Saturday, November 24

We tolerate public bullying of women

Bullying at school or in the workplace is finally getting some attention. I've been thinking there are other places where bullying is tolerated and should not be.

On most Tuesday mornings, in front of the abortion clinic in Fredericton, women who want to go into the clinic must first go through a gauntlet of protesters, many of them large men, brandishing signs with bloody photos, urging them to repent and reconsider.

Some of us have taken this behaviour for granted. It's what happens. But it is bullying. It is dangerous and potentially traumatizing bullying that we should not accept, if only out of concern for public safety — if only so we, let alone children, don't take for granted that bullying is ok.

Full Story: Straight Goods

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