Fair enough. That said, my observation is that at least *some* feminist circles like her (judging by the fact her name seems always to come up during "Polish Woman of the Year" votings at Gazeta Wyborcza, for once).
It's also possible that she has achievements to her credit that outweigh the occasional obnoxious comment. Which brings me to:
You mean John Godson. BTW. I'm surprised this you've heard about this situation over in Canada!
I ran across Godson (we regret the error) quite by accident, really, some time ago when doing a search for something totally unrelated. I remember seeing the picture of a Nigerian guy and the bio of a Polish parliamentarian and thinking it must be a prank, which is why it stuck
-- so I'm delighted to have been able to use this random factoid for something!
Anyway... Suski is an MP and a party member. It would be *very easy* to get rid of him - all it would take is that his party should renounce his membership.
Yes, but nobody's done that, have they? Or initiated a move to that effect? Does that mean those who have failed to do so are endorsing racism, or maybe that weighed against his other qualities, the comment -- obnoxious and clueless and offensive as it is -- actually isn't a big enough deal to throw him out (which appears to be Godson's take*)?
[* EDIT: To be clear, though I think his "intercultural literacy" explanation is over-generous, I basically agree with him; there's racist comments and then there's racist comments, and one cannot be drumming people out of public life over peccadilloes. Someone who cracks black jokes in public is a dick, but they're not the same as someone who thinks Muslims should be rounded up and put in camps.]
I mean, I've looked for examples of Sroda saying terrible things, and I keep running across examples of other people saying much more objectionable things