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Vol: LXXXIX No. 7 I www.ubyssey.bc.ca I September 25th, 2007
PETER HOLMES PHOTO / THE UBYSSEY
The POPAT (Police Officers Physical Abilities Test) is one of many tests prospective officers must complete if they want to make the force.
The VPD wants you!
by Boris Korby
News Editor
Students may notice an increased
police presence on campus in the
upcoming days. It will have nothing to do with security, however.
The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is trying to recruit
approximately 100 new officers
by the end of next year, and beginning tomorrow it will start
targeting UBC students to fill the
void.
"With the labour shortage as
it is, it's a case of there being so
much opportunity out there for
a person that's just coming out
of university or college," said
Sgt Carol Tarnowsky, head of
the VPD Recruiting Unit. "Any
agency that's looking for high
quality applicants, it becomes
incumbent   upon   the   agency
or the employer to try to be as
competitive as possible to try to
encourage this market to come
to them."
The recruitment campaign
will operate in conjunction with
UBC Athletics, who will welcome
the VPD on as a primary sponsor of the Thunderbirds. In exchange, VPD signage will soon
adorn all UBC football, basketball, and hockey games. Further
more the recruiting unit will be
given an increased opportunity
to promote itself directly to the
University's approximately 600
varsity athletes, whom the VPD
sees at its target demographic
for the recruitment drive.
"We find that people with
higher level athletic backgrounds tend to be a little more
see "Vancouver" I page 02
Designing
dreams for
Disney
by Boris Korby
News Editor
Designing rides for Disney: it's
the childhood dream of millions around the world. For Ian
Giles and Ian Schimpf, it's now
a reality.
The two UBC Fine Arts students beat out thousands of un-
dergrads from around the world
last month to win one of three top
prizes at Walt Disney Imagineer-
ing's 16th annual ImagiNations
competition, which challenges
University students to design
Disney's next big project.
Walt Disney Imagineering
is the creative arm behind all
of Disney's Parks and resorts
worldwide.
While other entries in the
competition included a new
Disney airline and an interactive
holographic theatre, Giles and
Schimpf stuck with a classic: the
roller coaster.
Their prize winning design—titled Mickey's Stunt Pilot
Academy—casts ridegoers as
stunt pilots in a fictitious 1930s
cartoon (created by Giles and
Schimpf) which stars Mickey
as a prominent war pilot and
policeman. The iconic mouse is
tasked with saving a kidnapped
Minnie from Black Pete, but unfortunately Mickey doesn't know
which truck she's on, and must
rely on his sky squadron (played
by ridegoers) to save the day.
Guests get a quick 'training
lesson'  from Goofy,  the  stunt
see "The Ride" I page 05
Vandals target
'safe space'
by Brandon Adams
News Editor
An act of vandalism has left
UBC's Feminist Collective Centre calling for acknowledgment
of 'gender-based oppression' on
campus.
Users of the centre, which is
located on the second floor of the
SUB, arrived September 19 to
find their space vandalised with,
according to their media release,
"threatening and violent misogynist/homophobic messages."
"This is targeted violence
for sure," said Erin Innes, an
organiser with the collective,
explaining that the club's space
had been subject to vandalism
in the past.
The vandalism left many of
the group's posters in tatters,
and some of the remaining posters were covered with whatlnnes
termed 'violent messages.'
The vandals, explained
Innes, focused their efforts on
posters "related to anti-violence
or pro-choice services," including those created by Vancouver
Rape Relief, the Sexual Assault
Support Centre, and various
abortion support services.
Innes said that she believes
the attacks to be targeted because of the 'out of the way'
location of the centre. "It wasn't
'random destruction'," said
Innes, "They had to know that
we were here."
When   asked   about  poten-
see "Safe" I page 02
Armstrong's
Tour de UBC
raises money
for cancer
by Levi Barnett
News Staff
Barbara Gauthier is exhausted
after her 30-kilometre bike ride
alongside the man known for
wearing the yellow jersey. While
she may have only rode 30 kilometres, she has some things in
common with seven-time Tour
de France winner Lance Armstrong. Her husband suffers from
lymphoma and leukemia. He was
still finishing his 60-kilometre
ride when the Ubyssey caught up
with Gauthier. When she recently
found out about the Tour of Cour-
see "Cycling" I page 03
LEVI BARNETT PHOTO / THE UBYSSEY
Calendar
SEPTEMBER 26TH TO SEPTEMBER 28ST
TOES    what;
25
Film
"Five ring
circus' Olympics
documentary
Where: the Norm
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Music
What: Alpha Yaya
Diallo
Where: Telus Studj
Theatre, UBC
Time: Doors at 4
Cost: $10
FRI
What: Champion a:
his G-Strings
Where: Richards
Richards
Time: 7pm
Cost: $20
pL^ Student decides to go homeless I page 04
W Bike punks like to party I page 06
^ Religion blossoms on campus I page 8-9
HH Football fights Regina Rams I page i i 2     News	
Vancouver Police Department beginning
on campus recruitment campaign
ThSJjbyssey I September 25th, 2007
from "VPD" | page oi
successful through our [application] process," said Tarnowsky.
"Everything that they've focused
on throughout their athletic [careers] are things that are quite
common throughout the policing
environment, so it's a natural
transition."
"There's a similar personality profile that we find as well,
and that's why generally speaking we have more success with
[athletes]."
The VPD's access to UBC athletes will have limits however,
according to Theresa Hanson, Associate Director of Varsity Sport
for UBC Athletics. "The VPD will
meet all our coaches, they'll provide information to our coaches,
which the coaches will then disseminate to their athletes."
"If athletes want to contact
the VPD specifically about their
own career choices, they can do
that," continued Hanson. "It's up
to the athletes to make their own
choice whether they want to pursue this opportunity. We cannot
supply the names of our athletes,
or the contact information of our
athletes to the VPD."
