Eric Duhaime, freelance writer, St. Catharines Standard, Oct. 14, 2010
Believe it or not, this was written under the heading, "Why Are We Funding These Bra Burners?"
I didn't know whether to be happy or frightened when I read that old put down. Happy because it means that somewhere out there women are speaking out and frightened because it means that the retaliation has begun.
Not that I've heard anyone sink that low in a few years.
Anyway, Mr. Duhaime is angry that the QWF gets some of its funding from the Status of Women, (our tax dollars at work), supports Quebec separation and is against the War in Afghanistan.
If that is true, I'm not happy with them either.
But I believe he is treading on dangerous ground when he says the QWF is not supporting Muslim women because it refuses to condemn the veil.
Common sense should tell us that faces should not be veiled in courts, airport security zones, polling booths, or in legal photos taken for identification purposes, i.e., license, health care.
But for the rest of the time, probably 99% of her day, how a woman dresses is not the business of the Canadian Government.
In that, I support the QWF.
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