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The Ubyssey Nov 8, 1991

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 the Ubyssey
'T have a limited
reality of my own
—Member of student
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, November ff 1991
Vol 74, No 19
Referendum question creates anger
Students infuriated by lack of choice permitted by AMS
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by Lucho van Isschot
For some UBC students, the
most important question concerning this week's AMS referendum
was not on the ballot.
The format of the ballot itself—not the Pit expansion, not
the Ombudsoffice, not the Programs fee—has become the focus
of debate.
Number 2, Article 4 ofthe
Constitution, Bylaws and the
Code of Procedure of the AMS,
states: "The wordings of general AMS referenda shall be
set by Council or Students
Courts, and must be designed
to be clearly answerable by a
•yes' or 'no'."
The referendum ballot was
set up in such a way that students
had to respond either "Yes" or
"No" to two questions which addressed a total of eight distinct
"I was furious about the fact
that they put the questions into
two blocks," said fourth year student Andrea Oberdieck.
Oberdieck voted negatively
for both questions, although she
was in favour of some of the proposals. The referendum, she said,
"infuriated" her.
"You shoul d have been able to
vote for each option," another student said.
"It sucked!" declared Rob, a
fourth year English major.
AMS president Jason Brett asks for
Like others, Rob decided to
vote "No" in protest ofthe referendum itself.
Eric, an undecided voter, said
he was concerned that by voting
"No" against a particular proposal,
he would be forced to vote against
three other proposals as well.
Paper's editors receive
death, rape threats
by Effie Pow
Eight wimmin editors of
Surface, a bimonthly newspaper at Queen's University,
received a letter threatening
rape and death.
"Congratulations! heres
your politically correct death
notices were gonna rape u
dykes bitch," the letter says,
"no, that doesn't mean we're
non-violent, in fact we will
kill any and all feminists
slowly, yes, we think all strate
men are rapists, suck all
cocks, u silence us white men."
The October 29 letter was
directed to the eight wimmin
whose names appear in the
masthead of the October 24
issue of Surface.
The editorial collective
consisted of 16 names (equally
represented by wimmin and
men) but the threat singled
out only the wimmin.
The letter was a collage of
newsprint words, some of
which were taken from a poem
printed in the October 24 issue of Surface. The original
poem, written by an anonymous gay man, included the
line "we will kill any and all
queer bashers slowly."
The wimmin targeted in
the threat said in a written
statement: "As citizens of
this country, residents of
Kingston, and students at
Queen's University we feel
that we have the right to
safety and security regardless of our gender, race,
sexual orientation or political viewpoints. The fact that
some of us sit with men on
an editorial board that has
made controversial decisions
should not impinge upon this
right to safety and security.
"We would like to emphasize that this threat was
directly targeted at the
wimmin on the masthead,
and the wimmin only. This
clearly demonstrates* the
unsafe atmosphere of university campuses for
wimmin and is but a symptom of the larger violence
that wimmin experience in
their homes and on the
streets everyday."
, Campus security, the
Kingston police department
and the university administration were contacted by the
your vote.
"The format of the referendum islike a hijacking," said Tippi
Mak, who refused to abide by the
rules ofthe referendum, voted on
each proposal individually.
In doing so, Mak may have
spoiled her ballot, but spoiled ballots are noted and send a message
to the AMS.
"If people have problems,
people should take them to their
council member," said Caireen
Hanert, the AMS elections offi
"At least go and spoil your
ballot or cast an abstention,"
Hanert said.
In order for the two referendum questions to be passed, ten
per cent ofthe student body has to
vote "Yes," to achieve quorum. If
either referendum question does
not pass, it will be taken back to
Jason Brett, president ofthe
AMS student council, remains
steadfast in his support of the
referendum itself.
Brett defends the referendum
as a "comprehensive package"
which reflects the "long term
goals" of the AMS and offers
"something for everyone."
"I haven't had negative feedback on Question #2, but I have
had negative feedback on Question #1," said Brett.
He said he has also received
positive feedback on Question #1.
UBC professor outraged by
engineers act of intimidation
by Nadene Rehnby
A UBC faculty member who
had a water balloon hurled at her
head said she is outraged by the
continuing intimidation and violence directed at women by UBC's
engineering students.
"I was really surprised to see
the engineers displaying blatantly
misogynist behaviour, because of
their committment last year to
changing their behaviour and
their attitudes," said the professor,
who asked to remain anonymous.
The incident began last
Thursday as about 50 engineering
students dressed in women's
clothing and acted as cheerleaders
for a football game.
The professor said one ofthe
men stood holding a beer can and
urinated on the vehicle next to
hers. "It wasn't even on the tire,
like a dog," she said. "It was right
on the car. In broad daylight.
"I was totally offended and
She then identified herself as
a faculty person and asked to see
his student card. "He said 'no' and
then walked back to the other
men in dresses," she said.
As she walked away from the
man she heard the water balloon
pass her head and explode about
two feet behind her.
EUS president Adam La
Rusic said the incident had nothing to do with other engineering
students. "One drunk student did
something stupid and I'm supposed to say something for 2,000
He saidhis only comment was
that "The Ubyssey sucks."
Sid Mindess, associate dean
of applied sciences, said he and
dean Axel Meisen are "extremely
unhappy" about the incident, and
said it was not the only complaint
received that day. He said the
dean's office conducted an investigation but was unable to positively identify any ofthe participants.
"We are sorry that the students couldn't be identified," he
said. "We would have liked to use
disciplinary measures."
