Saturday, May 5

Canadian Women's Health Network

The latest Issue of Network Network magazine is now online: the grisly details of what has come to be known as the ‘Pickton farm murders' emerge in daily gratuitous media coverage. Often the missing and murdered women mentioned in the media stories – the victims of such horrendous violence – are dehumanized, and we are provided with passing references to the fact that many of them were living in poverty, struggling with addictions, working in the sex trade, living in Vancouver 's seedy Downtown Eastside. Their lives, loves and achievements are not celebrated, and their struggles provide merely the backdrop to the attention and mounting notoriety that the accused perpetrator receives almost daily in the same media coverage.


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