In the Post, today, a report about the ban of pro-life groups on campus. Again. Says Gilary Massa, vice-president of the York Federation of Students:
Is this an issue of free speech? No, this is an issue of women’s rights.
Broken record alert: It is no one’s right to have an abortion. Abortion is not now, never was a right. The Supreme Court of Canada never said that. And if you take away freedom of speech, you sure don’t enhance women’s rights. Repeating this is getting tiring, but then again, I’m not the one initiating thought bans at major universities.
Cross-posted to The Shotgun
Brigitte notes: Damian P. has a great one-liner on this business of absolute “pro-choicers” who want to silence other points of view. “You have the absolute right to do whatever you want with your body. Except your mouth.”
Tanya adds: Well, the powers that be can’t control everyone’s ears, so they’ve opted to control a few mouths. That way, they have more hope of controlling your thoughts.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows
-George Orwell, 1984
Do they not teach Orwell at York U?
Andrea adds: They probably teach it, Tanya, but it’s not compulsory like “Banning stuff that personally bugs me 101.” Orwell, was after all, a man. Or at least he thought he was. But there’s probably a course to correct ancient and oppressive ideas like “male” and “female” as well. I think that’s the point of most Womyn’s Studies departments, all told.