Question Period just ended and there appears to have been some more name calling. This time, Liberal MP John Cannis told the Environment Minister that she should “go back to the hair salon”.
Why is this insult never levelled against male MPs? Some have a fine quaff. The truth is that the Liberal Party legitimizes violence against women through its belittlement of women’s aspirations. It also perpetuates the neo-colonial sexism that oppresses women and glorifies men at the expense of a truly democratic system. When will women rise up and throw off the shackles of their unspoken tyranny?
Stand by for CTV’s two-week long coverage of the incident.
Update: And environmentalists are getting on the sexist bandwagon too:
Environmentalists attacked Environment Minister, Rona Ambrose yesterday, launching a â€œsexist and gratuitousâ€ critique, suggesting she spends more time on her hair than she does on her portfolio.
And Joseph Lavoie is standing up for the rights of Canadian women:
This is absolutely preposterous! This is not only an attack on Ambrose, but an attack on all Canadian women! This sexism is a relic of the past and I am deeply saddened that it still pollutes many peopleâ€™s opinion of women. After all that women have accomplished in the last century, this has taken us back another 30 years! Shame on them!