Calgary Sun | Oct. 07, 2001 | Orest Slepokura

Women fed embarrassing pap

The Editor:

Licia Corbella ("Women fed embarrassing pap," Calgary Sun, October 7, 2001) ends her column quoting herself: "Many tens of thousands of young Canadian men, many of them just boys, died horrible deaths to give it [all manner of freedom] to you." The "you" here being Muslim women Corbella chatted up who strenuously resisted the notion that women in the West enjoy greater freedom than their sisters in the Islamic world.

Which prompts this observation: Every year in Canada on or about December 6 there are ideologically-loaded memorial services to remember 14 female engineering students gunned down by Marc Lepine at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989. What's rarely discussed at such times is how while the women were being butchered by Lepine, the male students on the other side of the classroom merely stood and observed. That is, they didn't collectively rush the shooter to disarm him, since this might have proved fatal.

Feminists have so hijacked this tragedy that the docile non-intervention of the men at the scene of the slaughter is a total non-starter in any reporting or debate concerning the supposed "meaning" of the carnage. The Muslim women Corbella taxes with entertaining skewed views of the condition and status of Western women have plenty of non-Muslim company, with our media first up as the feeders of "embarrassing pap."

Sincerely yours,

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore AB