If the UBC recruitment campaign is successful, the VPD
intends to expand its on-campus
recruitment efforts across the
Lower Mainland, according to
Tarnowsky.
"Our goal is to go to other
colleges and other universities...
[UBC] is just sort of a prototype
of what we'd like to do in the
future."
"We're competing with every
other police agency, whether
it's a municipal agency or the
RCMP because we're all in the
same boat. We're all hiring, and
we all will be hiring," continued
Tarnowsky.
"[The] plan is to approach
SFU, Douglas, Langara Cap College, all the other colleges, or
even go beyond that." \a
JOINING THE VPD
Police academy
The acceptance rate of
VPD applicants is between six
and ten per cent in any given
year, according to Sgt Carol
Tarnowsky, head of the VPD's
Recruiting Unit.
"It's a difficult process, but
there are a lot of stages along
the way that people drop out of
for various reasons. Whether
HOWS THE MONEY?
The starting salary of a first-
year VPD Probationary Constable is approximately $45,000.
After five years, officers earn
between     $72,000-$ 75,000,
it's their physical fitness level,
or whether it's lifestyle choices
they've made that have negated them from continuing on,
they may not pass the written
exam, or they may get to the assessment centre and it may be
determined that they just don't
have the core competencies
that are required to do the job.
according to Tarnowsky. This
does not include the possibility of overtime pay, which can
earn an officer upwards of
$10,000-$ 15,000 per year.
Safe space defiled by unknown people
from "Vandals" | page oi
tial leads in the case, Innes
dismissed what she referred
to as the 'detective mystery'
approach.
"Pointing [the] blame is an
exercise in futility...it's not going
to deal with systemic issues."
"When people don't care
about a community...then it becomes subject to violence."
The collective, which provides an exclusive "safe space for
women-identified,   trans-identi
fied, intersex-identified people,"
was started in the 19 70s and has
also been known as the 'AMS
Womyn's Centre'.
Innes said that a meeting
to decide what action to take
in response to these attacks is
planned for Tuesday, September
25 at lpm in SUB 245H.
While officials from UBC
Security and the Equity Centre
were aware of the case, they
were unable to provide specific
comment in response to this
story. \i
Totem and the tent
This ain't no fancy dress party—or a wedding, or the traveling circus for that matter. It's Totem's temporary food tent.
Despite kitchen facilities coming all the way from LA., students seem divided on the new outdoor arrangement.
One student, Sarah Woods, relayed that the resulting food
quality can be "a lottery" while another student lamented on
the lack of variety. To compensate students for the inconvenience of having to take heir food outside, cheaper meals—
$3 for breakfast, $4 for lunch and $5 dinner—and an 'all you
can eat buffet' are being served up daily. It's these types of
benefits that have other students regretting that the tent will
one day be taken down. One student, CJ Schouten, revealed
that despite initial reservations about eating outside, she
will "miss the tent...[and its] homey feeling." Although not as
thrilling as the circus, the food tent is holding its own.
—Laura Morrison
GOH IROMOTO PHOTOS / THE UBYSSEY
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BYSSEY
September 25th, 2007
Vol. LXXXIX N°7
Editorial Board
coordinating editor
Champagne Choquer
COORDINATING@UBYSSEY.BC.CA
news editors brandon adams &
Boris Korby
NEWS@UBYSSEY.BC.CA
CULTURE EDITOR PAUL BUCCI
CULTURE@UBYSSEY.BC.CA
SPORTS EDITOR JORDAN CHITTLEY
SPORTS@UBYSSEY.BC.CA
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Matthew Jewkes
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PHOTOS@UBYSSEY.BC.CA
production manager
Kellan Higgins
PRODUCTION@UBYSSEY.BC.CA
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Levi Barnett
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Humaira Hamid
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Cycling champion raises funds for cancer research
from "Armstrong" | page oi
age, Gauthier and her husband managed
to raise almost $8000 in less than two
weeks.
They were among 400 people who
gathered at Thunderbird Stadium Sunday
morning to ride with Armstrong and raise
money for cancer research.
"I've never done one of these before;
I'll certainly do it again," Gauthier said.
Despite the challenge of the ride, this
event, along with one in Kelowna the day
before, were all about curing cancer.
"This is something that's much bigger
than one Tour or seven Tours...it's to see
the end of this disease in our lifetime, and
I am fully committed to making sure that
I do my part," said Armstrong to the assembled crowd. "Right now my focus is on
curing this disease."
Armstrong appeared before reporters
midmorning in a black sweatshirt with
his hair closely cropped. When asked by
the Ubyssey if he planned to bring his
lobbying efforts for cancer research funding to Canada, Armstrong smiled and
responded, "we got our hands full down
south there," referring to his native United States. "This is not an American issue
or a Canadian one, it's a global one. We all
need to be aware of all the risks."
He downplayed his career accomplishments in remarks to the press and later
to Tour of Courage riders, each of whom
raised at least $ 1000 to participate.
The idea of bringing Armstrong to
Vancouver came from Kelowna MLA Sin-
di Hawkins, herself a cancer survivor. She
stood with Tour de France notables Phil
Liggett, Johann Bruyneel, Axel Merckx,
and Steve Bauer, who all joined Armstrong
on an outdoor stage. There the cycling
champion addressed Tour of Courage
riders and members of the general public
about the importance of cancer research.
When done speaking, Armstrong took off
in a black-and-yellow "Livestrong" jersey
along with BC Premier Gordon Campbell
on a 15km circuit around UBC. Other
Tour of Courage participants rode for 30,
60, or 90km, each beginning with a loop
circling the Point Grey campus.
