Friday, March 07, 2008

And PC pandering pretty much always leads to

crap like this:
Six times a week, Harvard kicks all the guys out of the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center at the request of the Harvard Islamic Society. This is to accommodate those female Muslim students whose faith won't let them work out in front of men.

In the old days, Harvard would have laughed if some Catholic or evangelical mother urged "girls-only" campus workouts in the name of modesty. Today, Harvard happily implements Sharia swim times in the name of Mohammed.

And when called on this, what do you get from a Harvard spokesman?
When I asked Harvard spokesman Bob Mitchell about this new Sharia-friendly policy, he denied that they were banning anyone. "No, no," he told me, "we're permitting women to work out in an environment that accommodates their religion."

By banning all men from the facility, right?

"It's not 'banning,' " he insisted. "We're allowing, we're accommodating people."
Yeah. You're 'accommodating' one group by banning another group, which you don't have the balls or the integrity to admit.

2 comments:

Windy Wilson said...

I suppose the wheels of justice turn slowly, but don't we have 100 years of Supreme court Decisions that address this "accommodation shibboleth" as the horse puckey it is? I mean a non-denominational prayer is not proper, a minute of silence is not proper, but footwashing facilities and sex-segregated exercise schedules where the facilities allow integrated use are proper?
I thought there was no sex-segregation that was proper under the US constitution as separate was inherently unequal. Just ask the Citadel (or was it VMI?)

Firehand said...

Yeah, but we're not sensitive, politically-correct-at-all-costs university weenies who have a minority group to suck up to. The law is FAR less important than that.