More fascination with the trivial
In case you haven’t heard (this is nearly impossible if you live here) a couple of days a go, a young lady attempted to purchase beer at a “male-only” bar in the gay village and was refused service. She has filed a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission. My first reaction was, “Good.” Why shouldn’t women be allowed to buy a beer there? (Though I can’t imagine why they would want to with the hard-core gay male pornography blaring from the many televisions. ) On the other hand, with the thousands of bars in the city that cater to everyone, isn’t there room for a few exclusive watering holes? I mean, speaking of being reasonable.
Anyway, just like the reasonable accommodation debate, the media has gone into high gear on this one, it wouldn’t surprise me if they were ultimately behind what I opened the Gazette to read this morning. “Women’s fitness club accused of discrimination – Gay man says he wants to make point” Apparently, he wants admission to Curves, the chain of women-only health clubs. (He doesn’t really want admission, he just wants to make a point.)
What point is that? That this is some kind of pissing contest? That the Human Rights Commission, with far loftier issues to deal with that involve real VICTIMS, is a trivial entity worthy of treating such complaints? In the case of the girl and her dad trying to enjoy a beer on a terrace in the village, they could have walked one block to Sky and enjoyed one of the best rooftop patios in the city. And as for the gay man trying to make a point? We get it already, now shut up.