I'm the Hen Ferchetan. This is my take on the world through the eyes of Wales. While mostly about Welsh politics (that most famous of dour topics!) I try to scatter some humour around, but I doubt anyone but me will find it funny! Have a read, and if it bores you then feel free to never come back!

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Double Blow

BBC: Sikh girl wins bangle law battle

As I noted when this story first came to the fore this is pathetic. I would now advise all children in schools with a no-jewellery restriction similar to Aberdare's Girls School to wear whatever the hell they want to School now. If anyone challenges you, just say that your religious faith demands that you wear them between the hours of 9am and 3.30pm every weekday. Call your faith whatever you want, I hear that the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Invisible Pink Unicorn are popular these days but you can make your own up. If the school claims that you're just making it up take them to the High Court where I'm sure Mr Justice Silber will agree that it is not the School's place to determine what is a real religion and what is not!

BBC: AMs reject organ 'consent' scheme

This is another story that grabbed my attention recently. Unfortunately the Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee has voted against recommending a system of presumed consent by 6 votes to 3. Wimps.

Congratulations to Plaid Cymru AM's Helen Mary Jones and Dr Dai Lloyd and Lib Dem AM Jenny Randerson for voting for presumed consent. Tories Jonathan Morgan and Nick Ramsay should be ashamed of themselves, along with Labour AM's Lorraine Barrett, Irene James, Ann Jones and Val Lloyd.

I'm glad to say though that after writing my earlier post on this topic, I registered as an Organ donor straight away!


Anonymous said...

Except that Sikhs are a racial group and therefore discriminating against them contravenes the race relations laws.
This ruling would not allow muslims or Jedis to insist on forms of jewellery or clothing.
Sorry to undermine the humorous elements.

Hen Ferchetan said...

Sikhism is a religion, not a race. The wearing of the Kara is a religious demand not a racial one.

Even more importantly, the banning of jewellery in School is not discrimination because it applies to everyone equally, whatever their race, colour or religion.

What IS discrimination is allowing one set of people (Sikhs) the right to wear a piece of jewllery and denying it to the rest of the Children.

If there was a ruling saying everyone could wear jewellry apart from Sikhs then yes, that would be discrimination, but applying the rules equally to everyone is the very opposite of discrimination.

Sorry to undermine your self-righteousness!

Hen Ferchetan said...

Oh, and it wasn't humour - every kid SHOULD wear what they want to show up this ruling as the mess it really is.