At one time, at the very least, we could claim that in Canada everyone is equal: equal rights, equal before the law and equally tolerant of each other.
But alas, that one, last basic and fundamental right is being usurped by our own polite and self-denigrating fear of offending the perpetually offended.
How else to explain the asinine statements and position of York University to accommodate a request from a male student to not sit with female students on religious grounds?
What happened to gender equality?What happened to it? "Human rights" happened to it. Political correctness happened to it. "Accommodation" happened to it. That trifecta of good intentions was hijacked by the kooky and the power-crazed (categories which often dovetail) to serve their own wretched agendae.
That's what happened to gender equality.
Time for us chicks who don't want to be ranked as second class to take back what is rightfully ours; to fight the remorseless, relentless claw-back being conducted for the sake of assuaging the hurt "feelings" of members of other designated victims groups that are higher up in the victimhood pecking order; and, oh yeah, to ditch the whole victim group nonsense completely because it is dumb, divisive and serves the interests of those whose core values are inimical to a free--and a freedom-loving--Canada.
Update: Alan Shanoff says that when the law's an ass, the best thing to do is to change it:
When the law requires us to reject reasonableness and common sense, forces us to abandon our core values and permits ancient religious beliefs to trump our principles of equality, it’s time to amend the laws that permit this.When the law requires us to reject reasonableness and common sense, forces us to abandon our core values and permits ancient religious beliefs to trump our principles of equality, it’s time to amend the laws that permit this.