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“A chastity belt worn on the head”: There is nothing wonderful about the hijab
Friday March 10th, 2017
While I am still free to do so without penalty, I would like to make what might one day be construed as an Islamophobic statement: I am very disturbed by a growing phenomenon in the west I would describe as hijab reverence – what seems to me a partly well-organized, a partly jump-on-the-bandwagon campaign among our left-wing cultural elites. There is nothing wonderful or cha...
This teachers’ guide might be a “draft document” of Liberals’ M-103 Islamophobia “study”
Thursday February 16th, 2017
M-103, the motion now being debated in Parliament, was carefully structured to look like an innocent show of solidarity with all victims of racism in Canada, with the casual addition of “Islamophobia” as a special cause for concern. In fact, for those who crafted the motion – and whether it was MP Iqra Khalid, its ostensible mother, or the Pr...
M-103 is a modern day blasphemy law, and “all Canadians should be worried”
Wednesday February 8th, 2017
Jews are far more likely to be victims of hate crimes in Canada than Muslims. But a motion called M-103 is coming before Parliament on February 16 to urge special consideration regarding “Islamophobia” without defining the word. M-103 could lead to curtailments of freedom of speech deemed hateful towards Muslims, but also, critically, towards Islam itself. Blasphemy laws co...
Missing Mary Tyler Moore in Lena Dunham’s world
Tuesday February 7th, 2017
The death of actress Mary Tyler Moore prompted a lot of reflection upon her revolutionary TV portrayal of a modern, single woman. Her show hit the sweet spot in the development of feminism, when it was still a reform movement. The women of my generation remember it as then being fluid, optimistic and democratic rather than ideological and dogma-driven. And Moore herself fe...
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