Then stop dressing your women like freakazoids. Problem solved.
PLEASE read this chilling National Post report on Day One of the Steyn trial:
He is not obliged to demonstrate what harm occurred to whom, or to what degree. Maclean’s magazine and Mr. Steyn could still be found to have violated B. C.’s Human Rights Code. No proof of damage is required.
Meanwhile, if found to have violated the code, Maclean’s faces sanctions, including payment to the complainant “an amount that the member or panel considers appropriate to compensate that person for injury to dignity, feelings and self respect or to any of them.”
The magazine could also be ordered to stop publishing certain ideas and points of view.
Mr. Joseph opened with a blistering attack. The Steyn excerpt that Maclean’s published in October, 2006, presented Muslims as “a violent people” who hold traditional Canadian values “in contempt,” he alleged. Their religion was portrayed as “inhuman” and “violent.”
Even the cover image that Maclean’s chose to run with the Steyn excerpt was hauled before the inquiry. The image of two Muslim women, along with the magazine’s cover line, “could have been the picture of a horror cult movie,” declared Mr. Joseph.
He soon swerved off topic, referring to inflammatory passages from Mr. Steyn’s book that did not appear in Maclean’s. He mentioned “20 other articles” that ran in Maclean’s, beginning in January, 2005; these were also unkind to Muslims, he alleged, even if they were not part of his client’s complaint.
Mr. Joseph even slammed Maclean’s for publishing letters from readers praising the magazine and Mr. Steyn.