A fundraiser asking University of Toronto law students with paid summer jobs to donate a day of their wages to those in unpaid roles has been cancelled, following backlash over whether the initiative targeted the right pocketbooks.
In an email circulated to the school on Wednesday, the Students’ Law Society acknowledged that “recent controversy” over its #OneDayofPay campaign had “made it impossible for the Pledge Drive to fulfill its purpose of building community or to raise the required funds to achieve its goals.”
The initiative, led by the Students’ Law Society with faculty support, originally aimed to raise money for aspiring lawyers in unpaid positions with social-justice oriented organizations. But as reported by the Star last week, the fundraiser prompted some students to ask why young people should subsidize salaries rightfully paid by employers.
“They’re sort of suggesting that the people who should fix the problem of unpaid work are students rather than employers that are getting people to work for free and getting the benefit of that work,” said Ella Henry, a third-year law student at the school.
The idea was also panned by U of T Law’s student newspaper, Ultravires, which published a sharply worded editorial decrying the Pledge Drive in the context of mounting tuition fees and student debt.
“Under the new regime there is but one solution to every possible problem. Salaries too low? Raise tuition. Articling alternative law practice program underfunded? Bill the students. Students’ employment rights being violated? Ask their classmates to make up the difference,” the paper’s editor-in-chief David Gruber wrote.
MARCH 6, 2015 | 1:02 PM|
So much for strong women rising up and bringing down the patriarchy.
During an interview with Fortune, Chelsea Clinton (daughter of Bill and Hillary, interviewer of computer-animated geckos) claimed that around the world men must be the ones to lead the way to gender equality.
“We’ve seen some real cultural normative shifts — and candidly it often has to be men who lead the way,” Clinton said when asked specifically about gender equality in Japan. “In countries where we’ve seen real declining rates in child marriage, of female genital mutilation, it has always been the result of a real cross-sector coalition [with men leading].”
Sorry ladies, it is not you who can bring about the change we need. It’s time for you to get out of the way and let the menfolk take over.
millionaire professional victim and elitist snob telling people how to run their household and marriages..
the elitist say men should do more housework in order to get sex.
Constance T. Gager, Arizona State University
coming soon to a detention center near you!
Two men in India have been killed by a lynch mob due to accusations (not convictions) of rape. Though mob mentality in the United States has not yet reached this point, recent events suggest it may be moving in that direction. Both of these men have extraordinary relevance in the context of due process and rape accusations, irrespective of whether the suspect did or did not rape someone. We will never know what truly happened.
Syed Farid Khan is now dead, having been forcibly removed from a well-protected detention facility in the north-eastern city of Dimapur in Nagaland. He was stripped naked, hit with fists, stones, and whatever other objects people could find, and then dragged, still nude, for seven kilometers (between four and five miles) from a motorcycle. He was then strung up in a city square like some 2015 Benito Mussolini.
In the northern city of Varanasi, another man was publicly executed after allegations of sexual molestation by girls.
Critics of sites such as Return of Kings will point out that this horrendous murder took place in India, not the United States or Europe. Feminists will wash their hands of the situation and attribute it to a pack of people almost exclusively male, ignoring reports that dozens, perhaps hundreds of girls in school uniforms helped lead the angry mob.
Yet aside from the outcome, how is the mentality of this mob any different from the mobs laced throughout American colleges? And given the superior education and wealth of the average American, shouldn’t those in the US be held to a higher social and moral standard?
Both breeds of mob are dedicated to vilifying people accused of a crime and dispensing with established legal principles. In the case of college mobs or those supporting them, much of the time the “accused” has not even been charged by police, let alone convicted of an actual crime.
the liberal war on fun continues……
looks like telegraph is following the U.K Guardian into become another man hating feminazi newspaper by allowing whiny man hating bitches whine and cry about normal heterosexuals having fun
what if planet fitness loose customers
MIDLAND, MI — A Midland County woman’s gym membership was canceled after she refused to stop telling fellow gym members “a man” was using the woman’s locker room.
Yvette Cormier said the incident occurred Saturday, Feb. 28, when she entered the women’s locker room at the Planet Fitness location at 701 Joe Mann Boulevard in Midland.
“I was blocked, because a man was standing there,” Cormier said. “It freaked me out because, why is a man in here?”
York Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) held in campus (February 23-27, 2015) the annual event of Islam Awareness Week bearing the title “What Does The Qur’an Say?” and including the following activities:
Monday, February 23rd:
-Info booth: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Central Square.
Tuesday, February 24th:
– Info booth: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Central Square.
– Lecture: “The Qur’an: A Cure for the Soul” at 6:15 pm, by Shaykh Salman at Vari Hall D
Wednesday, February 25th:
– Info booth: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Central Square.
– Q&A Panel: “What does the Qur’an say?”, 4:30 pm at Vari Hall A
Thursday, February 26th:
– Info booth (Women’s Day – Try on the Hijab!): 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, at Central Square.
– Sisters Talk: “Women of the Qur’an”, at 4:00 pm, in the Student Centre room #321
Friday, February 27th:
– Info booth: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Central Square.
