Patriarchal Killings

By pointing out that 212 women in Ontario were killed by their partners between 2002 and 2007 compared to 12 so-called “honour killings” in Canada since 2002 and being clear that “both are executed by men who feel they haven’t received their due deference, men who consider ‘their’ women, whether daughter or partner, to be their chattel, to do with as they choose,” old social democrat Gerry Caplan makes some very important basic feminist and anti-racist points (though his claim that murders of women by fathers or brothers are “beyond any rational understanding” doesn’t help). Read his article in the Globe and Mail.