THE WOMEN ARE ANGRY: Pan-Canadian Campaign Launched November 21, 2006

Monday, July 26 2010

Who are we?

We are a group of women in Halifax who are angry about the Harper government's anti-women mandate. We are pleased to be joining the 'wave of campaigns' that have responded to this government's recent funding cuts. Through this campaign, we are reaching out across Canada to women (and those who love them) to join our fight for equality (which Harper has mistakenly declared over).

Why are we angry?

On September 25, 2006, Stephen Harper's government announced a $5 Million dollar (40%) cut to the budget of Status of Women Canada. This cut, along with $95 Million dollars in other cuts, have destroyed vital programs for women, children and families across this country.

Prime Minister Harper has justified these cuts by suggesting that equality has already been achieved for women in Canada. In the wake of this suggestion, the word "equality" has been removed from the mandate of the Status of Women.

Women in Canada face inequality everyday, the most obvious example of which is the fact that in 2005, Statistics Canada reported that women still earn just 71 cents for every dollar earned by men. Women deserve EQUALITY, which includes an equal share in the wealth we have created through both our paid and unpaid work.

Of course, there are other reasons to be angry, including the fact that:

What to you do if you're angry too...

Be a part of The Women Are Angry campaign! Wear a button, send a postcard, include our logo and/or link on your website, print our ad in your
publication. PLEASE visit our website for all the details.

We also want to hear from you! Why are you angry? Tell us your story and we'll add it to the website where we'll collect stories from angry women across Canada! E-mail us at:

We want this campaign to be 'owned' by ALL CANADIAN WOMEN. For this reason, The Women Are Angry campaign is anonymous.

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