The planet doesn’t rotate

“The world has gone mad”.

That’s the reaction many of you had after reading my column on Wednesday. One of the things I told you there was that the Montreal Women’s Health Center speaks of “vagina owners” and “penis owners.”

They reacted so strongly that the center changed its publications!

But read my column to the end. I offer you other ways to see that sadly, waking sickness is spreading across the planet.


In my column entitled Sex in all its statesI told you about this funny Newspeak used by more and more institutions, cultural or otherwise.

After my column was published, the Montreal Women’s Health Center corrected its post to remove any reference to “vagina owners” and posted this correction on Facebook: “In this post, we should have written ‘women and people who need gynecological care can benefit . We try to be as comprehensive as possible, and we’re not immune to missteps. »

phew! At least there are deviations that can be corrected.

But let me tell you about a disturbing delirium that is coming to us… from Europe.

I have read myself Le figaro recently: “One of the UK’s leading dance schools, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) in Leeds, has canceled classical ballet auditions. The establishment decided to make the program more inclusive and “gender neutral” after realizing that the male and female roles in classical ballet are discriminatory towards non-binary and transgender people. »

At first I thought it was an April Fool’s joke in mid-July. But no. British newspapers also reported on this story.

This dance school has therefore decided to remove classical ballet from the compulsory performances in auditions in order to select their future students.

The school made this change as part of a broader operation to “decolonize” its teaching in the name of, you guessed it, the “Justice, Diversity, Inclusion” trio.

Classical ballet has been criticized for being built around a ‘white and European’ idea of ​​what a body should look like!

It’s also considered an overly elitist art form because of the high cost involved in learning it!

Francesca McCarthy, the school’s director of undergraduate studies, told the media that the classic ballet terminology that differentiates between “dancers” and “ballerinas” is too gender-specific and given “the inclusion of non-binary and transgender artists.” She encourages school staff to use neutral vocabulary such as “people/individuals/everyone” instead of “he/she”.

McCarthy added that this terminology (dancers/ballerina flats) is outdated…because it came from a time when there was a clear distinction between men and women.


From a young age, I experienced intense artistic emotions watching classical ballet performances.

The elegance of female bodies, the energy of male bodies, the flights of Baryshnikov or the grace of prima ballerina Anik Bissonnette, are you telling me that all of this is outdated, cheesy…discriminatory?

In any case, this era is allergic to beauty!

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