The social unrest roiling Quebec is colour-coded red. One cannot miss the hundreds of thousands of people with cloth of the colour pinned to their coats and satchels; the stickers pasted on street poles and storefront mannequins; and the sheets fluttering from balconies and windows. The red squares – punning visually on a French expression to be squarely in the red, or in debt – are a gesture of solidarity with university and college students on a massive general strike against government tuition fee hikes.
Gender and Democracy
We're half the people; we should be half the Congress.~ Jeannette Rankin
A democratic home is the foundation of a democratic state.~ Agnes E. Benedict
Did you ... suppose democracy was only for elections, for politics, and for a party name? I say democracy is only of use there that it may pass on and come to its flower and fruit in manners, in the highest forms of interaction ... in religion, literature, colleges and schools: Democracy in all public and private life.~ Walt Whitman Women are an American majority, yet are still treated as an exploited minority. Women's wages, work, and representation remain inequitable. And what of the liberty rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Americans? Read here for resources on gender and democracy.