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&mdash Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Friday, May 19, 2006

By ones and twos.

Here's an interesting tidbit from CBC.ca:

The federal government will soon award the Memorial Cross, which is currently given only to mothers and wives of fallen Canadian soldiers, to their husbands and fathers as well.

After an uncomfortable incident last year where a man wasn't allowed to collect his son's posthumously-awarded medal, instead forced to watched from the sidelines while his wife received it on her own. It was doubly painful for the family: he wasn't permitted to participate in a final ceremony honouring his child and she had to endure the pomp and circumstance alone.

There really wasn't any reason to hang on to this outmoded piece of sexist protocol and, given the otherwise depressing status of women under Harper, a welcome piece of good, progressive news.


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