Men Banned From Rock City Women's Festival

Yes, it's another"no men allowed" incident, according to this Ottawa Citizen article. As you would expect, they're backed up by the law to a certain extent since their justification "cites a 1986 case in Montreal, in which a feminist group wanted to exclude men from a musical event on International Women's Day. The Quebec Human Rights Commission ruled that excluding men was within the organization's right." If ever there was a good reason for men's groups to gatecrash.... Source: The Ottawa Citizen [newspaper]

Title: No offence intended, men, but you're still unwelcome

Author: Bev Wake

Date: June 28, 2001

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