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Array 'The Ubyssey
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Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, October 29,1991
Vol 74, No 16
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PAUL GORDON PHOTO
New UBC paper seeks funding
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by Rick Hiebert
The editors of a new right-
wing UBC student periodical
wants a conservative US foundation to help fund their paper.
The Independent, a periodical
devoted to providing an "alternative" point of vie w to The Ubyssey,
was launched Friday by nine UB C
students.
The students plan to distribute 3,000 copies of their paper
monthly and if all goes according
to plan, advertising revenue and a
donation from the Madison Center for Educational Affairs will
cover their costs.
"We're getting money from a
private US foundation. The Madison Center for Educational Affairs has expressed interest in
funding us," Jason Ford, chair of
the paper's steering committee,
said.
The Madison Center for Educational Affairs funds The Campus Network, an alliance of 65
papers with a conservative perspective across the United States.
About half of the papers are partially subsidized by the foundation, and some of them have been
criticized for printing material
said to be racist, sexist or
homophobic.
"We have heard that there is
a paper in Canada—it's probably
The Independent—that wants our
assistance," said Campus Network programme officer Brian
Fraley.
"It's Madison Center policy
that we don't fund a paper until
we see that two or three issues
have come out. We see if they
make it and their organization is
strong enough to keep going. Then
we decide," he said.
"I have no problem with a
Canadian newspaper,"he said. "If
they meet our other criteria, I
wouldn't think that being in
Canada would exclude them from
participating in our network, advertising or subsidy programme."
Ford, a fourth-year UBC microbiology student, sees no problem in affiliating his paper with
the Campus Network.
"If the Madison Center funding comes through, if s a no strings
attached deal, they have no editorial control," Ford said. "I like the
idea of being in contact with other
universities across the continent,
but I want to stress that The Independent is a UBC paper put out
by UBC students."
The paper has a budget of
$2,800, according to documents
filed with the AMS. The Independent, according to their filed budget, plans to get $2,100 from do
nations from the paper's contributors and "the private sector."
Tim Lo, commissioner for the
Student Administrative Commission, the AMS body that regulates
clubs, said the staff of the paper
"kept saying that they were going
to be funded by the Madison Center" during the SAC meeting that
approved the formation ofthe paper as an AMS club.
"They said they were getting
their donations from the Madison
Center for Educational Affairs, a
right-wing group that funds papers in the USA," Lo said. "Jason
Ford said they would pay for the
papers themselves if they had
to...we said that would cost $2,100
and they shrugged it off.
"We didn't look at their funding as if it would be bad for students, as in a religious cult group
or something like that. We saw it
more like the funding of a political
club, like the Young NDP," Lo
said.
The monthly periodical has
dubbed itself as an "alternative"
to The Ubyssey, although Ford
said it was "not a newspaper."
"We published The Independent because this campus needs
an alternative. The Ubyssey provides a biased approach and while
we do not claim to offer an unbiased one, at least we offer a re
sponse," Ford said.
He added that the paper
would not provide alternative
news, as the staffers "don't have
the time or the wherewithal to
write news."
"What we do provide is a forum for UBC students to discuss
and debate ideas," Ford said. "We
want input from UBC students,
letters and opinion articles, even
if they aren't conservative." He
said the paper may ask contributors to help with production
costs.
However, he said, most ofthe
material found in The Ubyssey
would be unsuitable for his paper.
"The overwhelming majority
of Ubyssey material would not run
in The Independent," Ford said.
"The Ubyssey only runs a very
limited amount at rational letters, articles, or opinion pieces."
Ford and his paper may have
a long way to go. The first three
students this writer found Friday
who had read The Independent,
were critical of its point of view.
"I don't find anything wrong
with them exercising their right
of free speech to put out the newspaper, but personally I find their
point of view oppressive and degrading, highly irrational and debatable," Tamara Eberle, a second-year sociology student, said.
