For every woman…

From Upstream, vol 4, no. 1, December 1979. (author: Judy Lynn)…/Upstream-04-01-Dec… (p.4). “Approximately 20 Ottawa women participated in Remembrance Day ceremonies at Confederation Square on November 11. They carried a large black banner with white letters that read, “For Every Woman Raped in Every War” from the Ottawa Women’s Centre to the site of the annual commemoration ceremony.

Following the traditional ceremony, the women’s procession moved to the cenotaph where, in unison, a poem written by Kate Nonesuch was read aloud.”

The end of the poem reads: “..we dedicate ourselves to making a world where we and our daughters can live free: a world where our granddaughters and our sisters’ granddaughters and great-granddaughters may look back in wonder at some archaic, almost forgotten time when women died because men went to war.”

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