Category Archives: Women’s Rights

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the “J” Team

Merry Xmas from The JTeam Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the “J” Team. We hope you are enjoying our novels and are ready for “Santa Barbara Secrets” debuting in the New Year. Rebecca, Elisabeth, Jessica, Jason, Jackson and Jonathan Someday at Christmas. Andra and Stevie share a message. Can we all work toward this goal which has been elusive for centuries? Listen to Andra and Stevie Holidays & booze bring out the assailant in some relatives. Please reach out to any woman who is surviving violence in her life … Continue reading

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Medical doctors with different salaries. Discrimination?

Canada’s federal Liberal government has promised to eliminate pay inequity. But can they? Within the medical field, is it discrimination based on gender or is the pay difference attributed to another element? Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Article 15 deals with the right to equality. Equality Rights Marginal note:Equality before and under law and equal protection and benefit of law 15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in … Continue reading

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Parents, you can be the instrument of change.

Teaching our children by example and providing role models sets the tone for the rest of their lives. Allowing your children to question, respectfully, and challenge everything, even what you teach and say, will develop their interpersonal skills so they won’t be taken advantage of. You don’t want to hear that your son was harassed on the job (think RCMP) or your daughter was groped by a family member or in the work place and you knew you had failed to teach them how to combat such behavior. I encouraged … Continue reading

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Personal boundaries. How to determine yours, then set them.

“When was the last time you thought about your personal boundaries? They are the non-negotiable lines that our partner cannot cross in order for us to feel respected and safe in a relationship. Boundaries keep us intact, and we should know and express them no matter how new, or not new, a relationship is. Boundaries protect our personal goals, dreams, values, autonomy and self-worth. If you haven’t thought about where your own boundaries stand, there’s no better time than the present” Read how to set personal boundaries from Domestic Shelters … Continue reading

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British Columbia’s CFJC Television supporting sexual assault survivors with this interview

British Columbia’s CFJC supports sexual assault survivors with this interview and review of two of the “J” Team novels. Wyoming Secrets, 30,000 Secrets and the “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which focus on women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives. Listen to singer Donna Summer explain her problem and solution. The novels’ inspiration develops through Rebecca, Elisabeth and Jessica who experience violence both in their professional and person lives. The agents’ physical and emotional responses to antagonists draw the reader to the protagonists’ techniques … Continue reading

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Confidence. Skills. Mind-Set. No Fear

“… (he) chose to make unwanted advances, sexual innuendos and other inappropriate comments.” Cheryl Chapman in “30,000 Secrets”. Skills. No Fear “…(He) rushed her from behind, pushing her up against the bulkhead (wall) and began groping her, running his hand up and down her bare leg. Expecting Chapman to respond as most women would with aggression to escape, he met a very calm female who quietly encouraged him, whispering in his ear that his touch was enjoyable.” Nicole Lyons Chapman had finished her speech to the G-8 representatives and was … Continue reading

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Equality. Leverage. Skill. COURAGE!

Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. Dr. Maya Angelou Sarah McLauchlan’s induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2017 Juno awards, reflects a strong, driven and accomplished woman. How did she get that confidence and determination? “I am grateful for luck of geography, being born in a country where the rights of girls and women are respected.” Sarah-McLachlans. Determined Canadian success Margie Warrell writes for Forbes and says, “Our deep desire to belong coupled … Continue reading

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Domestic Abuse & preventing the darkness that consumes survivors.

“How do we perceive strength? How do we perceive weakness? And what are they both, actually?” Maria Shriver Strength is the ability to stand for your beliefs and moral code, regardless. The compromising often starts at the first meeting or date and once you descend to that darkness, it becomes harder and harder to extricate yourself. “Each year, 13,000 British Columbians ask police for help because a partner or spouse is physically or emotionally abusing them. Each year, more than 30,000 women and children are referred for counselling and outreach … Continue reading

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Stop The Violence

Abuse is not only physical: Emotional Social Financial Spiritual Physical Sexual Psychological Is it Loving or is it Abuse?* Abusive: Tries to make you fee him with looks, actions, gestures, smashing things, destroying property, hurting pets, displaying or threatening with weapons. Loving: Talks and acts in non-threatening manner which creates a feeling of safety and comfort. *100 Mile and District Women’s Centre Philosophy Statements: 1 Women have the right to political, economic, and social equality. 2 Women who have experienced violence and other forms of abuse are essential allies in … Continue reading

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Most men can’t handle a strong woman.

1. A STRONG WOMAN DOESN’T NEED A MAN TO FIGHT FOR HER. 2. A STRONG WOMAN KNOWS WHAT SHE WANTS. 3. A STRONG WOMAN WILL REQUIRE HONESTY AND                     VULNERABILITY. 4. A STRONG WOMAN IS NOT INTIMIDATED BY INTIMACY. 5. A STRONG WOMAN CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH LIES. 6. A STRONG WOMAN REQUIRES INTEGRITY AND CONSISTENCY. Read the article for details and the other four reasons! https://www.powerofpositivity.com/10-reasons-men-cant-handle-strong-woman/ Why men can’t handle strong women Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan Twenty five of … Continue reading

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