Archives mensuelles : février 2016

A Special Place in Hell

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright

Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright; Photo AP

Yesterday, American women were put before a stark choice for the Democratic Presidential primaries : either support Hillary Clinton or risk eternal damnation.

The precise threat was “There’s a special place in Hell for women who don’t support each other,” and it was issued by Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton and an important voice of the feminist movement in the United States in what was meant to be a high-profile endorsement of Hillary Clinton.  Lire la suite

Don’t Walk Here

Pierrefonds Boulevard, not pedestrian-friendly

I decided to walk to work today. While this act may not seem revolutionary to many of my city-dwelling friends and colleagues, here in my neck of the woods, an outlying borough west of the City of Montreal, it is a highly unusual choice.

When I left home this morning and casually mentioned I’d be walking to work, my 14-year old son’s first reaction was incomprehension (actually more like « failure to compute ») and then disbelief, « But…. why? »

My place of work, the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough hall, is exactly 3.8km from my home, according to Google maps. So what’s the big deal?  Lire la suite