They are women whose liberties and reputations have been killed off by Big Brother Skip Everall or Big Mother Ethel Whitty at Carnegie Center because they dared speak up about human rights or due process. They are the women on whose necks the guillotine slammed down.
Just hours before the Valentine's Day Women's Memorial march began, a male musician from Carnegie was talking about how a female musician who had spoken up about human rights violations at Carnegie, tried walking into the music jam next door at the Health Contact Center. A staffperson who has worked both at Carnegie and the Health Contact Center arranged for her to be ushered out. No singing, no music, for her. Banished to the world of the living dead.
As today's march proceeded down Main St. and then over to Oppenheimer Park, I remembered the women who have spoken up. And I remembered their attackers, Skip Everall, Ethel Whitty and other povertarians. They will strike again.