Monday, February 1, 2016

Feminist - a dirty word?

Our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has been in the news a lot of late. He gets critiqued for being "too pretty," "too young," or "too trendy." It's like he's a woman and the world is trying to lessen his messages by wondering aloud how such a package could be taken seriously.

Then he says that - male or female - folks should not be afraid to stand up and be feminists. Go Justin!

Yet, just read the comments this GlobalNews article garnered.  Frightened. Angry. Dismissive. I wonder that we live in a world that can denigrate half the population. Plus shout down any who speak up.

Then someone walked by me in the underground yesterday and groped me on his way past while I stood talking with three other gentlemen.

Yes, we need to speak up. Yes, we need feminists. Yes, it's really the 21st century.

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