Minde'ss said La Rusic has
been told the dean's office is "extremely unhappy" and said La
Rusic "made promises that we've
all heard before—that it won't
happen again."
But the professor who was
attacked said it is a mistake to
look for an individual to blame
when at least a dozen engineers
were present.
"It's about taking responsibility for being a member of a
community," she said. "And until
they do take responsibility, we
are still going to have these
Florence Ledwitz-Rigby, the
recently-hired advisor to the
president on women and gender
relations, said she had not been
informed ofthe incident but she is
appalled that it happened.
"I thought we were coming a
long way with engineering students. This shows we have a longer
way to go," Rigby said.
Steve Crombie, a spokesperson for the president's office, said
no official action is planned, but
engineering students should be
reminded of the agreement the
EUS signed with the president's
"There is a mechanism in
place to take away their fees if
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November 8,1991 NEWS
Women receive prominence in cabinet
Largest number of women in history to be at cabinet table as eight of 17 female NDP MLA's appointed to ministries
by Martin Chester
VANCOUVER(CUP)—The increased number of women in the
BC cabinet will encourage women
to run for office and keep women's
issues on the political agenda.
In his recently chosen cabinet,
BC premier Mike Harcourt has
chosen more women cabinet members than any BC premier before
Harcourt has given cabinet
posts to eight of the 17 women
elected to the government caucus
and has appointed, for the first time
in BC history, a woman to the position ofthe speaker ofthe house.
Rookie member Joan Sawicki
will sit in the speakers chair and
Anita Hagen will be responsible for
education as well as being the
deputy premier.
Vancouver Status of Women
administrator Jennifer Johnstone
said "Ifs a positive thing that the
proportion [of women in cabinet] is
close or even more than the proportion of women elected."
Johnstone said when women
move into non-traditional roles in
society it encourages other women
to try to do the same and the selection of cabinet may encourage more
women to run for offi ce in the future.
"It is a good role model.
Whether or not it will have a direct
effect on the number of women getting elected is still to be seen."
Lynn Kent, who is the president of Winning Women, a nonpartisan organization to encourage
women in politics, said the NDP
cabinet selection will be a boost to
women thinking of entering public
Tm really enthusiastic about
the number of women and the posi
tions they have been put in because
it is not tokenism," Kent said. The
women in cabinet will have an effect
on economic, political, and social
changes which will help women in
politics, Kent said.
The eight women ministers will
control an estimated 80 per cent of
the government spending.
"They have chosen women who
have a significant involvement [in
women's issues], they are extremely
good choices," Kent said.
"I would have been very disappointed to not have seen a very
significant number of women in
cabinet, given the results on election day."
Johnstone said the government
will be more accessible to women's
organizations, but the relationship
between these groups and the new
government is still to be defined.
"I don't think they will represent women's issues, thaf s the job
of the women's movement. But I
think we will have a voice,"
Johnstone said.
"We are talking to representatives from a number of women's
organizations vis a vis our relationship with an NDP government,"
she said.
She also said that accessibility
to government does not necessarily
translate to influence over decision
The NDP made commitments
to issues such as pay equity and
funding for shelters for battered
women, but the commitments were
dependent upon the availability of
funds, Johnstone said.
"It will be interesting to see
what they see as do-able in the
short term," she said.
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by Martin Chester
and Rick Hiebert
VANCOUVER(CUP)—The appointment of a former UBC faculty
member as the new Advanced
Education minister has been met
with cautious optimism by both
student groups and the previous
Social Credit minister.
Dr. Tom Perry was announced
as BC Advanced Education minister last Tuesday.
Perry, a former instructor at
the University of British Columbia,
was selected over the NDP Advanced Education critic ofthe past
five years Barry Jones, who did
not receive a cabinet post.
Perry was not available for
-   Harcourt leaves senior MLA on the bench
Ik by Frances Foran
Premier Mike Harcourt's decision to leave Emery Barnes, MLA
for Vancouver-Burrard, on the
^       backbenches ofthe legislature may
~       be the result of the premier's em-
v        phasis on fair representation of
women and the regions, but some
say shows a lack of commitment to
racial equality issues.
"Ifs true Tm disappointed. I
was looking forward to an appoint-
-"*        ment,butifsnotmyplacetodebate
m the premier's decision," Barnes
Harcourt demonstrated his
emphasis on women's equality by
appointing seven women, the
greatest number ever, to the 18
». *        member cabinet.
"There were the regional con-
* siderations to achieve fair provincial representation which decreased the number of Vancouver
MLAs. And gender priority decreased the number of spaces for
^        men," Barnes said.
Barnes, a social worker by
• profession, has been active in the
New Democratic Party since its
inception in 1966. In his 19-year
career as an MLA, his focus has
been problem solving at the
y        grassroots level through community projects such as halfway
*■ houses.
UBC political science professor Paul Tennant agreed that
Harcourf s commitment to an equitable representation of women
and other interest groups may have
weighed against a ministerial position for Barnes.
"Barnes hasnt exactly made
himself indispensable lately as a
promoter of any special group. Fm
not saying that's how you get into
cabinet but many who were ap
pointed were advocates of particular groups," Tennant said.
Tennant dismissed the speculation that Barnes' exclusion is
racially motivated. "The race issue
is irrelevant, it's non-existent," he
Imtiaz Popat, who ran in the
past election as a Green party candidate, disagrees.
"It shows a lack of commitment to racial equality issues on
the part ofthe government, by who
they did and did not appoint and
how they treated the Ministry of
Multiculturalism," Popat said.
