By Harmy Mendoza, Executive Director, WomanACT
The below link was shared by the Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee Windsor- Essex, it will take you to the petition "Open Letter to the Media about the Death of Dr. Elana Fric and Violence Against Women".
The goal is to reach 15,000 signatures. The petition was started by a doctor who wants to challenge media reporting for;
“Humanizing the (usually) male predators and murderers of women while the achievements and life stories of their victims are ignored only contributes to the epidemic of violence against women. It is, in fact, another act of misogynistic violence to reduce women in this way. We should not be reading interviews with this accused murderer's co-workers and patients that paint an image of a dedicated, hard-working, talented surgeon. Lamenting the loss of his surgical skills and the gap he leaves behind glamorizes him and feeds into the idea that the only men who abuse are unsuccessful degenerates. His work should be a footnote in these stories if it is even mentioned at all. Where are the stories about Dr. Fric's patients? About the gap left behind by losing HER?”
Follow this link to learn more and sign the petition.
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