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Wed, Apr 9th - 10:53AM
Oil prices soaring again...
Oil prices went up $2.31 today to US$110.81 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange,
flirting with the all-time record of $111.80 set in March.
Check out the History of Oil prices at Hundred Dollar Oil.
Wed, Apr 9th - 10:18AM
Gun Culture, Hatemail, oh my!
A Formulaic Response to Hatemail:
We've recently been inundated by a
small deluge of pro-gun letters citing lack of references, lack of
bibliography and claiming shoddy information regarding the opinion
piece located at:
We respect your opinion on this matter and hope you will respect ours.
As some of you have noted the Feminist eZine archives articles on
feminism for research purposes, but not all the articles include
statistics. The one you've responded to is largely an opinion piece
which is concerned with our view on using firearms to support feminism
(and in reverse, using feminism to support the right to bear arms).
The article in question was co-written by myself, Suzanne MacNevin, and
our assistant editor Charles Moffat who knows quite a bit about
firearms, their relative laws and also wrote the following articles:
Gun Control in Canada
Handguns in Canada
Charles Moffat comes from an unusual perspective because he was nearly
murdered when he was 12 years old by a complete stranger, and yet he
himself is a supporter of the right to own rifles/shotguns but opposes
the legality of handguns.
You have every right to disagree with his, and our, opinions, and you
may disagree with some of the information on our website and how it is
You will note that at the bottom of the Subverting Feminism for Guns
article we do actually recommend women consider carrying a handgun, and
we even recommend the .357 Magnum. Some of you have pointed out that
the .357 Magnum is a bit heavy and you're under the impression that
"poor little weak women" can't even hold a Magnum properly. We assure
you women are a lot stronger than you think and they're more than
capable of pointing it at point blank range and hitting the target
squarely in the chest (unless they're nearly blind of course).
The article was directed not so much at the NRA, but at gun culture in
general since the NRA has no real presence in Canada or overseas and is
basically a rebuke of gun propaganda which attempts to convince people
that guns will protect you from rape/etc. Our personal belief however
is that women in particular would benefit from more exercise and
learning how to fight.
You can see my own article about Weightlifting for Women here:
And another about abdominal exercises here:
If any of you are also into boxing or martial arts and would like to
contribute an article on boxing/martial arts for beginners we'd be
interested in reading what you have to say and perhaps publishing it in
our health section as an alternative exercise.
You will note that Moffat and myself don't completely agree on the handgun issue, and we certainly don't expect everyone to agree with either of us.
Editor of the Lilith eZine