Popat questioned the level of
priority that multiculturalism will
be given, since Anita Hagen was
given the "highly demanding"
portfolio of education on top of
multiculturalism. Additionally,
Hagen is the deputy premier.
Moe Sihota was delegated the
labour and. consumer services and
constitutional affairs portfolio,
making him the first Indo-Canadian cabinet mini sterinthe nation.
Barnes said he intends to continue to promote social issues for
his constituency as MLA and as
deputy speaker of the house. A
focal project for Barnes, when the
legislature convenes in the spring,
will be to expand the human rights
code to include sexual orientation
in its definition of discrimination.
"There is still an opportunity
to address social and economic
concerns and 111 turn my attention
to that," Barnes said.
Holocaust awareness promoted at UBC
by Effle Pow
The Holocaust Awareness
display in the SUB concourse
commemorates the anniversary of
Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), which marks the beginning of the Holocaust on November 9,1938.
Hillel House and the Jewish
Students' Association organized
the annual display to educate and
also to coincide with Remembrance
Day, said Abby Pitch, president of
the Jewish Students' Association.
"Ifs a display of remembrance
and education for people who dont
know or want to know more," Pitch
Fitch added the display also
represents discrimination and
racism inflicted on others.
"Ifs to realize that it happens
to other people—anyone who can
be scapegoated," she said. "Ifs a
reminder that humans do horrible
things to other humans. The Holocaust wasn't the only atrocity in
human history."
Yael Vodovotz, a food science
student born in Israel, said the
display is effective.
"History is repeating itself. I
see a lot of neo-Naziism [gaining
popularity]—obviously people
haven't learned anything," she
said. "These events are forgotten
so easily, but ifs happening everywhere in the world."
Anna Iacoviello, a Capilano
College history student, said the
display made a strong impact.
"Ifs the first time Fve seen
this before and from someone who
is not Jewish, ifs a big emotional
impact," she said.
Eric Maerov, an English student, saidthe display is a necessary
teaching tool.
"There are people who don't
know a lot or don't believe anything
happened. If people continue to
think about it, they realize [anti-
semi tism] still goes on and if s just
not against Jews," he said.
Kristallnacht: not forgetting
Kristallnacht, literally The Night ofBroken Glass, was a night
of pogroms, or attacks, on Jewish communities by Nazis on November 9, 1938 which continued into the next day throughout Germany.
• At least 91 Jews were murdered, 1,100 synagogues destroyed,
7,500 Jewish businesses and homes were robbed and burned.
• Torah scrolls, prayer books and history books were burned in
Jewish neighbourhoods.
• 300,000 Jews lived in Germany on the eve of Kristallnacht.
• Ten per cent ofthe Jewish population were arrested that night
and deported to concentration camps.
The Nazis planned the night of riots in "response" to the
assassination of a German official by a Jewish boy.
Kristallnacht underscored the Nazi policy of organized anti-
semitism that isolated and destroyed Jews.
BC Canadian Federation of
Students chair Brad Lavigne said
the organization will be able to
work with Perry.
"He knows the problems of
underfunding with health care and
other social services. At least we
have a sympathetic ear on the
underfunding of the social services," Lavigne said.
"We're pleased that such a
high profile New Democrat MLA
has been appointed to post-secondary education. We hope that
his high profile will mean some
attention will be paid to the issues
we are concerned with," he said.
Lavigne said there are some
concerns which need to be addressed, including pushing to ensure the NDP-promised tuition
freeze is put in place.
"Well be looking for the fr ee ze
right away and well be working
very hard so that we don't have a
situation like in Ontario," he said.
The Ontario NDP promised a tuition freeze in last year's election,
but since becoming government
they have allowed above-inflation
tuition fee increases.
"[The freeze] was promised
more than once. That meant a lot
of students voted for the NDP.
Students made up ten per cent of
the vote in the last election and I
think this promise pushed a lot of
them to vote for the NDP," Lavigne
CFS will also be encouraging
Perry to push for a greater access
to a university education, but fear
he might ignore the liberal arts.
"He has noted he is interested in
science and technology, that concerns us a bit. We hope accessibility
will be dealt with," Lavigne said.
Peter Dueck, the Advanced
Education minister of the ousted
Social Credit government, said
Perry will do a good job.
"Perryis anintelligentperson,
very dedicated and I have full
confidence that hell learn his
ministry quickly," said Dueck, the
member for Matsqui.
"Advanced Education is an
important ministry for the future
of the province and I think that
[the NDP] realizes that as much as
we did," he said. "One ofthe criticisms people had of us was the
NDP wanted to do what we did,
only faster, so I would be very
surprised to see the new minister
not engage in quick action to do
what needs to be done.
"Fm not going to criticize him
now—well wait until he brings
forth policy initiatives that we
disagree with," he said.
November 8,1991
THE UBYSSEY/3 On Friday, November 15th, 1991 the
Women's Caucus of
the Ubyssey will be
meeting at 12:30pm.
Many exciting and
official things will be
discussed and all
staff women, and
even potential staff
women are encouraged to attend.
The University al British Columbia
by Michael Weiler
A Highly Entertaining Adult Comedy
Directed by Scott Swan
NOVEMBER 7 - 16,   8 pm
Special 2 for 1 Preview - Thurs. Nov.7
Box Otiia* • Room 207 • I todcric Wood Theatre • Res. 822-2X8
with Dr. Richard Menkis
Asst. Prof. Religious Studies, UBC
Thursday Nov. 14th at 12:30 pm
Museum of Anthropology
Seminar Room #215
Advanced on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Beginner on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Hillel's Famous
Hot Lunch
12:30 -1:30 PM
Wednesday Nov. 13th
at 12:30
Wed. Nov. 13th 5:00 pm
Hillel House is located on the North side of SUB next to the parkade. Tel: 224-4748
Checklist of Festivities
Office: SUB 210 Phone:822-6185
Hours:    • MTWF 12:30 - 1:20     • Th 11:30 - 12:20     • W 4:30 - 5:20
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Friday, November 8th
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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New and used ski equipment, accessories, etc...
