Archive for the ‘Gender Issues’ Category

You want to know something? I understand why the CBC brass reacted the way they did to the in-house allegations about Ghomeshi. I don’t like it and I don’t like that they tried to cover up their knowledge when his house of cards started to crumble, but it’s no different than how any other organization that has dealt with this guy has handled themselves.

There is knowledge of his behaviour that apparently stretches back 20+ years. People knew what was going on, but time and time again were willing to turn a blind eye. There were lots of opportunities for someone to step up and protect women, or at least not condone and cover-up his behaviour. The CBC is not the first to avoid doing it.

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I have a history of pregnancy loss.

I have written about it here, and I’m generally pretty open when discussing it, but that does not mean I am unaffected by my experiences. I am very much affected — I am having a lot of difficulty finding happiness in this pregnancy. My most recent loss was particularly traumatic for me and it is taking me awhile to bounce back. I am now 22wks pregnant and everything seems to be going fine, but I do not feel secure or safe in the idea that this will turn out the way I hope.

My ability to find joy is a little broken.

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