Rehtaeh Parsons: Cartoon depicts RCMP neglect and bias against women

by: Obert Madondo  | Published April 13, 2013

Rehtaeh Parsons The Chronicle Herald Cartoon

The above editorial cartoon commenting on the Rehtaeh Parsons in The Chronicle Herald depicts Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) neglect and bias against women.

The RCMP only agreed to reopen the Rehtaeh Parsons case after pressure from Canadians. After hactivist collective Anonymous released a statement claiming to have a confession from one of the attackers. After the Parsons family shared its loss and pain with the world.

In February, Human Rights Watch released a scathing report that partially examined the issue of violence against women in Canada. The report revealed “evidence of sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women.” It claimed that the RCMP often neglects and sometimes participates in violence against women, in particular, against Aboriginal women and girls.

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Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based independent journalist and progressive political blogger. He's the publisher and editor of The Canadian Progressive.