Open to the General Public
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Friday, November 29th
7:00 pm-12:00 pm
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overwhelm viewers
by Greg Davis
accompanied by electronic
sounds, flash across a video
screen to create a disturbing
milieu—a backdrop of chaotic
sights and sounds in which two
wayward characters, Danny Dog
and Willy Frencheater, become
Indians and Dogs
Pitt Gallery
last show November 9
Within the tangled fabric of
Indians and Dogs, the two
Native characters try to sing and
argue their way out ofthe
morass society has created for
The play was directed by
Native actor/writer Donald
Morin for the Neo-Nativist
Performance series at The Pitt
Gallery. The free-form presentation was based on the writings of
Morin and Neil Benson, ii eluding songs written and per brmed
by Morin (Willy) and Jimj Sidler
"I grew up very weste rnized,
so Fm in the process of let rning
my culture," Morin said. "Tve
the play swings from moments of
poignancy to scenes of lost
direction. This fluctuation is
indicative ofthe personalities of
Willy and Danny. They present
their message in an avant-garde
style: the rediscovery of their
Native culture whilst in the grip
of technological terror.
The acoustic singers try to
persevere, despite the noise and
image pollution around them, to
retain their own identities and
"sing their own songs," Sidler
said. "It's very overbearing as far
as the images and the sound, but
the whole point is that the
acoustic voice can win over that."
The characters try to
present a show, while constantly
referring to an unseen presence
called Mr. Bodean. Their
proposed show disintegrates
until it is incoherent, at least
from Willy's point of view, as
Danny forsakes the proposed
structure for his own liberation.
been learning for the last ten
years, so I can look at what has
defined my thinking, and
examine how I can deal with my
own identity."
The video screen flashes
confrontational scenes at Oka to
young children learning to be
consumers (not creators) of
information and cartoons such as
Bugs Bunny discovers America—
indicative ofthe current Columbus controversy. Our minds
become polluted with messages
designed to manipulate and
No matter how one is
desensitized by being bombarded
with these constant images, they
eventually become overwhelming
and cause either personal revolt
or breakdown.
At times hypnotic, frightening, confusing and frustrating,
Bodean represents the
system, ] ie represents the
idealizat ion people have about
the systt m, the possibilities and
desires o fthat system, and how
one indii idual can seduce the
masses \ rith one train of
thought,! with one form of
rationalization," Morin said.
In the end, Danny succeeds
in his release, walking away on
his newly-discovered path,
singing his soulful song until it
fades into the distance. Willy is
left to cope with his anger, pain
and confusion.
"Fd like to remount the
performance again, and Fm
working on a film that has the
same characters and concepts,"
Morin said, "rm shooting that in
spring of next year. Ifs called
When Wires Cross, looking at
how nationality affects communication due to how the media
transforms information and how
personal communication transforms information.
"The film is an extension of
the show—how communication
breaks down when it becomes
November 8,1991 m$
Wise clicks cowboy boots
by Yuri Fulmer
A CLOSER Walk With Patsy
Cline is like a journey back
into the country and western
section of a jukebox from the
early sixties.
A Closer Walk With Patsy
Arts Club Revue Stage
until December 25
Starring talented Canadian
country-and-western singer,
Colette Wise and UBC student
and notable actor, Mark Weath-
erley, the cabaret-style play is a
must for any Patsy Cline fan.
Wise manages to capture the
essence of Patsy's voice. If you
close your eyes, you can almost
imagine that Cline herself was in
the room. When you open your
eyes, you are confronted by a
perfect nostalgic set, and
costumes that anybody who was
anybody was bound to have in
their wardrobe.
Cabaret acts, radio ads and
news items performed by
Weatherley manage to provide
some credible background for the
Written and directed by
Vancouver director Dean
Reagan, the show includes
Patsy's most famous songs, from
gospel to her biggest hit, Walkin'
After Midnight.
The play lacks any real
dialogue, and anyone who wants
to learn more about the character of Patsy Cline will be sorely
disappointed by the show.
If, however, what you are
looking for is a "foot stomping,
heel clicking" rendition of some
great songs, A Closer Walk for
Patsy Cline is the show for you.
The play's performance has
been extended until Christmas
by popular demand, so Patsy
Cline fans should pack their
cowboy boots and head down to
the show.
by Sharlene Azam
EVERYTIME a life on this
planet disappears, something in us dies forever—our
standard of living is reduced, for
a healthy environment is our
natural wealth.
Far beyond any other
consideration, the extinction of
life on earth is the basis of our
very existence, explains Setsuko
Piroche, guiding me through her
solo exhibit.
Homage To The Elephants
Women In Focus Gallery
until November 16
Piroche's elephant sculptures are the successful union of
an idea and its evolution in the
most luminous medium.
Baby elephants suspended
from the ceiling are molded from
gold-brushed, brilliant-pink
generator wire. In these small
forms Piroche captures the
innocence and sadness of
children separated from their
The sculptures' seeming
weightlessness, the lighting and
the forest-green backdrop
indicate a skillful harmony
between the artist and her
Piroche incorporates the
myth of Adam and Eve in
Monkey Habitat, but with a
twist. In this case it is the
animals that are hurled from
grace into a world motivated by
avarice and greed, where they
must struggle to survive.
