Janettes Charter

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Quebec's White, Privileged Feminists Don't Speak For Me

As the Charter of Quebec Values debate continues to heat up. The latest to make waves in our media landscape was a letter recently written by author Janette Bertrand and co-signed by 20 other women coming to the Charter's defense. In their letter, published simultaneously in three Quebec daily newspapers yesterday, the women explain that they, as ardent feminists, can't possibly be against the Charter. They then proceed to refer to all Muslim women who wear the veil as "manipulated" and "crazy". Isn't solidarity grand? Dear Janettes, You completely missed the mark. Feminism is first and foremost about choice