Sedgewick
library
expands
by Terrie Chan
A $24-million addition to
Sedgewick Library will be
built in the garden pit area
between Sedgewick and the
Math Building.
"The new addition is
planned for completion by
August 1995," said Derek
Miller, a student representative on the Board of Governors.
"The university figures
out a five to ten-year plan of
what kind of construction will
go on—of buildings and new
facilities," he said. "However
details of plans can't be discussed until final contracts are
signed."
Though final contracts
with architects Arthur
Erickson and Aitken
Wreglesworth have not been
signed, the structure will have
two stories above ground, according a UBC External Affairs pamphlet.
And a significant proportion ofthe stack areas will be
constructed underground, according to information from
the Campus Planning Office.
About 100,000 square feet
of Library Centre Phase I to
be added to the existing
113,000 in Sedgewick, will
roughly double Sedgewick's
current size.
However, there have been
previous proposals for expansion. According to a November
1980 Ubyssey article, the administration proposed to improve UBC's library system, a
project then estimated at more
than $43 million.
Two years ago, a proposal
to build between the area of
Main and Sedgewick included
the destruction ofthe garden.
History professor Christopher Friedrichs, who opposed this design, said the new
site is the best option.
"The present site is the
best possible alternative," he
said.
Funded by the university
and the provincial government, Phase I will accommodate materials for research
such as the Humanities and
Social Sciences collections,
Government Publications and
the Data Library, including
other services, administration
and study areas from Main
Library.
Later phases will be built
to hold material from Main
Stacks, but are not included
in the current costs Phase I.
"Parts of Main aren't
structurally sound and it
would be prohibitively expensive to upgrade Main," said
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Immigrant dream: from village to city
"My image of Canada before I came
was weird. I thought it was Las
Vegas. Whenyou think of a wealthy
country, you think of lights and
high rises."
by Jonathan Wong
Twelve years ago, an 11-year-
old girl could be seen in a
Guangdong village sitting by a
brick wok-stand. She waited for
hours until the congee was cooked.
In her two-story brick house,
electricity powered only alightbulb
in each room and there were no
outlets.
Kwang Fung lived with three
families.
"It was really tight," says
Fung, now an SFU student. "We
[Fung, her sister, her mother and
two brothers] had only one room.*
Fung started school late at
age ten. Baby-sitting and cooking
were her childhood.
"I remember it well because I
burned myself once when I was
cooking," she says. "You really
needed two people to cook—one to
throw the hay in to keep the fire
burning and one to look after the
food.
"Ifs not as convenient as a
barbecue—let me tell you," says
Fung with a laugh.
Her father, now a restaurant
cook, went to Canada earlier, while
her mother, now a poultry factory
employee, worked all day for the
village commune.
"At that time, there was a
collective system in China," Fung
says. "When harvest season came,
she worked so late and didnt have
time for us.
"I remember how hungry I
was," Fung says. "It was totally
devastating. We didn't even have
crackers. Even when you had
money, sometimes you could not
buy rice because, they [the government] exported it.
"I feel good to be here [Canada]
after all those years. Food is
abundant. And you don't have to
buy tickets.*
In China, food purchases had
been restricted by the number of
government meal item tickets allotted to each family.
Fung says she also remembers
long treks from the village to fetch
water. "The water there was so
dirty and you had to walk a mile to
get it."
A typical meal for Fung included rice and vegetables with
occasional dried fish. "Meat was
scarce," she says. "If you wanted
meat, you had to kill your own
ducks or chickens."
Today, the SFU student works
weekends at a restaurant and at
an accountant's office on Fridays.
She says coming to Canada in
1979 has been the most dramatic
event of her life.
"I was a kid from a small village in China. I didn't see that
much. My mind was really narrow.
Nobody read us stories."
In 19 79, Fung spoke not a word
of English and relied on ESL
schools for months. In 1983,
McDonald's provided her a first
Eating disorders week:
support group update
by Jana Dionne
Karen Cox, a Douglas College
student, found that bulimia really
interfered with her life as a student.
