I never thought this article would generate so much controversy. People from McMaster are writing letters to The Post, and SSHRC is preparing an official response. Honestly, I just hope it dies down soon and we can talk about something else. This isn't "fifteen minutes of fame," it's really just odd, disturbing, and hopefully temporary.
But if it generates discussion around freedom within the arts, I'm all for it. I listen to The Indigo Girls, too! And I read Patricia Cornwell Novels, and watch Ugly Betty sometimes, and I even own a Siouxie and the Banshees tape from the early 90s.