One spectator was overheard echoing
the sentiment of many when he said, "I
just came to see what Lance Armstrong
looks like."
The BC Cancer Agency (a beneficiary
of the BC Cancer Foundation) provides
patients with information about their
medical conditions and offers various
advanced treatments. The $1.8M raised
by the Tour of Courage will fund research
into blood cancers. According to the BC
Cancer Foundation, upwards of 1000 British Columbians are diagnosed with blood
cancers every year.
As for Gauthier, she plans to do the
ride next year and keep raising money for
cancer research. \a
KELLAN HIGGINS PHOTO / THE UBYSSEY
Above: Lance Armstrong rides with BC Premier Gordon Campbell.
Right: Lance talks about the fight against cancer during the Tour of Courage against cancer.
LEVI BARNETT PHOTO / THE UBYSSEY
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ThSJjbyssey I September 25th, 2007
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for the homeless
OKER CHEN PHOTO/THE UBYSSEY
Anthony Gador sleeps outside at the Nitobe Garden tofundraiseforthe homeless shelter Harbour Light.
by Samantha Jung
News Staff
He's dirty and smelly. He sleeps
on park benches and in doorways. He hasn't shaved for a
week. And he's doing it all for
charity. UBC student Anthony
Gador is 'going homeless' for a
week to raise money for a shelter in the Downtown East Side.
The second-year pharmacy
student began his undertaking,
accurately named "Homeless
for the Homeless", last Wednes-
It's not really quite
the same as an authentic homeless
person, who gets a
lot of judgment from
society at large; and
there are a lot of
perceptions and preconceived notions.
Anthony Gador,
Student
day. He only has his backpack,
schoolbooks, cell phone, sleeping bag, toothbrush, and the
clothes on his back to last him
the seven days. The fundraiser,
sponsored by Kappa Psi, the
campus pharmacy fraternity,
had humble beginnings.
"It actually started off as just
talk after a couple of drinks,"
said Gador. "We were just talking  about the  whole  idea  of
homelessness...it started off as
'I bet you I could do it,' then 'I
might as well do it for a good
cause.'" A little less than a year
later, Anthony's project got off
the ground.
One of the project's restrictions is that Anthony cannot
sleep in any heated structure.
When the Ubyssey spoke with
him early on in his homeless
stint, he didn't find his experience terrible. "[The] last couple
of days have been not too bad;
very cold in the morning," he
said. "I can only imagine how
cold it would be, say in December or January...Maybe ask me
in a couple of days."
Surviving on only $5 a day,
Anthony still doesn't think he's
fully experiencing what it's truly
like to be homeless. Sometimes
he receives food, such as an
apple or a granola bar, from
friends and supporters.
"It's not really quite the
same as an authentic homeless
person, who gets a lot of judgment from society at large; and
there are a lot of perceptions
and preconceived notions," he
said. "I've been talking to a lot of
homeless people and everyone
has their story and it's not for
us to assume, [or have] notions
that they're bad people or that
there's drug abuse."
Nik Purcell, Gador's roommate, is very supportive of his
friend's undertaking.
"I think that Anthony's fundraiser is a great and unique
idea," he said.
"Being a student is a privilege and so is the life that comes
with it. This is far from the life
of a person who is homeless;
that life is full of hopelessness
and despair...Anthony will be
sharing his experiences in order
to raise awareness about what
being homeless entails."
Purcell is one of the administrators for the Facebook group
"'Homeless for the Homeless'—
Anthony". The group has 69
members, contact information
if one wishes to make a donation, and a flood of support. As
of September 23, over $400 has
One of the fundraiser's restrictions is
that Anthony cannot sleep in any
heated structure.
been raised.
Wayne Oster is the executive director of Salvation Army
Harbour Light, the organization
Kappa Psi is donating the money
to. Harbour Light offers shelter
for the homeless, as well as a 90-
day substance abuse program
and low-cost housing. He says
that the money will most likely
go towards feeding the poor. Oster says Anthony's fund-raiser
is not an original idea, since
others, including a former Vancouver MP, have done the same
thing in the past.
However, he still thinks it
would be a good experience.
"You certainly develop an appreciation for what people go
through, the poor and [those
with poor] mental health." vl September 25th, 2007 , The Ubyssey
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The ride of a lifetime with Mickey
THE DESIGN:
Ridegoers sit in two-person
vehicles designed to look like
cartoon planes. The roller
coaster track itself is quite
timid, consisting mostly of
simple turns. Where the
thrill comes in, according to
Schimpf, is what the vehicle
itself can do while on the
track.
"You can do barrel rolls,
you can spin 360° from a
centre axis, and you can
bank," said Schimpf.
The vehicle's movements
are entirely dictated by the
pilots, who can determine
how intense or laid back the
ride will be through joysticks
mounted  in  front of both
seats in the plane.
The ride, which as part
of the competition must be
a design actually capable
of being implemented by
Disney relies on advanced
linear induction motors and
state of the art roller coaster
technology to provide pilots
a freedom of movement not
seen in most contemporary
thrill rides. "All the stuff
that we used is actually in
use around the world," said
to Schimpf. "Realistically
it's something that can be
done."
Right: Ian Schimpf (L) and Ian Giles (R) construct models of Mickey's Stunt
Pilot Academy while in Glendale, California.
Bottom: Schimpf and Giles with Mickey Mouse after winning one of
three top prizes atWalt Disney Imagineering's ImagiNations competition.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAVIDSON & CHOY PUBLICITY
UBC Fine Arts students take title of top Imagineers
from "designing" | page oi
coordinator, before taking to the
skies and flying through cartoon
fields, forests, and mountains
before reaching Toontown,
where the climactic chase scene
is being filmed. "The entire room
around you is one large projection screen," said Schimpf. "On
top of that are also projected
characters, and a key to our idea
is that they actually react to the
way that you're flying through
the environment."
