Plans have been afoot for some time to build a monument in Vancouver to the Irish contributions to Canada. Unfortunately, it has run into stiff opposition from women's groups.
Why? Two reasons. First, the list of those Irish Canadians who made great contributions had too many men's names. And, second, the central focus of the monument, a ten-foot high stone, was "too phallic."
In order to get permission for the monument by Vancouver City Hall, the committee that is paying for it has had to agree to reducing the height of the central stone to six feet, and to include an equal number of names of famous Irish-Canadian women.
In order to do this, it has put out a nation-wide call for anyone who can suggest any names of famous Irish-Canadian women.
Parody has become impossible.