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Toronto woman denied haircut files human rights complaint

'I want the shop to be cited and forced to give haircuts'

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by Anonymousreply 6005/04/2021
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by Anonymousreply 104/15/2021

Article is from 2012 and the original thread was closed already.

by Anonymousreply 204/15/2021

Thread was closed at 237 posts...

by Anonymousreply 304/15/2021

The barber, I think you should respect other people's religious views of they are not trying to attack you and he had another barber offer her a haircut.

by Anonymousreply 404/15/2021

Allah hates lesbian haircuts.

by Anonymousreply 504/16/2021

meh, man hating lesbian with a chip on her shoulder. Is she an academic? Women's studies?

by Anonymousreply 604/16/2021

Faith McGregor stepped into the Terminal Barber Shop on Bay St. for a lunch-hour haircut, requesting a butch-style “businessman,’’ short on the sides, tapered, and trim up top.

Co-owner Omar Mahrouk demurred, as did two other barbers working that day, explaining that his Muslim faith prohibited him from touching a woman who was not a member of his family.

McGregor was displeased, claims to have felt like a second-class citizen, and denounced Mahrouk. “You are sexist,’’ she stated before leaving.

“For me it was just a haircut and started out about me being a woman. Now we’re talking about religion versus gender versus human rights and businesses in Ontario,” said McGregor.

She filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario almost immediately, saying she felt like a “second-class citizen.”

Mahrouk’s response to the tribunal, provided through his lawyer David Kolinsky, doesn’t dispute McGregor’s complaint but says being forced to cut a woman’s hair would violate his freedom of religion.

“We live for our values. We are people who have values and we hold on to it. I am not going to change what the faith has stated to us to do. This is not extreme — this is just a basic value that we follow,” said Karim Saaden, co-owner of the Terminal Barber Shop.

He noted that it was a matter of adherence to faith, not a gender issue.

“In our faith, for instance, I can cut my mother’s hair, I can cut my sister’s hair, I can cut my wife’s hair, my daughter’s hair,” said Saaden.

The barbershop suggested a solution to McGregor toward the end of August, offering her a haircut from a barber willing to do so.

“It’s the principle of the matter so I turned down their lawyer’s offer and said, ‘No, I wish to continue with the tribunal,’ because this needs to be discussed and now it’s bigger than what occurred with me that one day, in one afternoon,” said McGregor.

She is asking the tribunal to force Terminal Barber Shop to offer its men’s haircuts to both genders, and suggests in her application that the shop post a sign indicating it serves both men and women. She is not seeking money.

So who do you side with? The Lesbian or the Male Barber?

by Anonymousreply 704/16/2021

The Lesbian. Our country, Our rules.

by Anonymousreply 804/16/2021

I'm a Lesbian who sides with the barber.

The barber was gentleman enough to offer one of my fellow Lesbians a haircut from another barber who did not share his faith. If he did not do that, my opinion would be far different, and I would side with my fellow Lesbian.

That's that.

by Anonymousreply 904/16/2021

The Lesbian and the Male Barber sounds like an excellent Movie of the Week.

by Anonymousreply 1004/16/2021

This is nonsense. If he doesn't want to cut her hair he shouldn't have to.

by Anonymousreply 1104/16/2021

Why does she claim he was sexist? If you at look at one way, it was guy vs guy

by Anonymousreply 1204/16/2021

They could've just given her a bad haircut.

Not that she'd have noticed.

by Anonymousreply 1305/03/2021

Do any Canadians want to explain their human rights stuff to us?

by Anonymousreply 1405/03/2021


by Anonymousreply 1505/03/2021

Guaranteed she works in the oxygen-less world of academia. These freaks have ruined our culture.

by Anonymousreply 1605/03/2021

..she should have added "..and ,OH, its ,my birthday"!

by Anonymousreply 1705/03/2021

Why does she feel she has to have THIS particular barber cut her hair if he offered someone else who could do it within the shop? She wasn't told no one could it, just that those practicing the Muslim faith couldn't do it. The shop offered someone else. I don't see the issue here.

by Anonymousreply 1805/03/2021

Yep, keep it up women. Keep it up.. And you wonder why so many people are okay with trans taking your place and taking over your spaces. It's because of this shit. But karma is bitch slapping all of you right before our very eyes, and it really feels so good.

by Anonymousreply 1905/03/2021

^ You don't understand the full implications of what's going on here, you might if you lived in an English city.

by Anonymousreply 2005/03/2021


by Anonymousreply 2105/03/2021

That's a woman?

by Anonymousreply 2205/03/2021

r18, I couldn't find anything about the shop offering someone else - I know that Canada's legal system can be overreaching, and I'm not supporting the avenue this woman has taken, just trying to clarify.

by Anonymousreply 2305/03/2021

[quote] The barbers, who are all Muslim, told her their religion didn't allow them to cut the hair of a woman who is not a member of their family.

