Columnist intrudes

Columnist intrudes Re: Does Northwestel need to hawk porn? I found this article offensive on so many levels. The author seems to be coming across as being offended by Northwestel's lack of morals for offering its customers porn? Really? As a woman I f

Re: Does Northwestel need to hawk porn?

I found this article offensive on so many levels. The author seems to be coming across as being offended by Northwestel’s lack of morals for offering its customers porn? Really?

As a woman I find it offensive that a man would have the audacity to write a letter telling me I should be offended by porn. These girls clearly choose to do what they do. I’m sure their parents don’t like it, but how is it anyone else’s business?

Nobody forces them to do it, they make the choice to go in to work just like everyone else and is that not the definition of women’s rights? The right to choose? The right to not be suppressed by society, by a man? How dare he, a man, tell me what is or isn’t immoral, if I so choose to do that with my body.

Northwestel, as a company, is only offering what its customer want. I’ve never personally seen it advertised, or pushed in my face. It’s there, yes, I’ve watched it. I have kids in my home and I’m appreciative that Northwestel has given me the tools to block those channels and those channel titles from my kids.

Maybe if he is so offended due to being so narrow minded he should just, I don’t know, not watch it! For someone who’s on such a moral high ground that he tells me how to feel about it as a woman, he seems to know an awful lot about what goes on in these videos, in the industry.

Just research? Hardly. If he’s so concerned with the well-being of these women then maybe he should exert his efforts elsewhere as opposed to wasting his time making the ludicrous suggestion that Northwestel’s employees support what he “claims” goes on in pornography.

I’m a woman, and I don’t find porn “degrading” in the least – it’s liberating. If a woman chooses that for herself then all the power to her. This author has no right to even suggest to me how I should feel about this issue and certainly has no right to suggest to me that I should have animosity towards Northwestel or its employees.

Jessica Ukrainetz

Whitehorse

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Team Yukon skip Laura Eby, left, directs her team as Team Northern Ontario skip Krysta Burns looks on at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary on Feb. 22. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)
Team Yukon reports positive experience at Scotties

Team Yukon played their final game at the national championship in Calgary on Thursday afternoon

A sign indicating a drop-off area behind Selkirk Elementary school in Whitehorse on Feb. 25. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Parking lot proposal for Selkirk Elementary criticized

Parents and school council are raising concerns about green space and traffic woes

adsf
WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Feb. 26, 2021

Josi Leideritz, the executive director for the Yukon Quest International Association (Canada), poses for a photo in Whitehorse on Oct.1, 2020. The Quest announced plans for its 2022 race to start in Fairbanks on Feb. 5. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
2022 Quest planning gets underway

Race would begin Feb. 5 in Fairbanks

Beadwork and boots being sold by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association. A survey from StatsCan reveals the number of Indigenous people who make handmade crafts. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Survey reveals number of Yukoners who speak Indigenous languages

Yukon is behind Nunavut and Northwest Territories when it comes to language retention

Tom Ullyett, pictured, is the first Yukoner to receive the Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence from the Canadian Bar Association for his work as a community builder and mentor in the territory. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Tom Ullyett wins lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Bar Association

Ullyett has worked in the Yukon’s justice ecosystem for 36 years as a public sector lawyer and mentor

The Blood Ties outreach van will now run seven nights a week, thanks to a boost in government funding. Logan Godin, coordinator, and Jesse Whelen, harm reduction counsellor, are seen here on May 12, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Blood Ties outreach van running seven nights a week with funding boost

The Yukon government is ramping up overdose response, considering safe supply plan

Ranj Pillai speaks to media about business relief programs in Whitehorse on April 1, 2020. The Yukon government announced Feb.25 that it will extend business support programs until September. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Government extends business relief programs to September, launches new loan

“It really gives folks some help with supporting their business with cash flow.”

Whitehorse City Hall. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A look at decisions made by Whitehorse City Council this week

Bylaw amendment Whitehorse city council is moving closer with changes to a… Continue reading

Susie Rogan is a veteran musher with 14 years of racing experience and Yukon Journey organizer. (Yukon Journey Facebook)
Yukon Journey mushers begin 255-mile race

Eleven mushers are participating in the race from Pelly Crossing to Whitehorse

Legislative assembly on the last day of the fall sitting in Whitehorse on Nov. 22, 2018. As the legislature prepares to return on March 4, the three parties are continuing to finalize candidates in the territory’s 19 ridings. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Nine new candidates confirmed in Yukon ridings

It has been a busy two weeks as the parties try to firm up candidates

David Malcolm, 40, has been charged with assaulting and attempting to disarm a police officer after an incident in Whitehorse on Feb. 18. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Man resists arrest, assaults officer

A Whitehorse man has been charged with assaulting and attempting to disarm… Continue reading

Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on Aug. 4, 2020. A site on Robert Service Way near the Alaska Highway has been selected as the future home of Yukon Energy’s energy storage project. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Site selected for Yukon Energy battery project

Planned to be in service by the end of 2022

Most Read