Now recovered, she claims the
disorder's obsessive nature
"wreaked havoc on my concentration and confidence.
"I was a good student, but once
the eating disorder started, it was
the downfall of my studies," she
says.
Karen learned to deal with
life issues and feelings as they came
to her. "An eating disorder isn't
bad, it isnt wrong. It was a way to
deal with feelings I was previously
putting on the shelf."
Karen did not realize she had
an eating disorder until she attended a support Toup. "It was
the first time I re illy believed I
had a serious problem and that it
was okay," she says.
The group taught her that an
eating disorder has very little to do
with eating. Karen believes
bulimia was just another way of
coping. "It could've been alcohol, it
couldVe been an abusive relationship —for me it was food."
Says Karen, "sorting (her feelings] out one by one," enabled her
to then deal with the feelings she
was previously "swallowing".
She initially found help at a
support group lead by Sandy
Friedman, a counsellor who is currently directing the "Worrying
About Your Weight" eating disorder support group at UBC.
The group sessions work with
the belief that "there is no right or
wrong." They are not only be about
food and eating behaviours, but
focus on "life issues."
Dr. Carol Herbert, head of
Arab Student
Society workshops
The new Arab Students Society
has thoroughly surveyed 50 UBC
students, testingtheir knowledge
ofthe Arab World. Although they
expected some of the negative
opinions listed, it was the positive
views which surprised them.
Overall, the surveyed showed ASS
that there is adesiretolearnmore
about, as wellas aneed to explain,
Arab culture, history and religion.
Results ofthe survey can be
obtained from the Arab Students
Society.
The main purpose ofthe club
is to inform anyone interested,
Arabs and Canadians alike. The
ASS's first workshop will be held
this Thursday, October 31st at
12:30in Angus 321.The topic will
be Images ofthe Arab World. The
ASS plans to have workshops every other Thursday. All are welcome.
job.
"You come to Canada and dont
speak English, so where can you
work?" says Fung, who speaks fluently now.
"I didn't have anybody to talk
to about anything. My mind was so
narrow," she says. "If you lock a
kid up in a. room, she will not know
much."
In 1986, Fung graduated from
a Vancouver secondary school and
received a degree in office technology a year later from Capilano
College.
But her first break did not
come until 1989.
After a year of night school
while working part-time for Fisheries Council of BC (and a short
stint in BCIT nursing), Fung was
hired by a Vancouver geology firm
to be a full-time geologist's assistant.
"It was a big office, I met a lot
of people," she says. "It really expanded my mind."
In 1990 Fung subsequently
decided to enroll in several courses
at SFU, including dance.
Now, when not working at the
accountant's office, Fung attends
classes in business, economics,
psychology and kinesiology.
Though she hopes to be an
esthetician, she says there is "parental pressure to go out and get a
job."
"She [Kwang"s mother] wants
all the kids to be close to her and
she's a worrying type," says Kwang
who has also had urges to be a
flight attendant.
"rd like to know more people
andhear their stories. I wouldlove
to go and learn the cultures of each
country. Fd like that a lot, but I
don't have the chance."
In her East Vancouver
household, the grandparents from
Fung's former village domicile have
recently arrived for a visit.
"They tell me people have
breakfast there now," says Fung.
"Before people had barely two
meals a day."
Family Practices at UBC, thinks
the clinic is a positive project. "A
lot more women benefit from peer
support and a building of understanding of the meaning of food
and eating in our society," Herbert
says.
Karen offers encouragement
to prospective group members
faced with overcoming an eating
disorder. "It's hard work, but it's
not awful work," she says. "It felt
like it was never going to end [but
it is] definitely possible to get
through, to be a 'normal' person
again.
"[Women should] be ready to
let go of societal norms, like the
idea that women 'should' diet,"
Karen says.
According to Herbert, eating
disorders are caused by a group of
conditions, and there is no simple
cause and effect. "[There is] a
combination of physiological and
psychological vulnerability,"
Herbert says.
