Act for Women's Health, Act for Us All
In this analytical text, the Table des groupes de femmes de Montréal and the Réseau d'action des femmes en santé et services sociaux set the record straight by re-contextualizing several unfounded arguments advanced in anti-feminist discourse and by questioning the troubling media coverage of women, or their children, who are murdered by their partners. This discourse harms women's rights, questions historical struggles fought by women and minimizes violence against them. Women are not always equal to men. In fact, they are several steps behind in terms of rights and freedoms, especially in a context of a severe financial crisis and and increasing privatization of the healthcare system. These two phenomena have more severe consequences for women's income and health, among other elements.