Apr 092011
 

Tuesday’s show kicked-off with Kathy “Five Feet of Fury” Shaidle from Ontario, RKR tackled Ontario’s newest cultural phenomenon: Toronto’s “SlutWalk“.
“Their message,” said Shaidle, “is: ‘We can dress any way we want, and there should be zero consequences’.”
She recalled an incident a couple of years ago in downtown Toronto, when she and an elderly lady, with a handful people from the Jewish Defence League, confronted about 3,000 Muslims, screaming “Death to the Jews!”
Terry O’Neill said “SlutWalk” is just part of a general vulgarization of the culture.
“It’s a power issue,” he said. “They want to show the sexual power they have.”
The “SlutWalk” in Toronto–in which many women dressed very provocatively, asserting the right to do so without attracting unwanted male attentions–arose after a Toronto policeman, speaking at York University, told young co-eds they could lessen the risk of rape if they did not dress “like a slut.”
“They best way to avoid anything like that [i.e., rape] is for us to allow ‘concealed carry’ in Canada,” Shaidle said.
[Thirty-eight states in the USA have passed laws that allow citizens to carry concealed weapons for self-defence, if they don't have criminal records or a certifiable mental illness, and have passed a firearms safety course; all those states have experienced declines in violent crime.]
One listener e-mailed: “The problem starts in academia.” That triggered Shaidle to state: “I was smart enough not to go to university; it was the best decision I ever made… The pressure on academics is the demand to publish; you have to come up with new things like ‘Abe Lincoln was secretly gay’.”
This remark reminded Terry O’Neill of a feature he had created for Ezra Levant’s now-defunct newsmagazine Western Standard: “The Nuttiest Professor”.
Kari Simpson interjected: “We’ve made an industry of keeping universities in demand… do we really need university courses on how to care for toddlers?”
Shaidle agreed: “We’ve made a business of credentialing everything… It’s an aspect of our ‘paperwork society’… entrepreneurship is punished by the people who don’t have what it takes to be entrepreneurs–that’s why they work in government–and we tell our kids, ‘Just go along with whatever the professor says… just shut up and go along, and get your credentials.”
“My prediction,” she added, “is that ten years from now there’ll be municipal funding for an annual SlutWalk day; then it’ll go to SlutWalk week, and then SlutWalk month, just like they did for ‘Gay Pride’.”
Terry O’Neill quoted Rudyard Kipling’s poem The gods of the copy-book headings (the title refers to the conventional mottoes that were printed at the top of every page in schoolboys’ “copy-books” when Kipling was in school a century ago):
” ‘In the end, the gods of the copybook headings, with terror and slaughter, will return.’–meaning that traditional morality always re-asserts itself; and the more energetically society tries to repress it, the more violently it will return.
“Ted Byfield has been using that for four decades,” Terry recalled.
Shaidle noted: “So-called ‘intellectual’ liberals in the United States mocked Glenn Beck as a ‘lousy poet’ when he quoted that; Kipling won a Nobel Prize for it, but they didn’t even recognize it.”
Because we lack poets of that calibre today, Shaidle said, she often quotes stand-up comics in her blog, Five Feet of Fury.com:
“Comedians are the court jesters of our culture; they can say the things that no one else can get away with.”

Check-out RKR’s interview with Kathie Shaidle’s here!!
Shaidle classic – Why Slutwalk is worse than burning the Koran here