However, she sees the epidemic of eating disorders in recent
years resulting mainly from "a
major influence from our society to
be thin. Most women with eating
disorders will benefit from education, rather than medical treatment," she says.
Friedman says the support
group is slow in starting and needs
new people.
With more advertising, letters
to faculties about the new group,
and by simply raising awareness
during Eating Disorders Week
(Oct.28 to Nov.3), Friedman is optimistic about a better turnout.
The next meeting will be
Monday, November 4 at 6:30 in the
Women Students' Lounge.
Day of the Long Boats off to a bang off Jericho Beach.
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Group backs right wing press
by Rick Hiebert
The new UBC periodical The
Independent has requested funding from a foundation with a long
history of funding right-wing student papers in the United States—
and Canada.
The Madison Center for Educational Affairs is a Washington-
based non-profit organization with
strong funding ties to US foundations and corporations with conservative giving habits. Companies
like Mobil Oil, Dow Chemical,
Coors, Smith Richardson and the
Chase Manhattan Bank have donated funds to the Center.
In 1983 and 1984, the predecessor ofthe Center, the Institute
for Educational Affairs (IEA), gave
about $3,000 to conservative student newspapers at McGill, the
University of Toronto and Queen's.
The papers died so the subsidies
were discontinued.
The IEA does not exist anymore—it merged with the conservative lobby group and think tank,
the Madison Center in 1990—yet
the Madison Center for Educational Affairs continues the work
of both foundations in promoting
conservative points of view on US
campuses.
In 1990, the Madison Center
for Educational Affairs gave
$140,000 to about 40 conservative
student newspapers needing subsidies through an organization of
65 US conservative student newspapers which the Center set up,
called the Campus Network.
"The Campus Network is es
tablished to help the alternative
student press and the vast majority ofthe established studentpress
is liberal," Brian Fraley,
programme officer ofthe Campus
Network said.
"From the sheer number of
people that turn to us, we feel
there is a problem with some not
being able to participate in the
debate on issues on our campuses
and we aire here because we are
needed," Fraley said.
Some observers disagree with
Fraley. Colleen Magle, Boston
college student and staff member
of a campus feminist paper, said
the Center is trying to seize the
ideological initiative on campuses.
"The Madison Center is quite
slick. They have a right-wing
agenda and they know what they
want. They are using the papers
they fund to try and influence
students," she said.
Besides the Campus Network,
the Center has donated to various
academic projects of interest to
conservatives, includingbooks and
films. Dinesh D'Souza's book Illiberal Education, which criticizes
campus life from a conservative
perspective and is a centrepiece of
the "political correctness" debate,
was partly funded by the Madison
Center.
"If [Canadian student papers]
met our other criteria, I wouldn't
think tha't being in Canada would
exclude them from participating
in our network and getting advertising or subsidies," Fraley said. "I
have no problem with Canada per
Many have problems with the
journalistic ethics of theright-wing
student press in the US.
Magle has seen what a Network paper can do a first hand, as
The Boston College Observer operates on her campus.
"The Observer, like most right
wing papers, acts racist, sexist and
homophobic on a consistent basis,"
Magle said. "It goes through
phases, from relatively tame
writing to very rabid."
"Something they are trying to
do is to trying to restructure and
reshape the minds of students on
the issues. Boston College is
Catholic, so they use Catholicism
to argue in favour of their agenda,"
she said.
Magle said the Observer tried
to discredit the left on campus
earlier this fall by writing a critical
article on a prominent campus
feminist. The article concentrated
not on her beliefs or activities, but
the fact that one day her mother
came to campus in arented Lincoln
Town Car to pick her up.
Magle has read several ofthe
New England conservative papers,
including The Dartmouth Review.
The Review is published at
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire and is probably the most fa-
mousright wing US student paper.
The Review has done many
things to get national attention.
