I was referred to as a bored housewife, among other things, by a proponent I am fighting, while trying to stop the heavy industrialization of lands near my home, thus the inspiration for the name. I am neither bored, nor am I just a housewife. I work full time, I have two kids to look after, I have been active in environmental, political and social issues all over the province for a number of years, and I am now finishing the taping and editing for a documentary with some of my fellow ‘housewives’ and others, that we hope to be able to share very soon. The label, placed on me by a stranger who wishes to disrupt the healthful environment where I chose, with my husband, to raise a family, was intended to diminish my voice. Even if I was “just” a housewife, that does not make my life less significant, nor my voice less relevant. It is not the only name he has placed on me and my neighbors. He hoped to discredit our efforts, by implying I was just sitting around all day with nothing to do but cause him grief. It is a sexist and mean spirited tactic that has no place in today’s society. But it only motivated me. And it has grown into a movement that has welcomed other ‘housewives’ into the fold.