Saturday, December 13, 2003

Do you know who the PM of Canada is?

In the thread about the Montreal Massacre, the question came up, "why didn't the US media pick up on it." Suppositions of misogynist media came up -- but I don't think that's the full answer, if any answer at all. (Not to say that the US media isn't misogynist -- just that I don't think it's any more misogynist than Canadian media.) Instead, I think it's more likely that the US media didn't pick the story up because it happened in Canada.

As I said in that thread:
And the fact remains, the US media didn't pick up on it because it was Canada. How many news stories did the average American see about Canada today? Does the average news-watching American even know what happened in Canada today? (Err...ok, yesterday -- but I haven't gone to sleep yet, so it's today for me. So, let's just leave it at "Friday.")
According to a recent poll, 8% of Americans knew who the Prime Minister of Canada was. And I have little doubt that that number has been drastically reduced. Do you know who the PM of Canada is?

[Canadians and Kip are prohibited from answering. Let's see if the Americans who weren't told the answer recently can answer ;) ]

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Hillary Swank as Alice Paul

Hilary Swank Votes For 'Iron Jawed Angels'

HBO has signed star Hilary Swank (Oscar-winning "Boys Don't Cry") to topline "Iron Jawed Angels," reports Variety.

The film is about suffragist Alice Paul who, with fellow suffragist Lucy Burns, was a turn-of-the-last-century radical whose efforts to win voting rights for women led to imprisonment.

Swank will take the role of Alice Paul and Katja Von Garnier is set to direct.

Sally Robinson has written the script.

"Iron Jawed Angels" begins shooting in the fall.
Definitely good news -- I just hope they also include the many, many years and all the hard work Paul did after the 19th amendment was passed.

In Memoriam: 14th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre

I meant to post this yesterday -- but better late than never.

In rememberance of:

Geneviéve Bergeron
Héléne Colgan
Nathalie Croteau
Barbara Daigneault
Anne-Marie Edward
Maud Haviernick
Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz
Maryse Laganiére
Maryse Leclair
Anne-Marie Lemay
Sonia Pelletier
Michéle Richard
Annie St.-Arneault
Annie Turcotte

We must never forget!

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The Montreal Massacre

The White Ribbon Campaign


Men for Change

Film: After the Montreal Massacre