Staffers have taken sledgehammers to anti-apartheid shanties
and had an argument with a music
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snowblown win
by Gerry Johnson
The UBC Thunderbirds
braved arctic conditions to defeat
the Calgary Dinosaurs 3-0 on Friday and followed up on Saturday
with a 4-0 snowstorm win over the
University of Lethbridge.
The first game in Calgary was
played on a snowplowed field at
temperatures dropping to around
minus ten degrees.
"The game resembled our last
(1-0) victory over UVic," said UBC
coach Dick Mosher. "The first half
ended 0-0 with Calgary playing us
tight and the Thunderbirds giving
up nothing at the back.
"We won the game in typical
UBC style. Once we "broke the ice'
in the second half, we got some
breaks and scored the goals we
needed for the win."
Colin Pettingale notched his
sixth goal ofthe season in the 55th
minute and Ric Celebrini followed
up with UBC's second at 65 minutes. The third goal came as a
result of an own goal by Calgary in
the 80th minute.
The next day UBC had an
easier time in their win against
Lethbridge but had to endure a
swirling snowstorm. Playing in
their usual give-nothing-away
manner, the Thunderbirds domi
nated the match, giving Pat Onstad
his second shutout ofthe weekend.
"Our whole backline played
very solidly, and in particular,
Jamie Gumiak, was outstanding
at left-back," said Dick Mosher.
Celebrini opened scoring after twenty minutes to make the
score at halftime 1-0. And within a
span of five minutes midway
through the second half, Neil
Wilkinson (penalty shot), Rob Reed
(header) and Mike Mosher completed the UBC scoring.
"The crucial game is against
Alberta on Friday," Mosher said.
"With these two wins last weekend
we've put a lot of pressure on
Alberta, which is ahead in the
standings at this point, but we've
got two games in hand. Our destiny is still in our own hands."
The Canada West title match
against Alberta this Friday has
been tentatively rescheduled to a
2 pm kickoff. And judging by our
own snowstorm yesterday, the
Thunderbirds may yet again have
to pull out another victory from
the deep-freeze.
• The women's team is still search-
ingfor its first win this season, but
came up with a pair of draws over
the weekend—1-1 against Calgary
and 0-0 against Lethbridge.
X-runners take second
by A. Martel
UBC's Lori Durward finished first in the five kilometre
womens event at the Canada
West cross country running
championships at the University of Victoria on Saturday.
But as a team, UBC finished second behind UVic
missing a chance to qualify
outright for the national championships in two weeks time.
Instead, the Thunderbirds
are hoping for a wildcard entry
based on their performance at
the Canada Wests, their second
place finish at the nationals last
year and that the nationals are
in Victoria this year.
And with the continued
good form of Durward and the
further improvement of Meghan
O'Brian (sixth) and Karen
Reader (12th), both still returning to full fitness after recent injuries, the team should
prove competitive, UBC coach
Merek Jedrzejek said.
In the men's competition,
UBC finished third behind UVic
and the University of Manitoba.
UBC's best placed runners in
the 10K event were Mike
Dennison (fifth) and Avery
Stevenson (sixth).
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Still a chance
for footbirds
by Ma* Nielsen
Despite a 26-18 loss to the
University of Manitoba Bisons in
Winnipeg on Saturday, the UBC
Thunderbirds still have a shot at a
play-off berth in Canada West football.
And ironically, part of those
hopes rest on the Bisons doing to
the University of Calgary Dinosaurs
this weekend what they have just
finished doing to the Thunderbirds.
Strange but true. If Manitoba
beats the Dinos—and if UBC beats
the University of Saskatchewan
Huskies—inthisthefinal weekend
of league play, the Thunderbirds
are in. If either the Dinos or the
Huskies win, UBC is out.
What incentive would the
Bison's have to win? By doing so, or
at least losing to Calgary by no
more than ten points (which is, after all, just a touchdown and a field
goal), Manitoba gets first place.
It's a shot, but also a situation
that Thunderbird head coach Prank
Smith would rather not be in.