The ride was inspired by
the 1933 Disney cartoon The
Mail Pilot, in which the famed
mouse—as a mail pilot—battles
rain, snow, lightning, and pirates as he attempts to get an
important delivery to Minnie
Mouse.
"We just decided that it'd be
cool to turn that into a ride," said
Giles.
Giles and Schimpf, along with
31 other finalists from across
the world, were flown to Glendale, California in early August
to work on their final presentations, which were judged by a
panel of Disney executives.
"There was a lot of excitement, happiness, and nervousness because a lot of the guys
that [judged the competition]
were people that [we] have been
idolising for a long time," said
Schimpf. "They've been the
people who worked with Walt
Disney to come up with the
original Disney Land, so just the
fact that we got to meet all these
amazing creative people that actually worked with Walt Disney
and are responsible for some of
the biggest and best attractions
that Disney Land has was quite
something."
"Meeting the other finalists
was most of the fun," said Giles
of the experience. "Everyone's
ideas were really good, they were
very unique."
The other 11 teams came
from Exeter University (Britain), Universidad Federal do
Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), the
University of Waterloo, Carnegie
Mellon University (Pittsburgh),
Destination Imagination (Illinois), Hampton University
(Virginia), Pratt Institute (New
York), the University of Kansas, the University of Southern
California, and the University of
Miami.
Giles and Schimpf s names
now sit at the top of the list for
one of the most sought after jobs
in the world, and both are quick
to note that being an Imagineer
one day would be a dream come
true, tl
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A smile crept across my face
as I watched the sick scene unfold in front of me. The "Shark
Attack Theme" from The Life
Aquatic blared as the Sprock-
ettes, women clad in ripped
fishnet and scant else, began to
dance provocatively.
As I entered moments earlier—only three hours late—a
man staggered past, beer in
hand, ignoring the laughing
bouncer as he weaved through
the tangles of bikes to join his
friend for a smoke. The music
was loud; the warehouse was
full. I was home.
This event—a once per year
orgy of bikes and burlesque, of
cycling and corruption—is called
VeloMutations, and is exactly as
depraved as it sounds. A bike-
punk art-dance-party-fundraiser
for PedalPlay, a volunteer-based
bike shop and collective which
advocates 'pedal energy development alternatives,' VeloMutations showcases some of the
strangest hedonists in Vancouver, next only to the drag queen
scene.
The badly lit, concrete and
corrugated structure was full
of punks and weirdos, working-
class fucks and the artists who
love them, all in a ring around
the hot-pink and black-strapped
and tattooed dancers on stylised
miniature bikes. It was fun. It
VeloMutations showcases some of the
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After the Sprockettes had
finished their show, the audience swarmed the stage as the
performers melted into the
crowd. The DJ screamed out
"It's a dance party now!"
There was wild dancing and
fast music.
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dance.
A she-devil slunk across the
newly created inferno, cape glittering and eyes hot and wild.
She stopped to fling her cape
across the floor, and stepped
up to a glass, drawing out and
lighting the torches held within.
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across her chest, the audience
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The crowd went wild.
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THE WEEK IN REVIEW:
The Flaming Lips Comedy Fest pleases
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The Flaming Lips
at Malkin Bowl
Sept. 18
by Kyla Bourne
Culture Writer
Thanks to the city's labour dispute, The Flaming Lips moved
their recent show from the
Orpheum Theatre to the Malkin Bowl. The outdoor Stanley
Park venue seemed suitable for
typical Flaming Lips theatrics:
confetti, balloons, costumes,
trippy video projections and, of
course, frontman Wayne Coyne's
crowdsurfing-cum-hamsterball
entrance in an enormous transparent orb.
Suffice to say, I had high
hopes. And sure, the video
screen was flashy, the plastic
balls bouncy, and the confetti
beautifully non-biodegradable.
But theatrics alone do not a good
show make. After the tenth time
that Coyne begged the crowd to
'send love up his way' I began
to sense that something was
amiss. My disdain solidified
when he entered into a corny
acoustic take on "Yoshimi
Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1." I
couldn't bring myself to join in
the crowd sing-along.
All told, I left the show wishing the Lips could've matched
the heart to the hype, vl
Japanese cats transform Vancity
by Matt Hayles
Culture Writer
It is Friday night downtown,
and I have just been handed
earplugs as I walk into the
Scotiabank Dance Centre on
Davie Street. It's not the ballet
we've come to see, but a visual
sound art extravanganza, featuring three experimental and
electronic artists out of Tokyo—
Fuyuki Yamakawa, Kanta Horio,
and Atsuhiro Ito. Yamakawa is
a brooding vocalist, Horio a DJ
with an electromagnet, and Ito
a corehead with a fluorescent
light tube. I am convinced that
their three solo performances
are going to be the most unique,
fantastic, and overwhelming
event I've been to in a long time.
I'm not wrong.
Fuyuki Yamakawa is a vocalist who specializes in Khoomei,
a form of throat singing from
Central Asia that involves the
simultaneous projection of
two sounds. He controls the
sound and light by restricting
his breathing so much that his
heart slows, almost stops, and
periodic sharp intakes of breath
pierce the room. The second
performance is less about sound
and more about image.
Kanta Horio uses his homemade EM2 to regulate magnetic
fields on a white ceramic plate,
where a ball bearing, a washer,
and bits of paperclips dance in
time with the audio signal he
inputs. A video camera records
this dance and projects it onto
He controls the sound
and light by restricting
his breathing so much
that his heart slows,
almost stops, and periodic sharp intakes of
breath pierce the room.
the wall at the back of the stage.
