Marie Curie

Just in time for yesterday's Women's Day, an unhinged misogynist is running amok in Canada. Fliers are popping up on the University of Waterloo's campus, posted over campaign fliers of women running for student government. These posters read "The brightest woman this Earth ever created was Marie Curie, The mother of the nuclear bomb. You tell me if the plan of women leading men is still a good idea!" Oh, the tunnel vision of true bigots. 

Afraid his message wouldn't be convincing enough (surrounded by all the calls for roommates and "chill-but-talented bassists"), the Curie-hater decided to pose as Waterloo's president and send a mass e-mail reiterating his feeling that women in power are dangerous and should be stopped, lest we risk a nuclear holocaust. Some particularly disturbing quotes from his rant:

"The truth is that over-educated women are truly dangerous. If they don't know right from wrong they will nuke the whole Planet and call it the latest fashion from Holt Renfrew."

The University president responded quickly to say he had not, in fact authored the email. If the perpetrator turns out to be a student, he or she could be expelled. But since gender isn't a protected category under Canada's hate-crime laws, the posters are not, in fact, illegal. 

Tags Feminism

Commentarium (12 Comments)

Mar 09 11 - 4:02pm

Oh no! Is someone other than white males not specially protected under the law of the land?

I'm sure this psycho getting expelled from college and ostracized for his idiocy won't be enough. If things like this aren't a hate crime, the world will surely fall into disarray.

Mar 09 11 - 10:05pm

@Holt Renfrew comment
I nearly burst out laughing in a public library from that.

Mar 11 11 - 3:18pm
Bill Gates

It isn't that they don't know right from wrong, it's just that a few days each month, they don't care.

Mar 11 11 - 4:46pm

Lick my menarche. Seriously.

Mar 11 11 - 7:33pm

If we should fear women because *one* woman was behind the atomic bomb, what the fuck are we going to do about *men*!?

Mar 12 11 - 3:58am
Michael Meadon

heh. Indeed.

Mar 12 11 - 4:08pm
Miss Juice

And... not that this should matter, but she claiming Marie Currie was behind the atomic bomb is sort of like blaming the Wright Brothers for fighter planes or something.

May 12 11 - 1:47pm

Or 9/11.

Mar 12 11 - 3:58am
Michael Meadon

Your eagerness to quash free speech when you don't like it is lamentable and illiberal.

The response to this kind of idiocy is the point and laugh, to ridicule, to educate. Not to fine, or to jail.

Mar 12 11 - 11:53am

I guess Nerve has never heard of Poe's law.

Mar 14 11 - 8:30pm


Aug 31 11 - 12:43pm

You're a real deep tinhker. Thanks for sharing.