According to Alberta Council of Women's Shelters (ACWS), more job opportunities mean fewer choices for battered women. From the Calgary Sun:
Alberta’s booming economy is taking a toll on abused women who can’t afford to run away from their tormentors, a watch group said today.Well, they could take part in the booming economy by getting a job and gaining some self-sufficiency, but that might put groups like ACWS out of business.
The ACWS today called on the province to increase funding to shelters, so women will have an immediate option when they do work up the courage to leave a dangerous situation, said McClocklin.And what of my "entitlement"? I don't happen to be a battered woman, nor a single mother, but I do suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder and the government has yet to control the sun. I have been ripped off. Alas, I am just a big meanie libertarian who happens to question the legitimacy of stealing from the ant to feed the grasshopper.
Cross-barked at Dust my Broom
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, November 15, 2006