Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Missing Women and the Ugly Truth
I'm glad the inquiry into the case of Vancouver's missing women has finally begun.
But this makes me so angry.
Because it only makes worse the ugly truth at the heart of this tragedy.
The fact that the killing went on for so long because city officials and the police didn't care enough about the missing women, because they were aboriginal, poor, and marginalized.
So their voices, and the voices of those who loved them, fell on deaf ears.
Women like the beautiful and gentle Sarah de Vries were treated as less than human...
And went like lambs to the slaughter.
Robert Pickton was the bestial murderer, but as I once wrote, indifference was his accomplice, and that was the other horror of the pig farm massacre.
Yes. The ugly truth was known long before this inquiry even started. But it can't be repeated enough.
And ALL voices must be heard.
So the whole country can hear the message.
So those poor murdered women can finally rest in peace.
So it never happens again...