Linda Hulme Leahy 
Member since Aug 1, 2012

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Re: “To the men who disagree with the concept of Lady Drive-Her

Scrutinizer: You are talking about apples and oranges here. The point is the GENDER of the driver, not their race, religion or anything else. And if someone wants to have a Christian drive them someplace, fine. I personally wouldn't choose that particular service, but if that's what floats someone's boat and it's a viable business, then whatever. However, if my female driver happens to be Christian, Muslim, a person of colour, LGBTQ etc. that's not really an issue for me. It's like a woman preferring to have a female doctor. It's a comfort zone that should be addressed and if there is enough of a demand for Lady Drive Her, then what's it to you?

15 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Linda Hulme Leahy on 06/08/2017 at 7:47 PM

Re: “To the men who disagree with the concept of Lady Drive-Her

Wow, first comment out the gate is a "not all men" one. It is not insulting (chuckled at the "insluting" typo), discriminatory or essentializing, whatever that means. It's called being safe. If all things were, indeed, equal, then yeah, it would seem like some sort of elitist vag move. But I would hardly call cab rides a level playing field. It is not a question of privilege to ride in a female-driven cab, unless of course you believe that not having your body ogled, touched, or violated in any number of ways is a privilege. Oh wait...

21 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Linda Hulme Leahy on 06/08/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “The struggle of a Muslim woman of colour in Halifax

I dare say, Joe Mac, that if you walked down Spring Garden Road in your jock strap, people would wonder what planet you came from.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Linda Hulme Leahy on 09/02/2016 at 9:04 AM

Re: “How this city almost killed me 

"I pressed the button and stepped out, assuming the car was far enough to stop." Don't step out into moving traffic. Ever. You don't know what's going on with that driver -- are they distracted? Do they see you even if they aren't? Are they sneezing at that particular moment? Seriously, if the cars aren't stopped, don't go there. It doesn't matter whether it's right or wrong, the pedestrian will inevitably lose. Please oh please, walkers, don't assume.

67 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Linda Hulme Leahy on 10/08/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “A stadium is necessary for Halifax growth

Because spending money on a stadium is a waaaaaaaaay better idea than, say, the film industry. I know I know...I hear it already..."But the pope and the Dali (sic) Lama, Linda! It's not just sports, it's for our spiritual progress too! And and and....lacrosse!" *sits back in chair, face palming...*

10 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Linda Hulme Leahy on 04/24/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “A timeline of film production in Nova Scotia

Shattered City, The Real Howard Spitz, Beethoven's Treasure Tales

*editor's note: added, thank you!

Posted by Linda Hulme Leahy on 04/19/2015 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Political calculus and the film tax credit cut

This baby boomer went back to school and got a degree. I graduated at age 53 and now have a student loan to pay back...I guess my dream of going to grad school in this province is being eroded. Also, my 21 year old son who graduated from the NSCC screen arts program last year is affected by this budget. His desire was to start up a production company here in Nova Scotia and direct films...but I guess this government doesn't want his potential tax dollars either. So you see, my family is affected at two levels by this budget. Ryan, I feel for you. At least I have some limited means but I wonder just how the hell young people make a go of it. Strength and honour.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Linda Hulme Leahy on 04/17/2015 at 9:27 AM

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