The entire performance is accompanied by an arhythmic rat-
a-tat produced as the metal bits
scratch across the surface and
ricochet off each other.
The final act has me subtly
fixing   my   earplugs   in   place
again. Atsuhiro Ito performs
barefoot, holding a flourescent
light tube like a guitar. The tube
is packed with small microphones which are then plugged
into an amplifier. It's a custom
optical sound instrument he
has dubbed OPTRON. Splayed
around him are a number of
distortion pedals in garish neon
that he uses to control the beat.
The pulsing light of the tube is
the only illumination for the
entire performance, flickering
in time with the grinding beats
he produces, as insistent as
drum and bass, with an electric
sizzle that branches into pure
electronica, and then dives into
discordant chords and shuddering noise core sound. My ears
are still pulsing as we leave the
theatre. I took my plugs out halfway through Ito's performance.
On the Skytrain home my eyes
start to hurt. On the walk to my
apartment my ears begin to
ache. I'm too frantic to sleep. I
loll around my apartment trying to piece together the glaring
bursts of noise and light that
keep erupting in my mind, vl
by James Johnson
Culture Writer
If you blinked, you probably
missed it. For the past week,
Vancouver has been overrun by
the comedy world's brightest
lights for the annual edition of
the ComedyFest. With so much
talent, it's only really possible
to see one or two acts. Though a
wristband can be bought, granting access to everything, the
side effect is that the holder to
sit on the sidelines until all the
legitimate customers arrive.
However, with sparse promotion
for the festival, a wristband was
good enough to get into most of
the smaller shows.
Comedy is relative, but ultimately, whether at a comedy
inspired debate, or a mish-mash
of stand up comedy and skits,
the real winners of the week
were the local talent. The absent-minded hipsterism of the
Sunday Service, the self-aware
intellectualism of Bucket, the
surrealist Cody Rivers show: they
were benefactors all of the draw
of vets like David Cross and Bob
Odenkirk. It remains to be seen
if this is parlayed into greater
success. Nevertheless, while
established comics like Greg
Proops and Jeremy Hotz can go
on to play sold-out shows while
recycling years-old material,
local talent will push the boundaries of humour to capture that
split second of our attention reserved for the unknown.
If there is any appreciable
value to be taken out of the
past week, it is that. I can say
some jokes made me gasp for
air laughing, some left me cold,
all of which are dependent on
personal taste. But one note that
can't be denied is that there isn't
more of a moment with an air of
finality to cap a week of comedy
than David Cross showing his
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Nick Bottom, played by Kim Harvey, comforts one of her acting troupe.
by Samantha Jung
Culture Writer
A Midsummer Night's Dream
at Fredrick Wood Theatre
to Sept. 29
A Midsummer Night's Dream is
full of trickery, spirits, and love.
Demetrius is in love with Her-
mia, but her heart belongs to
Lysander. This love triangle is
complicated further by Helena,
who is plagued by her unrequited love for Demetrius. Lysander
and Hermia plan to elope. Cue
the fairies and spirits; Oberon
calls upon Puck, a faun, who creates a potion that will make the
victim fall in love with the first
person he or she sees.
Oberon enchants his wife,
Titania, who falls in love with
Nick Bottom, the lead of a band
of travelling actors—after he
is transformed into a donkey.
Commence ass-kissing. The love
square is complicated further
as Puck uses the potion on the
men, causing a hilarious switching in matters of the heart.
The most notable performances would have to be attributed to those where players
played opposite their genders.
Sarah Afful made audiences
laugh as the jumpy faun, Puck;
Aslam Husain played a cute but
pretentious Hermia. A honking golf cart and ghettoblaster
were only a few of the props
juxtaposed into Shakespeare's
world.
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lighter plays, the silly humour
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Now that Clubs Days come to an
end and the friendly booths that
delighted you between classes
have packed up their colourful
banners and free candies and
gone home, you might be feeling
abandoned. Perhaps the spirituality club you were interested in
seems to have disappeared into
the ether along with its booth—
where did it go and how can you
find it again?
In late June of this year, SFU
opened a new interfaith centre,
a non-denominational building
open to all students. Every week at
least 400 regulars visit the centre
and many more curious, searching individuals pass through
looking for information. At present, UBC has no such space despite the presence on campus of
more than 12 different religious
and spiritual groups.
When we consider the merits
of creating an interfaith centre
at UBC, the discussion inevitably grows, encompassing issues
about the role of religion on university campuses, inter-religious
communication and cooperation,
and the importance of respecting
religious distinctiveness. In the
process of speaking to several
of UBC's chaplains and religious
club executives, it appears that
the spiritual resources on our
campus are rich and varied, open
to all students, and largely under-
publicised. The construction of an
interfaith centre has the support
of most, if not all, of UBC's faith
groups because, in the words of
Reverend Carmen Landsdowne,
campus chaplain for the United
Church, "the benefits outweigh
the shadows." The concept of an
interfaith space epitomizes the
current value placed on inter-disciplinary studies in post-secondary education.
It has been argued that religion has no place on a secular
university campus. University
money does not support any religious groups on campus, which
some believe is legitimated by
UBC's secular beginnings, and
after an incident regarding Campus for Christ harassing students
in residence to convert, only the
Chaplains in Res Program run
by Student Services can maintain a presence in dorms. Still,
the general feeling amongst the
chaplains is that UBC has become
more open to accommodating organised religious groups on campus over the last few decades.
Maureen Wicken, a graduate of UBC and now a campus
minister for St. Mark's College
(Catholic), says she sees much
more support for spirituality on
campus today than in the 80s
when she was a student.