One ofthe most beautiful
pieces in the collection is Five
Beauties. The depiction of
nakedness and the strength and
delicacy with which this piece
reaches out for understanding is
In this display Piroche
transforms herself into four
different animals and one flower.
Putting herself in the mind of a
tiger or giraffe, Piroche celebrates the physical by transcending it.
The piece, Crepusucle,
represents an elephant's spirit
rising from the tusks of slaughtered elephants and is ironic.
Although the spirit is rising up
out ofthe ashes it will be
eclipsed by the darkness of night.
Crepusucle, Piroche explains, is
the last light before dark.
As a sculptor, Piroche's
inspiration for her works comes
from spending time with her
materials—her eclectic collection
of coils, threads and fibres. She
lets her fingers mold, weave, and
shape the different pieces, until
an idea evolves.
- Quest for success costs
ISIBLE minorities, beware!
V Those who wish to estab-
. lish a successful career in
H^broadcasting, a field dominated
by middle-class Caucasian males,
are in danger of losing their
souls—or their cultural identities, at least.
>Livin' Large!
Cineplex Odeon.
opens November 8
This is the suggestion
comically presented in the film
Iivin' Large] which documents
►4 *the life of Dexter Jackson.
Dexter, a Black man with
big ambitions, lives in the
Projects, a dumpy neighbourhood
in East Atlanta. Between ironing
dulses at the little Dog Dry
Cleaners, he's aggressively
»»,. ^pursuing a more fulfilling line of
work—that of television anchor.
One day, on the pretense of
delivering doughnuts, he weasels
his way onto a news set in a
futile attempt to peddle his
audition tape to a hostile
As luck would have it, this
same newscaster is gunned down
moments later, the victim of a
sniper. Dexter seizes the opportunity by prying the microphone
from the dead man's hand and
delivering an off-the-cuff report
ofthe events.
Kate Penndragin, the
psychotic executive director at
Channel 4 News, offers him a
position at the station. However,
Dexter must undergo an image
transformation for the job. His
funky attire, his hair and all the
external vestiges of his ethnicity,
are pruned to mold him into an
Ivy-League reporter.
After much trial and
tribulation—including being
haunted by an image of himself
which appears more Caucasian
each time it appears on his
television screen—he realizes the
quest for success has cost him
his integrity and identity.
Livin' Large!, a film which
combines hi-brow entertainment
with social commentary, boasts
notable performances from its
actors, particularly Terrence
Carson (as Dexter), and Blanche
Baker (as Kate Penndragin).
Mark Weatherby In A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.
A short walk with Mark
by Yuri Fulmer
UBC student and professional actor, Mark
Weatherley comes into the room
carrying a book of Canadian
history under one arm, hardly
looking like the sixties disc
jockey that he plays in the Arts
Club production of A Closer
Walk With Patsy Cline.
Mark Weatherley
In fact 27 year-old Weatherley
wasn't even born when the
legendary subject ofthe play,
singer Patsy Cline, died. But
Weatherley manages nonetheless
to produce a convincing performance as he has for the last four
years as a full-time actor.
Weatherley has just returned
to UBC to complete a double
major in histoiy and theatre,
after a break of several years
from tertiary life. At present he
is combining 21 credits with a
full-time theatre production.
"One gives me a break from
the other," Weatherley says. "My
only regret is that I am missing
out on the great social
aspects oflife as a student.
"That doesn't mean I don't
enjoy what Fm doing," he
explains quickly. Tm combining
the two best lifestyles, s tudent
and actor."
He has done a lot of j tcting
since his days at the Fri derick
Wood Theatre. With mo re than
600 performances as Til n, the
son in Angry House wiv< s, and
wide-spread acclaim as Bevmour
he says. "At the moment my
main priority is to graduate. I
just got cast as I was starting
UBC again, so there was a of a
cross-over which was a bit
Even so, with a role in the hit
show A Closer Walk With Patsy
Clino, whose season has been
extende 1 to December,
Weathei ley has a lot of work to
do befor j graduation in April.
"Afte r that I don't really know
what Fr i going to do. Getting the
degree \ 'as like finishing old
businesi i—I wanted to have it.
But afte r that I don't know."
in the Little Shop of Horrors, he
is by no means a newcomer to
the Vancouver theatre scene.
Weatherley feels that his
years in the theatre, and away
from academe, have given him a
great deal of maturity, which he
can now bring to his studies.
"There is no way I could have
done what I'm doing at 18 or 19,"
Whilst the double career is
not a life he recommends for
many others, it is clear that he
enjoys it. Weatherley
overflows with enthusiasm, and
in his own words, "Life is a
lot of fun—school's great, the
show's great. I've really
got a great life."
November 8,1991
THE UBYSSEY/5 Unisolated incidents
Actions taken to prevent wimmin
from breaking out of traditional roles
have taken on a new look.
In 1989,14 wimmin were murdered
in Montreal. Prior to the killer's actions, he had written a letter describing his hatred for wimmin and listing
the names of wimmin he wanted to
target with his violence.
These wimmin had gone where this
man had not wanted them to. To stop
them from pursuing their chosen field
of study, and eventually their careers,
he killed them.
The ramifications of this act are
continue to be felt by wimmin across
Canada. On October 29, eight wimmin
staffers at Surface, an undergraduate
paper of Queen's University, received
a letter threatening them with rape
and death.
