Woman on Porter Airlines Refuses to Switch Seats and Accommodate Sexism in the Name of Religion

Finally, a woman has refused to change seats on an airline to accommodate a sexist, religious request. As CBC reports: Christine Flynn, 31, said she was buckled in and waiting for Porter Airlines Flight 121 from Newark, N.J. to Toronto to take off early on Monday morning when an ultra-Orthodox Jewish … Continue reading

Kosher Certification Isn’t A Tax, But It’s Surely Worth Discussing

Louise Mailloux, Parti Québécois candidate and professor at Cégep du Vieux Montréal, was criticized earlier this month by the Centre for Israel and Jewish affairs (CIJA) over her past remarks about what is known as “kosher certification”, the process of authenticating food products as kosher and therefore fit for consumption … Continue reading

Culture or Religion?

I’ve occasionally experienced a subtle tactic my fellow Canadians use to invalidate the seriousness of many religious observances and practices. When I identify the more pernicious aspects of religion, I’m often waved off and told that the identified practice is not religious, but cultural. I’m told that the Islamic insistence that … Continue reading

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