When I asked Mustafa Abou-
saleh—Muslim Students' Association president—about UBC's
handling of incidents of religious
discrimination on campus, he acknowledged the support provided
to the MSA by faculty and specifically by UBC Access and Diversity
when the MSA prayer area was
vandalized twice last year. Hillel
house, the Jewish Students' Association QSA) meeting place at
UBC, has also suffered attacks
of vandalism. Jackie Siegel, the
group's president, mentioned the
immediate responses of support
from other religious groups on
campus and their chaplains.
The UBC Chaplains' Association—a body of professional ministers which currently includes
representatives from Christian,
Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and
Baha'i faiths—meets every other
week to discuss ways to encourage partnerships between groups
on various projects, but there
isn't much interaction between
the students themselves. Reverend Roberta Fraser of the Anglican Church on campus thinks "it
would be a real asset to the students to have a physical location
where people of different faiths
can gather together," noting that
although Muslim students do have
a small room in Brock Hall to use
for worship, there is no one large
facility for everyone to use, either
for the services of a specific faith,
or during those times of celebration or mourning that transcend
religious difference and reveal
our common humanity.
The neutral ground of an interfaith centre would have been
particularly useful for holding
the Montreal Massacre memorial
day, World AIDS Day, or the Virginia Tech Memorial service held
earlier thisyear. Rev. Landsdowne
commented on the organization
of the Viriginia Tech memorial in
their church space, and how she
took care to arrange the seats facing the windows and not towards
the large cross mounted on the
adjoining wall. An interfaith cen
tre would have made it easier to
accommodate everyone, including those who practice atheism
or agnosticism. As well, eco-theo-
logical platforms are developing
across the religious spectrum;
an interfaith centre would serve
as a convenient rallying point for
the environmental movement's
diverse array of supporters.
But would an interfaith space
detract from each group's religious distinctiveness? To quote
the treasurer for the Newman
Club (a Catholic club that meets
once a week to study scriptures
and plan events), "Sometimes,
the problem with comparative
religions, is that you become
comparatively religious. I think
Chesterton said that. People
could see an interfaith centre and
forget there's honest disagreement." What's important here
is that not every group need use
the interfaith centre in the same
way. Given the range of purpose
to be found amongst on-campus
religious associations—from the
predominantly cultural and socially-focused to those oriented
around daily prayer—groups
would use an interfaith centre
according to their level of need.
Catholic students, for example,
may attend mass at St. Mark's
Church any day of the week. Ms.
Wicken remarked upon the cen-
trality of special architecture and
furnishings to the Roman Catholic
tradition, saying: "if there were
an interfaith chapel, certainly
the chaplaincy would be open to
joining with the other chaplains
to host events there, but because
we have our own space, we prob-
Catholic Book of Worship III
ably wouldn't use the space on a
regular basis for prayer."
Rev. Landsdowne feels that
the fostering inter-religious
dialogue on a student level and
maximizing students' chances to
learn about each other and share
resources can only strengthen
and enrich everyone's experience
with spirituality.
On a practical level, an interfaith centre would consolidate
information about all of the spiritual options available to students
in one physical location, making
it more accessible to newcomers
to the university. An interfaith
space would help with the publicizing of events, increasing
awareness about the opportunities that religious associations
on campus have to offer. Many
are linked up with international
organizations, for instance.
According to Jackie Siegel
QSA president), the level of student participation in JSA events
is steady but less than ideal, a reality that may stem, he suggests,
from a lack of clarity or proper
publicity about Hillel's message.
Many do not realize that Hillel
contains two parts, an Israel advocacy branch and another for
the promotion of Jewish cultures
and traditions on campus.
"What many may not realize,"
Mr Siegel says, "is that Hillel is
non-denominational, and doesn't
target a certain kind of Jew, or
anyone at all. There are non-Jewish members on our executive
and we offer resources for students, Jewish and not Jewish."
To a certain extent, the media
today propagates the idea that
religion divides and alienates
people from one another, ignoring the positive things that can
(and are) emerging from inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.
At UBC, one of the most successful fundraisers to provide
food for the homeless is jointly
run by the Jewish Students and
Ismali Students Associations.
While organised by these two
religious groups, the booth outside the SUB enables anyone who
wants to help out to stop by and
make a sandwich or two.
Maureen Wicken, a minister
with St. Mark's Roman Catholic
Church on campus, says that
"when you get down to the nuts
and bolts of feeding the hungry
and sheltering the homeless,
these things are universal, recognized as worthwhile causes in
every spirituality and belief system, and as we focus on them...
we build unity among the different groups."
Mr Abousaleh of the MSA
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educating people about different
religions," ultimately leading to a
more widespread acceptance of
different faiths. The Quran states
that "there is no compulsion in
religion," which, Mr Abousaleh
says, "indicates that belief is
based on understanding and
choice." While constructing an
interfaith centre at UBC is by no
means something we must do, it
may be something we choose to
do, in the hopes of furthering the
vibrant inter-religious dialogue
and cooperation already taking
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T-Birds blow early lead, lose quarterback for season
by Adam Geiger
University of Regina Carillon
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UBC's football playoff hopes took
two big hits Saturday in Regina
after losing starting quarterback
Doug Goldsby for the season and
the game to the Rams.
REGINA 55 - UBC 28
First-year quarterback Marc
McVeigh stepped in for starter
Goldsby, who was knocked down
on the second play of the game.
He went out with a severely
separated shoulder and is not
expected to return this season.
McVeigh performed admirably, however, completing 17
passes for 322 yards and three
touchdowns.
"In a nutshell, the game
started with our quarterback getting knocked out of the game on
the second play," said UBC head
coach Ted Goveia.
As for McVeigh taking
over, Goveia said that "he did
a heck of a job for a freshman
quarterback."
