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Thursday, June 04, 2009

CMHR: Stacked with feminists, 'biased and duplicitous'

A real human-rights museum would have a wing for Mark Steyne and Ezra Levant. Don't expect to see anything of the sort in Winnipeg, though, according to REAL Women. Here's the so-con group's press release on the matter:

The Canadian Museum For Human Rights Is A Mess

Ottawa, June 4, 2009


The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, on which construction began last April, is a mess. This is due to the fact that Museum officials have established a biased and duplicitous Content Advisory Committee to determine which displays will be installed in the museum. 

The problem with this Content Advisory Committee, whose decisions are to be approved (rubber stamped) by the Board of Trustees, is that it is supposed to be comprised of “human rights experts, scholars and specialists.”  In fact, this 16-member committee is comprised of 11 feminist activists and their supporters. 

Museum officials must think Canadians are either dupes or fools to believe that the only human rights specialists available in this country are radical feminists.  This committee is an insult to the Canadian taxpayer who has already paid out 100 million dollars for the construction of the museum and who will now be laying out 22 million dollars annually to maintain it.

For what purpose was the museum’s Content Advisory Committee loaded with feminist activists?  Clearly it is to serve as a propaganda device to promote and affirm feminist ideology and a left-wing interpretation of human rights as “progress” in Canada.  This “progress” will include such controversial concepts as abortion on demand, homosexual rights, pay equity, affirmative action and the denigration of men, whom feminists regard as dangerous because of the so-called “patriarchal society.”  If the Committee has its way, feminist “human rights” breakthroughs in family law in regard to custody and access, and sexual assault, pursuant to which men have been severely undermined, will also be proudly included in the museum’s displays.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be portraying the stories of Canadians, filtered through a feminist lens.  As such, it will serve as a powerful tool to champion the left-wing interpretation of human rights. Such a museum will scarcely be credible to most Canadians and not worth the taxpayers’ hard earned money. -30-

Posted by Terry O'Neill on June 4, 2009 in Current Affairs | Permalink


Sounds like a good idea - I wish them luck.

The best museums provoke their audiences with disturbing messages.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-06-04 4:04:35 PM

Any museum of "human rights" that glorifies Emily Murphy, aka Janey Canuck with a statue in her honour is a pathetic excuse for a human rights museum. Emily Murphy helped "white" women get the vote. She didn't care about the rights of non-whites. Emily Murphy was a white supremecist, who belonged to a group called "the anti-chinese league". What an insult to chinese Canadians that we would celebrate this woman at a museum dedicated to human rights. Emily Murphy is probably the Canadian who is most responsible for the the most human rights violations in Canadian history. Her lies and fearmongering in Maclean's magazine, and in her book The Black Candle are the main reason we have a war on plants in Canada, with all the human rights violations that go with it.

Posted by: DrGreenthumb | 2009-06-04 4:31:28 PM

There are no human rights violations with regards to the legitimate prosecution of drug dealers and their victims.

The museum ought to include Toronto's attempt to racially segregate its school system. Apartheid and Jim Crow belong in the past, not the present. The re-election of the fascist mayor of that awful city, Adolf Miller, makes everyone in Toronto, regardless of gender, ethnicity, race or age, responsible for this atrocity.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-06-04 4:52:51 PM

Feminists have given up on the whole human rights thing, they're just another group who promote fanatical socialism which ignores human rights. Feminists promote socialism because what they really want is a big daddy to take care of them, the government in this case.

Posted by: Philanthropist | 2009-06-05 2:28:08 AM

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