The police have treated the issue in
a manner unsatisfactory to the
wimmin involved. Their initial words
to the wimmin were "you girls
shouldn't work here late at night."
Wimmin and "girls" will work
wherever and whenever they choose.
Violent threats against wimmin are
not funny. Spray-painting hate messages and signing them with a killer's
name are not just a sick joke. They are
no more a "joke" than physical violence
Such incidents are not "isolated";
they cannot be brushed aside. Wimmin
are angry. Every threat makes us sick.
The constant—seemingly endless—
string of "isolated" incidents are not
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The rain pounded down outside. Everyone inside wandered aimlessly about eating Paul Gordon'sleftoverhalloween candy. PhilZirkwitx
calmly pointed out that the chocolate covered peanuts were holding the
goobers for ransom. Raul Peschiera insisted that $10,000 was the
maximum he'd pay to free the goobers. Carla Maftechuk paraded around
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damper on the event by dumping a bottle ofdiet coke on the peanuts. Effie
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While everyone was involved in the great peanut heist, the Smart-
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Nadene Rehnby and Frances Foran disposed ofthe Smarties with a can
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help him scrape Smarties off the ceiling and from behind Sam Green's
ears. Greg Davis calmly watched the night's events while nibbling
neurotically on a butter and sugar sandwich. Without consulting the
others, Sage Davies began the dangerous task of searching in the fridge
for something edible. Things were under control once again.
The rain pounded down outside and so did Helen Willoughby-Price.
Everyone inside wandered aimlessly about eating Paul Gordon's left-over
Halloween candy....(which in truth belonged to Mike Coury who was also
covered in raindrops.)
Paul Dayson • Sharon Undores • Carla Maftechuk
Raul Peschiera • EHte Pow
Photo Editor • Paul Gordon
More like polka
Although I hate hierarchy and want the GreenParty
to get in to decentralize
power, I like our new government and "positive" opposition. Gordon Wilson joined
Darlene Marzari to speak out
against the Gulf War (the
massive bombing of Iraqi
conscripts and civilians, division of infrastructure creating countrywide famine and
disease, and abandon of
Shilites and Kurds so that
Hussein could slaughter
them, all to "maintain stability in the region," ie.
maintain Kuwaiti, Saudi,
Syrian, Iraqi elite and keep
oil cheap).
I relish the demise of the
Socreds. Ever since I moved
this province could elect such
narrow-mindedleaders. Rita
J., thanks for breaking the
sex barrier, but you didnt
break your party's other
walls: UBC Socreds have a
poster on their office door
telling those on welfare to
vote NDP. Now, I can enjoy
the nightly news without
havingto watch Socreds scoff
at the less rich, women,
unions, gays, Natives, environmentalists, and the media. Those with power shoul d
care not jeer. The nightmare
is over, lefs boogie with Mike.
John Lipscomb
Blame the rapist
not the victim
While it is true, Debra
Gordon, that in your original
letter you illustrated your
statement that "assaults
can't happen if you dont put
yourself in a position to be
assaulted" with the example
of women walking alone on
campus at night, that does
not invalidate the criticisms
offered by Ms. May and Ms.
Whittman. What they have
done is offer counter examples which refute your
general statement. In your
second letter you insist that
what you meant to say, in
your own convoluted way, is
that it is women who put
themselves at risk who
should not be complaining
about being raped. (I gather
that is what you mean by
objecting to these women being defined as victims—
"helpless victims" was your
own embellishment.) These
women were victims and
they, and indeed all women,
have every right to be angry
and indignant that they were
Rape is penis/vagina contact without a woman's freely
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given consent. It is a violation of a woman's body, her
autonomy, her RIGHTS.
Walking alone at night does
not constitute consent. When
a rape occurs, someone is
responsible. The question is
whether to follow the Debra
Gordon school of thought and
blame the woman who chose
to walk alone at night, or to
follow the feminist line and
blame the man who saw a
woman in a vulnerable position and chose to rape her. If
we blame the woman, we are
saying that she does not have
the right to walk alone at
night. If we blame the man,
we are saying that he does
not have the right to rape. I
believe that men and women
have the right to walk alone
at night unmolested. I hold
the rapist responsible for his
actions. I am not saying that
it can't be dangerous to walk
alone at night. I am infuriated that it is.
I fully agree, Ms. Gordon,
that there are things a woman
can do to increase her safety.
However, I strongly object to
your suggestion that we have
a duty to either take such
precautions or take the consequences. Increasing our
personal security is fighting
the symptoms and not the
disease. It is a start, it is not
enough. If you are satisfied
to merely change your
lifestyle and plan around
avoiding potential rape situations, you are accepting that
rape happens and will continue to happen. Men choose
to rape. Men can stop raping.
Rape is not normal. It is
important for women to raise
awareness of rape, to denounce rapists and to refute
the arguments that rapists
and people such as you use to
place the onus on women
rather than men for stopping
rape. It may "piss you off," as
you say, to read about women
being raped while walking
alone on campus at night.
Your anger, however, is misdirected. Blame the rapist,
not the victim.
Hilary Mason
Graduate Studies
Pro-choice not
This letter is in response
to the letter from DavidVoth/
Engineering which appeared
in the November 1st edition
of the Ubyssey. In his letter
he states that the Pro-choice
faction "had better come up
with some kind of reasoning
for their view (instead of simply) degrading opposing
At this point I must admit that I am pro-choice and
not pro-abortion. I believe
that "choice" is the key word.
The Pro-choice viewpoint is
that each person should have
control over his/her own body
and that no one else has the
right to force their beliefs or
decisions on another person.