"Up to now, we've had the
chance to do it all ourselves," he
said. "Now we also have to depend
on someone else's performance."
Against Manitoba, UBC had
jumped to a 7-0 lead on two field
goals and a single point. But the
Bisons exploded for 20 points, all
but one scored in the second quarter, and due largely to punt returns
by Manitoba's Dave Courtemanche.
After teammate Grant
McMillan roped in a five-yard pass
for the Bison's first touchdown,
Courtemanche returned a punt to
UBCs 21-yard line to set up afield
goal. And on the next return he
found the endzone with an 80-yard
return.
"He's just a really fast guy,"
Smith said ofthe roolae, who also
wreaked havoc the last time UBC
played the Bisons before he left late
in the game with a knee injury.
The Thunderbirds mounted a
comeback starting with a 22-yard
touchdown reception by Jason
Walley and then a 32-yard field
goal by Roger Hennig to narrow the
margin to 20-17 early in the fourth
quarter.
But Courtemanche, who also
plays wide receiver, got his second
touchdown—on a 25-yard pass from
quarterback Brett Watt—and despite a failed two point conversion,
it was all the Bisons needed, as they
held UBC to a single point.
The Thunderbird's do-or-die
contest against the Huskies is set
for this Saturday at Thunderbird
Stadium, starting at 1pm.
1' Victoria buoyant
by Dianne Rudolf
UBC settled for second in the
first waterpolo tournament ofthe
women's Pacific West League this
weekend absorbing a 5-4 loss to
the University of Victoria in the
deciding game.
SFU placed third while Seattle brought up the rear for fourth
in the tournament played at the
Vancouver Aquatic Centre.
"The UBC team played very
well in the first two games," said
UBC coach Greg Lee, who saw his
team win 15-1 over Seattle and 8-
1 over SFU.
"We were more experienced
than either team which gave us a
good chance to practice our skills.
"In the final game, UVic came
on really strong in the first quarter, scoring four goals. UBC came
back in the second half, but not
quite strong enough," Lee said.
Top scorers for UBC were
Claire Hagar, Claudia Lee and
Rhonda Vanderfluit, while Nancy
Hill and Tara Campbell played
good defensive games.
In addition to the regular
league play, UBC and SFU fielded
senior alumni teams for two exhibition games in which UBC dominated 8-5 and 7-2.
The next women's waterpolo
tournament takes place in Seattle
this weekend.
Puckbirds bounce back
by Mark Nielsen
The UBC Thunderbirds
bounced back from an 11-4
pounding in Canada West hockey
to steal a 6-6 tie away from the
University of Regina Cougars in
Regina over the weekend.
"We couldn't stop them one-
on-one defensively on Friday
night," UBC coach Mike Coflin
said. "We didn't have to change the
game plan [the next night], we just
had to execute.
"The [Regina] forwards were
beating us low around the goal,
and once we stopped them from
doing that, we were alright."
UBC was still forced to play
catch-up hockey on Saturday, but
with two minutes remaining Mike
Ikeda scored his second goal ofthe
night to send the game into overtime.
Charles Cooper also scored
twice while Grant Delcourt and
Dave Bond each got a goal.
Thunderbird goalie Paul Hurl
handled 38 shots while UBC sent
34 at Regina's net.
Thunderbird goal scorers on
Friday night were Darren
Kwiatkowski, Scott Frizzell,
Delcourt and Bond.
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ditorial
NDP gov't, not
opposition
Considering they represent the socialist
hordes, the NDP have not exactly stormed
into power. They are so willing to stay away
from Victoria that they are waiting until
spring 1992 before convening a session ofthe
legislature.
And the NDP is confirming a conviction
in most people's minds—it is the government
because the Socreds lost, and not because
the NDP won.
The NDP should start acting like the
government, not the opposition. They waited
16 years to get into power and one would
think they would be ready for action. Five
years may be a lot of time, but if the NDP is
going to implement any forward-looking
policies, they should do so at the beginning of
the term.
