Monday, December 4, 2006

A culture of victims - Part Two

As the two-tier welfare state gains momentum, it becomes more lucrative to cry specialized victim status than to actually get off your ass and prove your abilities are worth as much as the next comrade, regardless of their gender, sexual preference, skin color and ethnicity. True equality can only be achieved if individual group differences are overlooked for the greater good of the community as a whole.

Joanne Hussey says Prime Minister Stephen Harper owes her 29 cents -- the amount of money, for every dollar, that Canadian women earn less than men.

It's the message behind a campaign she and four other Halifax women have started, setting up a website and distributing pins and postcards to argue funding cuts to Status of Women Canada will only maintain that disparity.
Joanne was clearly educated at home during the formative early years and later, at private education institutions as she has failed to cast herself into the role of victimized proletariat. Clearly the capitalist impulse has not been completely purged from this greedy person whose attachment to her genitals discriminates against others in need. For example, according to statistics gathered by Sargon the Magnificent, red-haired alcoholics still earn just .35 for every dollar earned by employed white men and women. Bev Oda is only trying to give some of that money back to the community. Besides, us females will likely get it back anyway because women make up slightly over half of the voting population. And remember, studies of our species will still receive $18 million to gather statistics favoring our group at the expense of the rest of the planet.
"There's been a lot of research," she says. "So when you look at millions of dollars that has gone to studying, we believe that now is the time to start doing something about the facts that we know."

Oda insists her government will instead fund organizations and programs she says more directly affect women. Those could include the YWCA and the Salvation Army, or programs that encourage women to enter professions traditionally dominated by men.
Voting is discriminatory too! Oh, who shall we follow?!

Also appearing at Dust my Broom

5 comments:

Erik Sorenson said...

Googling on Hussey reveals some interesting Atlntic and Nfld/Lab connections for the lady, including participation on an Advisory Council of SOW. Mostly taxpayer supported, from what I can see, and part-time (or at least not a permanent-paid income), so I fear Ms. Hussey is contributing mightily to this income gap statistic.

Honey Pot said...

I talked to women out and about and asked them if they they were feeling oppressed, or even depressed that the Status of Women office was being shut down here in London. Firstly no one knew there was one, and secondly the converstation went the way of the amount of governemnt money being wasted on foolish women's groups. Not one women I talked to felt any of these groups spoke for them. Let's face it, it is nice work if you can get it, that being paid big bucks for doing diddly. How many ways can the womens's groups spew their message though. Men are evil, women are good. We got it girls, now go find a real job.

Anonymous said...

Those locals supported on our public money payrole (including the likes of protester Megan Walker)use our money to promote their own political agenda When gender politics are involoved, London seems to have more than its fair share of angry femonazis living of your money and mine. Something is incedibly wrong with this picture.

Anonymous said...

Those local activists supported on our public money (including the likes of protester Megan Walker)use our money to promote their own political agenda. When gender politics are involoved, London seems to have more than its fair share of angry femonazis living of your money and mine. Something is incedibly wrong with this picture. They are no better than those stealing from public assistance. Get a real job.

Anonymous said...

A bunch of Nova Scotians whining for more money from the government? No way!