If you do not believe in abortion Mr. Voth, then fine, don't
have one. That is your choice
just as whatever I do with my
life is my choice, this world
already contains too many
people who presume to impose their views on others.
Freedom of choice is an inherent right and no one
should be permitted to take
it away.
Barbara Patterson
Arts 2
Racism, effect
of capitalism
Considering the number of bigots in this university, I am not surprised that
my letter was responded to
so quickly. I hope that I am
not going to have to reply to
all those people that had
come to hooray the racist,
sexist, homophobic Preston
Manning in the SUB auditorium.
Jan Palaty, I hope you
will pardon me if I do not
consider your support ofthe
"white heterosexual males,"
"abused" by the Ubyssey, a
contribution to the struggle
against racism. I have a few
points I would like to make
clear to you:
1. A simple question: if you
accept—as you have done in
your letter—that my examples of racism in Canada
were "admittedly valid examples" then why in the
world did you never bother
to raise your voice against
them? You have spent a
great deal of your valuable
time to respond to an anti-
racist letter, while you have
failed to give any support to
those fighting against the
racism that its existence you
acknowledge—are you racist, perhaps?
2.1 never even suggested in
my letter that "white racists" are "exploiting everyone else in a racist system."
How did you manage to put
these idiotic words in my
mouth? I tend to have a little
more class perspective.
3. I was not aware that I
was writing an "essay" when
I submitted my last letter.
That is why I did not have
any facts about the exploitation of workers. But since
you are so eager to know, I
have submitted a perspective to The Ubyssey in which
I will try to convince you of
the existence of exploita
tion—just in the same way I
convinced you of the existence of racism.
Siavash M. Alamouti
Graduate Studies
No free lunch for
A theme emerges in the
recent letters from Gary
Probek, Jason Ford, and
Keith Lockitch, that the rich
"create" wealth through the
magic of their "entrepreneurial values," and that
when poor people want a piece
of that wealth, they're
"stealing" and violating rich
folks "rights." Fact is, it's
people bringing up children,
doing housework, digging,
driving, running machines,
and entering data who really
"create" wealth. That the
CECs get the credit from
Probek et al for "wealth creation" and sit at the top ofthe
"natural" hierarchy of economic law is not surprising:
it's much easier to identify
with other rich white men
than with poor people they've
probably never even met.
Gary: I agree with you that
there shouldbe "no such thing
as afreelunch"—at least, not
for corporations who roll in .
the tax breaks, the industry-
oriented energy projects like
James Bay II, etc.
Jason: a fascinating use of
the term "special interest
groups," which you claim are
clamouring unjustly for federal funds; "special interests"
like working people, people
of colour, farmers, students,
women... Uh, actually, the
vast majority of Canadians.
Look, the real "special interests" are the Conrad Black
and Ken Thompson-types.
These are the same folks that
you tell us not to tax, because
we might hurt their feelings
and they'll up and leave, as in
Ontario under Rae. You conveniently ignore the effects
of Free Trade, the GST, and
the high dollar on multinationals—and frankly, if it
means developing smaller
scale, regionally based, cooperative, enviro-friendly industry in their place, let 'em
Keith: I agree with you suggestion that "it is only in a
truly laissez-faire capitalist
society that people are left
free to pursue their values"
— as long as their values are
exploitation, sexism, racism,
and the requisite colonial
slaughter. Personally, 111
take grassroots socialism any
G. Cook
Arts 3
November 8,1991 NEWS
Council Briefs
and she had not yet reviewed the
complete report before council met.
"There are changes to intent,"
Forsythe said. "And if you don't
want to be responsible constituency representatives, I will be here
and make you debate."
Council members acknowledged that they needed more time
to examine and understand the
changes before voting on them.
"This is actually a huge job
and you can stick anything in
there," said Adam LaRusic, Engineering representative.
"It would be a good idea to see
the major changes," said Sacha
Veillette, grad students representative. "I just received this in my
box Monday night and I did not
have time to read it."
Martin Ertl, director of administration, proposed Code and
Bylaws committee "make a brief
presentation of what the changes
The debate was closed by a
postponement of the first motion
of code changes until the next
council meeting, while the remaining eight motions to change
code were tabled until presentations could be made.
AMS researcher
position created
Council decided to hire a researcher and approved a job description for the position.
The researcher will gather information external to UBC seen as
pertinent to students and act as a
resource to students' council.
Hiring will begin within the
next month.
Council protests police
The AMS is sending a letter to
the Vancouver Police Department
to "protest the actions of the
Vancouver police against two UBC
students in the evening of October
The two UBC students are
Cornelius Muojekwu and Kuda
^ |/       »      and their complaint of "racism,
^^A      f-s^y^J^-^ assault, molestation and wrongful
arrest against the Vancouver po-
^ lice" was printed in the October 25
issue of The Ubyssey.
by Ratil Peschiera
Codes and Bylaws
change delayed
Wednesday's student council
meeting was momentarily in disarray when it became apparent
that the majority of council did not
know enough to vote on the motion
at hand.
Senator-at-large Carol
Forsythe questioned the willingness of council to pass changes in
the AMS Code and Bylaws when
the majority of council did not know
enough about the existing code or
the proposed changes to make a
The revised 159-page Code of
Procedure was passed around
without mention of where the
changes occurred. "Traditionally,
two weeks before you'd get the
original and the changes would be
in bold," Forsythe said.
She asked how many members
owned the previous Code of procedure. Four raised their hands.
"You intend to vote on this and
you don't own the two? Have you
looked at them? These are the rules
that guide you," she said.
