December 05, 2018

For or against violence against women? Unclear email leaves councillor perplexed over purple

David MenziesMission Specialist

York Regional Councillor Carmine Perrelli was perplexed the other day when he received an email alert from the Town of Richmond Hill notifying him of a flag-raising event on December 6, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women commemorating the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal.

What perplexed Perrelli was the call to action asking everyone to wear the colour purple to indicate their support for violence against women. What?

Like any gentleman who believes in chivalry, not to mention obeying the law, Mr. Perrelli is not one to engage in violence against women or anyone else. Nor does he intend to wear a colour of clothing that supposedly promotes violence against women.

He sought clarification from the email’s author but received the usual non-answer from another politician.

I then tried to get a response from someone, anyone, on Ward 5 council, and even tried the only female councillor in Ward 5, Karen Cilevitz, but no response.

I don’t know if Cilevitz has ever engaged in violence against other women. But we do know she has engaged in verbal-bullying of a woman suffering from Stage 4 cancer.

But then again, as astute viewers of this space know, Richmond Hill actually bans the playing of O Canada prior to its council meetings due to the fact that the word “God” is in the national anthem’s lyrics and that might offend atheists... or something.

And so it is that thanks again to a lack of transparency and clarification, I share Carmine Perrelli’s angst pertaining to the colour purple.

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commented 2018-12-06 13:21:29 -0500
The confusion is understandable since the left has shown that they’re fine with violence against conservative women. It’s also okay for fake refugees to grope or commit violence against girls.
commented 2018-12-05 20:33:08 -0500
WILLIAM GERULA commented 2 hours ago
The grave dancing is going full swing in my area. Don’t dare have a difference of opinion or you will be insulted,shamed and threatened by these peaceful feminista’s.
No massacre in almost 30 years so they act like it happened yesterday.


Good to see you posting here Bill, hope you are getting some time to enjoy the great outdoors….;-)
commented 2018-12-05 20:29:25 -0500
David, in the adult cartoon series BOONDOCKS one of the characters wears purple….which is why I think it is a cynical joke to choose that color as a violence against women symbol…
commented 2018-12-05 20:21:12 -0500
Actually Stephen it was a 16 year old girl who lived across the street from the school. She got the gun…a Ruger 10/22 …for her birthday from her dad. At parole hearings later (she seems to, like others miss the point that parole adjudicators are looking for mea culpa confessions and contrite repentance) claimed that it was sexual abuse by her father that caused the outburst of violence on the innocent…..she hasn’t been paroled. Her name is Brenda Spencer if you care to look it up.
commented 2018-12-05 18:35:09 -0500
The song “I Don’t Like Mondays” was based upon a statement by an elementary school teacher as her reason why she shoot the little boys in the school. Yes, selectively murdering very young males for the fact that they are males. No big deal. But some whacko with considerable mental issues does likewise to university aged women it becomes a national – if not international – call to arms (no pun intended) against violence committed against women. Oh yes, and a reason for gun control and disarming the public.

So, when a women did this against males it is a shrug of the shoulders. When it is against women it becomes a rally cry for social change.
commented 2018-12-05 18:22:06 -0500
The grave dancing is going full swing in my area. Don’t dare have a difference of opinion or you will be insulted,shamed and threatened by these peaceful feminista’s.
No massacre in almost 30 years so they act like it happened yesterday.
commented 2018-12-05 16:57:56 -0500
If some young feminist hot head had of killed a dozen boys while shouting “Je haie le Patriarchie” they would have re-named the school after her.
commented 2018-12-05 16:50:59 -0500
The feminist snakes are using women to ultimately destroy the family unit. Men and boys are the first to be destroyed, but ultimately women are also in their sights. It’s why they are pro-abortion and they undermine pro-life groups because they don’t want women having babies. These feminists will one day regret their actions, when they are old and lonely, and watching the human race die out.

That massacre was committed by a Muslim, and it looks like they are rewriting history and smearing all men, with the actions of a lone wolf.
commented 2018-12-05 16:28:32 -0500
It is all to promote hatred of men & boys. Proves that feminism is a hate group.