With the 55-28 win over the
Thunderbirds Friday night in
Regina the University of Regina
Rams moved into sole possession of third place in Canada
West. The Rams (2-1) fell behind by a score of 21-3 to the
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second, but scored 31 consecutive points in the second and
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"We were in the game until
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"The wheels fell off toward the
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The only scoring in the first
quarter was a 35-yard field goal
by Regina kicker Perri Scarcelli,
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of a battle between two potent
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the case. UBC took the lead after
McVeigh marched his team on
a seven-play 64-yard drive that
culminated in a five-yard pass to
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than four minutes later, UBC
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yard pass-and-run.
McVeigh, in only his second
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exact same thing on UBC's next
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defensive backs to record a 53-
yard touchdown. Townsend's
score gave the Thunderbirds 21
unanswered points in the span
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Just when it looked like UBC
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Quarterback Teale Orban found
Jordan Sisco behind the UBC
secondary and the two combined
for an 81-yard catch-and-run for
Regina's first touchdown of the
game. On UBC's first play from
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major, Steve Wilson sack jarred
the ball loose from McVeigh,
and Stan Van Sichem picked up
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endzone.
The Rams regained the lead
late in the second quarter after
Sisco stepped in for Orban at
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defence came up big on UBC's
first play from scrimmage after
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yard line. Orban didn't take long
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field, finding Sisco in the end
zone to give the Rams a 31-21
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scoring in the third.
Early in the fourth quarter,
UBC reached into its bag of
tricks to cut the Rams' lead to
six. McVeigh pitched the ball to
tailback Derek Townsend about
five yards behind the line of
scrimmage. As several Rams
converged on Townsend, he
launched a pass into the end
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Pepper for a 17-yard touchdown.
But that was as close as the
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and Derek Belvedere to seal the
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The Thunderbirds will face
possibly their biggest challenge
of the year when they play host
to No. 2-ranked Saskatchewan at
home Saturday.
"He [McVeigh] has got time
to think about being a starter,"
said Goveia. "We'll see how it
goes."*2I
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CARILLON
Backup quarterback Marc McVeigh stepped in for the injured Doug Goldsby and through for 317 yards in the 55-28
loss to the University of Regina Saturday. Goldsby went down on the second play of the game and is expected to be
out the rest of the season with a severely separated shoulder. McVeigh will start Saturday against Saskatchewan.
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Men take lessons from last year into new season
by Alec Young
Sports Writer
The UBC men's hockey team
split a pair of preseason games
last weekend against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns,
winning 4-2 Friday and then
dropping a 1-0 loss in overtime
on Saturday afternoon.
Head coach Milan Dragicevic
is hoping that his team will use
its remaining preseason schedule to help set the tone for the
coming year.
"I like the confidence we've
shown," he said Saturday after
the loss. "We're a mature hockey
team, we learned a lot of lessons
last year and we faced a lot of
adversity."
This season looks to be an unpredictable and highly competitive one, as Dragicevic says that
"the league is going to be really
tight, every team has improved,
and so have we. Anybody can
beat anybody on any given
night."
He continued to say, "We're
hoping that everything we learnt
last year we'll take into this season and be better for it."
The preseason is the time
for the team to try out different
line combinations and work out
the final kinks in their systems.
They'll also be looking to integrate their newcomers, including right winger Curtis Billsten
of the WHL's Kootenay Ice, and
defenceman Max Gordichuk of
the Portland Winter Hawks.
The T-Birds have also added
blueliners Craig Lineker and Ja-
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A Lethbridge forward takes to the air overThunderbirds goalie Francois Thoud as Thoud makes the save.They split the preseason series one game a piece.
son Lynch, who look to complement a defence that ranked third
last year in goals allowed (3.14)
and second on the penalty kill
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and Peter Mandoli.
Secure in his team's grit
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lacklustre power play.
"We battle and we compete
defensively, we have good goal-
tending, it's just a matter of
capitalising and executing on
our power play," said Dragicevic.
"That's been our biggest drawback last year and this year. We
want it to happen just a little too
easy right now instead of just
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UBC's power play was the
worst in the conference last
year, converting at a rate of 13.7
per cent. And it will be up to
attackers such as Darrell May,
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new acquisitions Andrew Was-
muth and Jovan Matic, as well
as Billsten. The attack is also
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Lance Morrison, Jordan Beirnes,
Ashley Todd, Chris Curran, Matt
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The weekend's ups and
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Lineker all notchpoints, and Matt
Schneider add a power-play goal
in securing a 4-2 victory. However, during a scrappy and heated
rematch on Saturday, UBC failed
to convert on six power-plays, including a 5-minute major. Those
failures eventually sunk them as
they lost 1-0 in overtime.
The Thunderbirds round
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weekend. They begin their regular season against the University
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On September 20, 2007
everything changed. Some
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Others danced in the streets.
Many spoke, at first in hushed
tones, of the absolute 'steals' to
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chest, proud of our triumph over
those uncivilized masses to our
South.
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shopping. You'll be able to buy
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We are also aware that your
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rooms, and Mickey Mouse hats,
basically everything will be a lot
cheaper while traveling through
the US-of-A.
That said, as a nation we have a
lot more to lose from a strong dollar then we do to gain.
Canada's largest trading partner, by far, is the United States
of America: 85 per cent of our
exports head to the US. We account for around 23 per cent of
their imports. As of 2005, we were
trading approximately $1.7 billion
CAD per day with our southern
neighbours. And despite the grip
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holds the top spot as America's
top trading partner.
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A strong dollar may bolster
Canadian consumer spending
on American products but it will
hurt many of our bread and butter industries, putting us in a
bad situation. Along with other
manufacturers, many American
car companies have factories in
Canada, creating thousands of jobs
and pumping billions of dollars
into the Canadian economy. And
while we may want to think otherwise, jobs like these come largely
because of our traditionally cheap
dollar and not, say, our highly
skilled labour.