Forsythe said more than technical and grammatical corrections
were made in atleast two examples
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Friday-Sunday (Nov 8-10)
7:00 Mobsters
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7:00 The Three Musketeers
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All Screenings are in the SUB Theatre
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October 30 - November 27
I support the following fee levies and increases:
To establish an independent agency to investigate complaints made
by students against authorities of the Alma Mater Society or the
University of British Columbia. Funds equal to the amount contributed by the AMS shall be provided by UBC. This is a new fee levy.
Note: This fee shall be levied only upon approval of the agreement
currently being negotiated by the AMS and UBC.
2) $3.00
To ensure adequate funding for the Welcome Back BBQ, concerts,
speakers, and special events. The funds will be transferred to the
Programs department and supplemented by the AMS. This is a new
fee levy.
3) $1.00
To provide funding for the continued development of the AMS
Bursary Fund and AMS Emergency Student Loan fund. This is a new
fee levy.
4) $0.50
To allow the UBC branch of the World University Services Canada
to continue to support two refugee students at UBC each year. This
will be an increase from $0.50 to $1.00.
Note: This will result in an $8.50 increase to the AMS fee levy.
YES:  NO:	
I support adding the following projects to the mandate ofthe
existing $15.00 Capital Project Acquisition fee, which was
approved! in a 1982 referendum:
To expand the Pit Pub into the area occupied by the Thunderbird
Shop and renovate the interior. This will increase capacity and
make the Pit wheelchair accessible.
Including the construction of club offices on part of the second
floor courtyard.
To expand and improve the AMS Whistler Lodge.
To develop a low-cost,  multi purpose replacement for the
Note: This question will not affect the AMS membership fee levy
$7.85 ea.
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'A Jazzy Boy-Meets-Woman
Directed with Neil Jordan's typical verve.
Plenty here for lovers of sand, sea and sex
A Lyrical Gem!
Dreamy And
...Very funny!"
-Vincent Canby, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"A Winner!
Visually Stunning!"
-William Arnold,
Beverly   ^'Angelo
In A Nell Jordan Film
A magical new flbn from the director of "MONA USA"
■—***&. a ,
The old Expo land.
Groups condemn open house
meeting as a "whitewash"
935 Denman St.(at Barclay) • 689-0096 One week only Ends Thurs. Nov. 14 (7:00&9:00)
The University of British Columbia
Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Neil Freeman
November 6-23 8pm
Special 2 for 1 Wednesday - November 6
Matinees - Thursday Nov.14 & 20 12:30pm
Holdover Evening Perfs. Nov 20,21,22,23
Reservations 822-2678
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by Simon Knight
Environment Canada held an
open house Tuesday evening to
debate the proposed dumping of
Expo Site soils by Concord Pacific
at the Point Grey dumpsite.
The Wreck Beach Preservation Society (WBPS) and the Fraser
River Coalition (FRC) are concerned the pollution from the dump
wouldbe detrimental to the Fraser
River Estuary, the Fraser salmon
run and the safety of people using
Wreck and English Bay beaches.
The WBPS called for "the
abandonment of the Point Grey
dumpsite and for the cessation of
ocean dumping."
Judy Williams, chairperson for
WBPS, said a decision to ocean-
dump Parcel 8 soils could set a
dangerous precedent for future
clearance ofthe Expo site, in particular Parcel 9 soils, which Williams has labelled "Canada's Love
Rick Kussat of Environment
Canada said the federal
government's "initiative in holding
this openhouse shows thatwe have
nothing to hide."
Williams did not agree, calling the meeting "a whitewash."
Many local residents at the meeting seemed to echo her misgivings.
Douglas Massey, who runs a
fifty-year-old family business on
the Fraser River, said there was
"so little opportunity for people
who care to voice their opinions so
that they could be heard by other
Another local resident suggested "they must be scared of
what we might say in a genuine
open forum."
Kussat said the soil is "native
undisturbed material, cleaner than
anything you would find in your
own backyard."
Kevin Pendreigh of CET Environmental Services, an independent consulting group, said,
"The whole issue of pollution in the
Expo Site Parcel 8 soils has been
blown out of proportion by the
Working for the provincial
Ministry of Environment, another
independent group, Golders Associates Ltd, said, "The concentrations of metals and PAH in the 13
samples are well below BC
Environment's level B standards,
and are representative of natural
background concentrations."
Judy Williams is unconvinced.
Her own soil consultants have told
her that "much ofthe contamination is locked in the pore water—
water between sediment grains."
"When core samples are taken,
some ofthe water is lost, but when
the sediments are dumped, the
contamination in the pore water is
released," she said.
"If these soils are to be
dumped, they should at the very
least be stockpiled and flushed with
rain or fresh water before dumping."
In a November 5 WBPS release Williams said, "The BC
Ministry of Environment has done
a shoddy job of reporting and explaining the significance of the
Parcel 8 test well (802) which
contained alarming levels of several dangerous organic compounds
(elevated levels of PAHs and
Pendreigh said these fears are
"misplaced" and "the 802 well was
an anomaly, with traces of compounds which have not shown up
in any ofthe subsequent testing."
However, he was not able to
give any firm explanation for the
elevated levels that were found in
the 802 well.
Williams expressed disillusionment with the federal government, but said she would"continue
to protest the dumping at the
highest levels."
For more information about
the federal government's proposals for
constitutional reform, call toll-free:
WSZa Deaf or hearing impaired call:
rZm 1-800-567-1992 (tty/tdd)
Shaping Canada's Future Together
November 8,1991


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