When I was taking courses for my DEC in Special Ed (Adult Ed night classes downtown), we learned about suicide. Which methods each gender tried, each age group tried. And the repercussions. Many people that jumped – if they survived, they essentially made themselves dependent disabled people for life. We heard about metro drivers, and how devastating it is to hit a person. Suicide by cop. There are so many many repercussions.
Around the world women’s lives are circumscribed by the culture into which they are born. I am lucky to be born in Canada to a mother who held feminist values long before the term was popularized. Continue reading