Instead of planning a junket to Asia, the
party should look over the Rockies and across
the prairies to Saskatchewan where, only
days after being elected, their counterparts
have announced they will convene a legislative session this year.
NDP leader Mike Harcourt says the trip
would be a good way to develop a liasion with
business and political leaders on the other
side ofthe Pacific. Considering that Asia has
been inundated with such good-will missions in recent years—from municipal and
federal as well as provincial government
members—will one more really make a difference?
There are pressing problems at home
now that must be addressed. If nothing else,
they should get a proper budget in place to
keep the government running until a fullblown session is called.
Harcourt says the NDP wants to implement policies one-by-one over a long time,
not all at once like they did the last time they
were in power. The NDP has criticized the
Socreds for being afraid to face legislation,
but now they are afraid ofthe same.
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That evening, perhaps as a reward for the day's work, evening plagiarism was
cancelled. We were all told to go to the pad of Haul Peschiera instead for a taped
Fonda work-out by the famed American monk Yggi King, the first Ajahn of Wat
Pah Nanachat He was one of the first Western Disciples of Hark Nielsen. The
teaching we were to hear had been given at the new Thatcher Institute in
Chithurst, England, recently opened by Terrie Chan. Margaret's name was
revered in that prosperous land, and her portrait took pride of place next to that
of Dianne Rudolf, pioneer of women's education in south-west Ireland in the
nineteenth century. The noble charitable works of these two great women were
continued under the benign supervision of the new chief priest Rick Hiebert. It
was exciting at last to receive a teaching from his famous monk companion
Andrew Martel, even if his dulcit tones were not quite captured by the tape
recorder we were forced to use. His talk on the benefits of night-time border-
crossings was in stark contrast to the disconnected ramble of bootleggers like Gay
Jatsby and Matthew Johnson. But then again it's difficult to survive in a world
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Vote advocates
harassment
The Clarence Thomas
and Anita Hill hearing was
the American media fiasco
of the century or at least of
this month. What could be
better than mixing sex and
politics in a scandal concerning two highly distinguished Black Americans?
It had soap opera junkies
engrossed and the rest of us
equally intrigued though
disgusted at the same time.
The hearing did personalize
the issues. Yet the issue that
rose to the surface in my
mind was the bias present in
the American institutions.
This humiliating experience
for both Thomas and Hill
needn't have occurred if the
Judiciary Committee had
looked into the case when it
was brought to their attention two months earlier. But
the 14 members of congress
sitting on the Judiciary
Committee obviously did not
deem Hill's complaint of
verbal sexual harassment
important enough to review
the situation in a private investigation.
With the vote now cast,
Thomas will be sitting on
the Supreme Court for the
next 30 years. He will be
determining the fabric of
""American Life" to some degree. It seems to me that if
there was any doubt that
Thomas may have violated
Hill, the benefit of that doubt
should have fallen on Hill
and thus on future sensitive
cases that Thomas will be
residing over. I do not believe that either Thomas or
Hill were consciously lying
but certainly only one could
be telling the truth.
Sadly, there is no way of
knowing the truth. And
frankly at this point, truth
about the gory details is
trivial. Butwhatisnttrivial
is the outcome of the hearing, which in the future may
act to prevent other women
from exposing incidents of
harassment; verbal or
physical. Many times a
woman does not have
physical evidence to prove
that she has been verbally
violated. A member of Congress, Arlen Spector asked
Hill why in 1982/83 she had
not written down evidence
proving the verbal harass-
menthad occurred. Probably
because it was only in 1986
that the Supreme Court
ruled that verbal harassment could be the cause of
action underthe CivilRights
act of 1964.
I would also say to
Arlen, that it's traumatic
enough being harassed but
to write accounts of that harassment down may be more
than some women can
handle. It is horrifying to
realize many women are
paining in silence.
