd read it.
Link to Article http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/redundant+mask+robs+activists+powerful+symbols/8560142/story.html

 

Keywords: Ottawa, Radical Handmaids, prochoice, safety, harassment, Bill C-309