Friday, 13 February 2009

The Un-Debate Rages

More on that abortion so-called debate that we're supposedly NOT having, that we need to open, re-open, that feminists are suppressing, yadayada.

Here are some Canadian examples of the non-debate, un-debate from today:

Clayton Ruby in the Globe

Naomi Lakritz in the Calgary Herald (caution: your head will hurt)

Antonia Zerbisias in the Toronto Star

Happy Almost-Valentine's Day.


Beijing York said...

Yay Clayton Ruby!!!

The B.C. Supreme Court agreed when it found that the real issue "is not whether the [anti-choice students] may hold the beliefs they do, or express those beliefs by any means they see fit, but rather whether they can force, in the name of religious freedom, every student on campus to fund them to do so."

Not all speech is equal. Free speech carries responsibilities, as well as rights. One of the responsibilities of the exercise of free speech occurs when we make choices about what positions to support - and what positions to abjure. Student unions are free to make such choices and have every right to say no.

The right wing has been relentless in misrepresenting the concept and interpretation of "freedom of speech".

deBeauxOs said...

Naomi Lakritz. Urgh.

I blogged about her at Birth Pangs. Naomi Knows How to Keep Her Knees Together.

MgS said...

I suspect that Lakritz is being ordered to write specific content by her masters as CanWest.

What she's writing today is dramatically out of step with things she wrote a few years ago, and in the past she's been open to dialogue.

Not so much in the last couple of years, though.

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