Clash of Trans and Muslim.

by Anonymousreply 2405/03/2021

[quote] 'I want the shop to be cited and forced to give haircuts'

Of course you do.

by Anonymousreply 2505/03/2021

Agree with R4, R9, R11 and R18.

by Anonymousreply 2605/03/2021

Important to note that a haircut was offered only after the complaint was filed (again, not taking sides, just clarifying).

by Anonymousreply 2705/03/2021

Wow! This thread was so much funnier AND more complicated than I thought it would be. I'm all over the place. Too many thoughts.

by Anonymousreply 2805/03/2021

OP, thank you for posting this article from 2012. It's not even a decade old yet.

On other topics, I'm going to predict that ARGO will win the academy award for best film and that President Barack Obama will be re-elected.

Go San Francisco Giants!

by Anonymousreply 2905/03/2021

I'd have bumped the original thread if Muriel hadn't closed it early for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 3005/03/2021

So what was the ruling?

by Anonymousreply 3105/03/2021

In obiter, the judge remarked the dyke had one ugly haircut.

by Anonymousreply 3205/03/2021

[quote] Clash of Trans and Muslim.

It's a ciswoman.

by Anonymousreply 3305/03/2021

[quote]'I want the shop to be cited and forced to give haircuts'

And everyone gets the Sophia Petrillo...

by Anonymousreply 3405/03/2021

He should’ve shaved her bald.

by Anonymousreply 3505/03/2021

R23, this is from R7's post:

[quote] The barbershop suggested a solution to McGregor toward the end of August, offering her a haircut from a barber willing to do so.

“It’s the principle of the matter so I turned down their lawyer’s offer and said, ‘No, I wish to continue with the tribunal,’ because this needs to be discussed and now it’s bigger than what occurred with me that one day, in one afternoon,” said McGregor. [quote]

by Anonymousreply 3605/03/2021

Thanks, r36 - I managed to find the info for myself after initially not bothering to read the thread properly - r27

Now it turns out it's all from 2012!

by Anonymousreply 3705/03/2021

What was the tribunal’s ruling?

by Anonymousreply 3805/03/2021

What happened with her complaint?

by Anonymousreply 3905/04/2021

The barber has stated his boundaries.

by Anonymousreply 4005/04/2021

She's a parajustice.

She LIVES for doing things like this.

by Anonymousreply 4105/04/2021

Remember Astor Place Barber in the 80’s, no one gave a shit who you were, hair was hair.

by Anonymousreply 4205/04/2021

'Quietly resolved' = got a settlement to go away

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by Anonymousreply 4305/04/2021

God, that's one ugly dyke.

by Anonymousreply 4405/04/2021

This man was set up. Hope "the resolution" didn't involve giving her money, The resolution should have been referral to a female barber. What scam has she tried to pull lately?

by Anonymousreply 4505/04/2021

She went looking for that barber.

I know this type.

by Anonymousreply 4605/04/2021

Demi Lovato is being triggered as we speak.

by Anonymousreply 4705/04/2021

So dykey.

by Anonymousreply 4805/04/2021

This woman is in the grievance business.

This woman makes money from other people's unhappiness.

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by Anonymousreply 4905/04/2021

Now we know the real reason Ellen became Eliot.

She needed a haircut.

by Anonymousreply 5005/04/2021

This woman is a provocateur for money.

But what is her endgame? Does she want to ban Muslim Misogynists from her Christian Canada?

by Anonymousreply 5105/04/2021

I support this brave woman!

by Anonymousreply 5205/04/2021

But Glenn, we realise the physical similarity but you can't make a movie about this woman.

This woman had a brief moment of drama ten years ago but then they retreated into the boring capitalist system to make pots of money.

by Anonymousreply 5305/04/2021

No religion should violate the Constitution.

by Anonymousreply 5405/04/2021

I wonder if she's got sisters named Hope McGregor and Charity McGregor.

by Anonymousreply 5505/04/2021

An angry dyke with a human rights issue.. how original 🙄... Sit down Norma

by Anonymousreply 5605/04/2021

I hope this woman has new hairdo.

The OP's picture is VERY unflattering.

by Anonymousreply 5705/04/2021

[quote] This man was set up.

Just like the bakers were set up.

Professional provocateurs pushing their own agenda onto others.

by Anonymousreply 5805/04/2021

It is insane OP brought up this case from NINE years ago as did not bother to tell us that.

by Anonymousreply 5905/04/2021

Norma, the woman they made the movie about was a dyke?

by Anonymousreply 6005/04/2021
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