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Barbara Kay is a columnist with the National Post.
Kay is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she earned an undergraduate degree in English literature. She received a Master of Arts from McGill University and subsequently taught literature at Concordia University and several CEGEPs.
Beginning her journalism career as a book reviewer, Kay branched out into writing op/eds for the Post before becoming a columnist in 2003.
In 2006 she was criticized for a series of articles accusing Quebec politicians of supporting Hezbollah during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict. In 2007, the Quebec Press Council released a decision condemning Kay for "undue provocation" and "generalizations suitable to perpetuate prejudices".
In 2007, she wrote a column titled "Not in my backyard, either" in which she criticized Hasidic Jews for not integrating into the neighbourhoods in which they live and for being "self-segregating" and "cult-like". In 2008, she wrote another column criticizing Hasids in the Toronto area. She was accused of hating Jews as a result, her own Jewishness notwithstanding.
Barbara Kay has spoken on National Television and at talks regarding her views on the rise of feminism to the detriment of men.
In 2013, Kay published an article sympathising with Serena Williams' original statement regarding the Steubenville rape case published by Rolling Stone. In a response to a comment, she said
"First of all, ours is not a rape culture. If it were, our girls would be walking around in burkas."
- Barbara Kay | Columnists | Opinion | National Post
- "Décision 2006-08-09" , Conseil de Presse du Québec, March 4, 2007, retrieved April 15, 2007
- "Board of Governors - The Prince Arthur Herald", "The Prince Arthur Herald", 2011. Accessed October 12, 2011.
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