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  • paternal advice
    April 18, 2011 - 22:26

    I guess in the midst of a federal election ,our new Tory leader is super-sensitive in her attempts to impress Harper and feels she must brook all attempts to "defame" her lest she lose her gravitas as premier .But really ,Kathy, in other circumstances you would have keeled over and roared at Yvonne's bit of political humor .Come on now, loosen up and relax .It's all a game and we must enjoy it while we still live and breathe .Real life is not political. Real life is family ,fun, friends and growing old gracefully .Don't lose your perspective and don't try to emulate Danny; just be yourself.

  • Herb Morrison
    April 16, 2011 - 15:11

    Sorry, Bob, sexism, albeit thinly veiled sexism is still sexism, is inappropriate and should be challenged at every opportunity. Why? Sexism, in any form should be challenged precisely crimes of violence against women, such as domestic violence, which you refer to, are nurtured, at least in part, by a sexist attitude which manifests itself when women are referred to as “nice pieces of gear.” Obviously, sexism is not the only factor involved where violence against women is concerned, however, a zero tolerance attitude toward sexism in any form is a necessary first step if the incidence of violent crimes committed against women is to be reduced. Persons found guilty of such offences will only receive punishment befitting the seriousness of the crime if the laws of the land reflect the fact that crimes of violence against women are serious offences and therefore merit stiff sentences for offenders. This will not happen until sexism in any form is deemed socially unacceptable.