Jennifer Dobson
Arts 4
Med student
conference
This summer we attended,
as UBC medical student
representatives, the IPPNW
Tenth Anniversary World
Conference which was held
in Stockholm, Sweden. The
International Physicians for
the Prevention of Nuclear
War (IPPNW) is an organization which won the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1985 for its
efforts at educating the public about the medical consequences of nuclear war.
IPPNW showed conclusively
that the only effective medical response to nuclear war
is that of prevention.
As medical students we
feel it is our professional
responsibility to try to help
prevent an event which, if it
occurred, would bring about
devastation beyond anyone's
imagination. The fact that
one is unable to foresee the
extent of danger to human
life is what makes it impossible for health professionals to prepare for such an
event. Therefore, prevention
of nuclear war is essential.
The theme of this year's
congress was "Global Communication for Common Security and Health". There
was a number of sessions and
workshops where a wide
range of issues were raised
and discussed, such as the
medical consequences of
nuclear weapons production
and testing. There was also
much discussion of expanding the IPPNW mandate to
include issues of development and the environment.
The depressing legacy of
the Gulf War dominated the
otherwise hopeful nature of
the congress. Doctors who
had just returned from Iraq
informed us that 200,000
children would be dead by
the end ofthe year.
At the Middle East   «
plenary session there were
physician representatives
from Egypt, Iraq, Israel,
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abilities of the mediator
(CPPNW  president  Dr.
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they did not necessarily
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The Congress was well
attended by physicians and
medical students from all
over 100 International
medical students. Our enthusiasm for the cause was ,
renewed by being around
thousands of others who
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working for peace.
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The Hill-Thomas affair in the States has generated the hottest debates
since the Gulf War. But
the US Supreme Court
confirmation hearings
brought up a couple of
points which the media has
obscured under racist and
sexist stereotypes.
Firstly, the swift ending ofthe Senate selection
committee's hearing of
judge Clarence Thomas's
following professor Anita
Hill's intervention in the
process demonstrates the
importance of women's
oppression in capitalism.
The executive wing ofthe
Bush administration, the
legislative wing of the
Senate and the judicial
wing ofthe Supreme Court
selection process all refused to assess Hill's alle-
A case of token justice
gations of sexual harassment
against Thomas.
No senator was prepared to confront sexual harassment as a political issue; Hill's testimony was either "unexaminable" or
"mudsling-
ing." But during the hearings, senators
repeatedly questioned Hill
about her acceptance and
compliance with Thomas'
behaviour.
For woman to survive,
let alone advance, in a system which thrives on the oppression of women, a woman
is under extreme pressure
to submit to that oppression.
Furthermore, a woman in
an abusive situation with a
man having social or economic power over her often
chooses to ignore it, hoping
that the abuse might end,
and knowing that her complaints might not be taken
seriously by the police or
anyone who could actually
stop the abuser.
The resistance by gov-
ernments
and legal
processes to
recognize the
extent of sexual harassment
in creating and enforcing
anti-discrimination statutes
is strong evidence to demonstrate the importance of
women's oppression under
capitalism. This resistance
was again evident as the
senators swept Hill's accusations under the table as a
moral issue.
The second point about
the Hill-Thomas affair relates to the "politics of Supreme Court selections over
the past decade. Clarence
Thomas is a Black Republican judge. He opposes
affirmative-action hiring
policies as "reverse discrimination." He opposes
women's right to choice,
believing abortion to be the
"new Holocaust." His perspective on equal-opportunity hiring practices is unlikely to be positive.
Thomas's record
makes him a perfect Uncle
Tom for the Bush
administration's campaign
to contain Black resistance
to a federal programme of
cutbacks and police racism.
Thomas is no "brother" to
male and female workers,
those who will be hit
hardest by his votes in the
next Supreme Court.
Ian Weniger
Arts 3
6/THE UBYSSEY
October 29,1991 Continued from page 3
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merit.
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serve to provoke and browbeat
people, and the ones that exist
solely to provoke and disturb are
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