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Chili Blanket 13 Goes Saturday

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Prince George, B.C. – The 13th annual Chili Blanket goes this Saturday outside the Prince George Courthouse from noon until 2 p.m.

Hosted by the Northern Women’s Forum (NWF), the multiple cause event offers the chance to rally against poverty and to advocate against violence against women.

In an effort to help those less fortunate, the NWF is collecting blankets and winter wear for those in need and will distribute them on Saturday.

They are also asking concerned citizens to come out to the rally and/or donate warm clothing at the event or prior to it at the College of New Caledonia.

There will be hot chili, hot chocolate, and music to help warm the senses along with a public call for a provincial poverty reduction plan.

The victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre will also be remembered.

Speaking of poverty, this year’s event comes on the heels of a new report by the BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition which showed 20.4% of BC children live in poverty, 21% in Prince George (2013 statistics).

It also found more than half (50.3%) of all children living in lone-parent families were living in poverty in 2013, compared to 13% for children in couple families.


What about violence against men? I guess men just have to suck it up.
Domestic violence is almost a 50/50 spit between men and women.

Instead of just making things up ,look it up .
Police-reported data also reveal that in 2013 almost 7 in 10 family violence victims were female. In comparison, females represented 46% of victims of violent crimes that were not family-related. The over-representation of female victims was most prominent in the spousal violence category, where nearly 8 in 10 victims were female.

I think that it is important to work towards the elimination of violence, against anyone! Man against man, man against woman, woman against man, and yes, even woman against woman!

While the vast majority of violent acts still seem to be committed by men, against other men, I find it a bit puzzling that the numerous vocal “women’s” organizations are conspicuously silent with regards to what seems to be an increase in violence against women, where the perpetrator was another woman.

Yesterday, I briefly caught word of a news story out of the lower mainland, a news story about two women assaulting a third woman, I believe at a transit station. Where is the outrage over this assault?

Nobody has the right to assault another person! If we are going to condemn violence, then we need to condemn all violence!

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