The resource and agriculture
sectors will also see inevitable
declines as the buying power of
the US dollar relative to loonie
decreases. And while some industries, like the oil and gold, may
be largely unaffected, others will
see significant declines. This will
doubtlessly lead to a loss of revenue in these vital industries, and
eventually to increased unemployment in many industries.
American buying power effects,
both directly and indirectly,
the ivory towers of academia.
UBC pulls approximately $11.7
million dollars from American
students, and much of our appeal
comes from not only our good
reputation as a fine school, but
also from our low-cost compared
to many US universities and colleges. The UBC Board of Governors
has acknowledged the potential
for profit loss as the American
dollar loses its buying power
and American students look
elsewhere.
Like it or not, we are deeply
connected to the American economy and unfortunately, for both
the Americans and us Canadians,
much of our gains over the US
dollar have come not because
of our strength but because of
American weakness. With so much
of our nation's money coming
from the United States, this will
affect our buying power with other
countries.
iSfTREETERS
Streeters is a weekly column
in which students are asked a
question related to UBC events.
With the Canadian dollar the same as the US, would you go shopping in the States?
Jacob Gleckman,
Arts 2
"I usually go
down with a
friend, or group
of friends, and
do some grocery
shopping... see
what there is."
Amir Fakhimi, General
Science 3
"Yes I would. [I'd
buy] clothes and
maybe electronics... maybe a new
iPhone."
Maria Salampassis, Stewart Yu,
Psychology 5     Comp Sci. 6-Music 4
"Definitely.
Probably clothes,
because they... have
bigger sales there,
maybe electronics.
But the lineups
going into the
States are crazy, so I
might not bother."
"Electronics.
Maybe a new
computer. ..this
one is my work
computer."
Julie Pickering,
History
"Yep. I would
buy clothing, and
shoes, sportswear,
sporting goods;
probably running
shoes, which would
be a lot cheaper in
the States-Nike,
Adidas, the
American brands."
Don't be like
these squares.
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Letters
Cultural clubs and student
diversity
Club days in the SUB demonstrates, with energy, noise, and
chaos, how diverse groups of
people come together. Most
students are here to pursue an
academic degree. The hustle and
bustle between stands on these
days however shows that there
is a lot more holding us together.
There are a few such stands
however at which I don't feel
welcome, or at least do not feel
encouraged to approach. I am
referring to the cultural clubs of
which one example is the Dragon
Seed Connection (DSC), a club
that aims at promoting Chinese
heritage. Although the DSC accepts members of any ethnicity,
their recruiting practices promote what seems to be an almost
entirely Chinese membership.
I have no issue with clubs or
social groups forming on a cultural basis; indeed, this seems
to be natural and healthy. What
I fear is that such social networks may reduce the incentive for students to also form
cross-cultural networks.
A recent study conducted by
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam adds to a body of evidence suggesting that the greater
the diversity in a community, the
less people tend to involve themselves therein. Clearly, there
is no "deficit" of involvement
at UBC. There might however
by an unrealised potential. On
the flipside of Putnam's study,
he has also shown that when
diverse groups do interact the
results are often more creative
or fresh than those produced by
less diverse group. As not much
interaction is demanded in the
typical classroom we must on
our own create this uncomfortable "dynamic of give and take"
(Putnam) that can be so beneficial to a community.
I have no prescription for
the DSC, only an inclination that
a group whose membership
may be ethnically homogenous
should think clearly about it's
possible impact.
—Lucas Parker,
Science 2
Response on prostitution
The perspective ("Prostitution: Canada's Next Booming
Industry?" Opinion [Sept. 21])
regarding the supposed 'effects'
of legalising prostitution is, at
best, ramblings on some pipe-
dream illusion of the concept of
feminism.
According to this piece, we
need not wonder what the effects
of legalised prostitution would be
because we already know! Fancy
that. My ill-conceived notion that
the outcome of any decision is
largely dependent upon context
was brutally massacred in front
of my eyes.
When I awoke from my delusions, I began skimming through
this barren desert of slanted
straw-men. I'm sure there is
some truth in her extreme
claims that no woman could
ever enjoy prostituting herself
for money. But what makes
prostitution so special? Perhaps
we should criminalise the marriage of a poor girl to a rich man.
That could be seen, in a sense, as
prostitution.
While we're at it, why not
criminalise Microsoft for prostituting the programming skills of
Asian students? Or McDonald's
for prostituting the uneducated?
Or the NBA for prostituting
athletic black men? Or every
damn office workplace in North
America? After all, it is the owners (pimps), delivery drivers
(traffickers), and consumers that
control these industries right?
The workers are akin to slaves.
Apparently, according to the
author, it is still not possible for
a woman to run a business, even
the sex trade. Men will always
control this industry, so women
will always be slaves. Nevermind the conundrum of male
prostitutes, because well, just
nevermind.
Unbelievably, the claims
go on. From "corporations to a
brand new playground for organised crime" and then from
an "increase in the drug trade"
to "child prostitution." The basic logic of this entire piece is
that since two countries with legalised prostitution experienced
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these things to some degree, any
country to legalise prostitution
will experience the same. Absolutely ludicrous.
Organised crime operates
around, well, crime. Organised
prostitution is only organised
crime if prostitution is criminal.
So maybe you still think that
the lax laws will spawn human
trafficking and therefore the
drugs and crime that go along
with that. Fine. Regulate the
drugs and use all of your newly
available resources/funds to go
after those heinous bastards that
physically abuse and enslave
human beings. Just please, stop
associating all prostitution with
these extreme circumstances.
Life has many shades of grey
beyond your Utopian vision of all
women being wealthy, independent, and celibate.
—Paul Szczesny
Arts 2
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Nov. 23 at Alberta
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