– Friday Prayer Sermon: “Holding Firmly to the Qur’an and Sunnah”, at 1:30 pm, by Brother Azzam, in the Chapel of Scott Religious Centre
York MSA Female students wearing hijab and niqab, who manned the Info Booth at the Central Square of York University, handed out to students the book “Women in Islam & Refutation of some Common Misconceptions,” authored by the Saudi scholar Dr. Abdul-Rahman al-Sheha and printed by the Saudi Dawah organization Muslim World League (رابطة العالم الاسلامي). This book is also being distributed for free by the Walk in Islamic Info Center (WIIC), a Toronto-based organization dedicated to propagating Islam (Dawah) and operate a portable Dawah booth at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. An old online version of the book can be found here.
“Polygamy in the Islamic society is limited to four wives only, the marriages being performed lawfully with a proper marriage contract, witnesses, etc. The man must bear all financial burdens and responsibilities to his wives and children that arise from his marriages. All the children are legitimate, who must be raised and cared for under the responsibility of both parents…
Allah, the Exalted, stated in the Glorious Qur’an: “(… As to those women on whose part you see ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (next,) refuse to share their beds, (and last,) beat them (lightly, if it is useful). But if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allah is Most High, Most Great.) [4:34]
“Islam forbids beating women and warns strictly against it. The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) never beat any of his wives or servants, as his wife Aishah (may Allah exalt their mention) reported in an authentic tradition (Bukhari #2328). Women are, in general, weaker than men in their physique and stamina. Women are often unable to defend themselves against violence. Although beating of women is generally forbidden, Islam permits the beating of wives in a restricted and limited sense only as a final solution and acceptable valid reason when all else fails. This is analogous to spanking children when all else fails and they must learn a lesson in obedience for their own protection and success.
“In the verse we quoted, Allah deals with the case of a wife who behaves immorally towards her husband’s rights. The treatment of this extremely sensitive issue comes in gradual stages, as we have noticed from the verse. Medicine, or treatment of any ailment, can be very bitter at times. But an ill person will take the remedy gladly and bear the bitterness of the medicine in order to be cured from his illness. The remedy to treat a wife blameworthy of immoral behavior, as we have noticed, comes in three gradual stages:
“1. First stage: The stage of advice, counseling and warning against Allah’s punishment. A husband must remind his wife of the importance of protecting his rights in Islam. This stage is a very kind and easy one. But, if this treatment does not work and proves to be ineffective, then the husband may resort to the next stage.
“2. Second stage: To leave the wife’s bed. Or, if one sleeps in the same bed with her, he will turn his back to her, not touch her, talk to her or have intercourse with her. This stage, as noticed, combines both strictness and kindness, although it is a very harsh practice on both. But, if this treatment does not work, then the husband may resort to the final stage of discipline explained below.
“3. Third and final stage: Beating without hurting, breaking a bone, leaving black or blue marks on the body, and avoiding hitting the face or especially sensitive places at any cost. The purpose of beating her is only to disciplineand never retaliation or with desire to hurt by any means. Islam forbids severe beating as punishment.
“The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said: “None of you should beat his wife like a slave-beating and then have intercourse with her at the end of the day”. [Bukhari #4908]
“This treatment is proved to be very effective with two types of women, as psychologists have determined:
“The first type: Strong willed, demanding and commandeering women. These are the type of women who like to control, master and run the affairs of their husbands by pushing them around, commanding them and giving them orders.
“The second type: Submissive or subdued women. These women may even enjoy being beaten at times as a sign of love and concern…
“Beating, according to the Islamic teachings, is listed as the last and final stage of disciplining methods. Islam does not permit, allow or even condone beating unless the first two stages are proven to be ineffective. Moreover, beating must not be employed as a remedy, if a wife prefers to be divorced.
“The three stages of discipline stated in the verse of the Glorious Qur’an are only meant to be a means of discipline for the protection of the family unit. One form of destruction of a family is when the wife becomes a victim of divorce. Islam aims to relieve unnecessary pains, problems and conflicts…
York University has always provided a constant stream of crazy events and ideas, which show what you can expect when you take seriously Marxism and social engineering. The place is dominated by people and organizations that are nearly impossible to understand if you are an outsider.
The latest event held there didn’t disappoint. Apparently, right now the university is offering another “bridge-building” initiative called Islam Awareness Week. Its purpose is to improve the image of Islam and show that the latter is not some kind of a medieval violent cult that regularly produces murderous terrorists of all possible ethnicities and races. Great initiative! Let’s see how it worked.
The pictures and the video below were graciously provided by a person, who attended the event. Unfortunately, I can’t credit him or her, because he or she was chased away for taking pictures of the Muslim women. Being on the receiving end of the Muslim “tolerance” usually means that you need to go into hiding. The photos are not perfect, but that’s the best one can do in such circumstances.
A warning sign in the exhibits is the participation of the Muslim Student Association(MSA), a shady international group with shady ties to even shadier Islamic organizations. The dominant theme appears to be the rights of women (with the communist women’s day on March 8 approaching, the Islamists probably want to show that Islam is doing a great job in that field). There were mostly girls doing the “outreach” and you can’t help but notice that all of them are well covered – from hijabs and long skirts to the classy Islamic look of full body bag. In the video below you can see an overview of the event: