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Feminism or Misogynism

Tue, February 19, 2019   |   Author: Vicki Gunn   |   Volume 26    Issue 7 | Share: Facebook | Twitter   

The news has been full of people pondering whether The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould came under pressure by the Prime Minister or the Prime Minister’s Office to go easy on SNC-Lavalin.

We’ve commented before about our self-proclaimed feminist Prime Minister who is more interested in his good photo ops than his display of poor character. We’ve commented about negative questions posed to him that get the result of him ducking behind the apron strings of a woman MP to allow her to look like a fool and him to claim the photo op.

His disregard for women is in glaring contradiction to his high-sounding words. From his alleged youthful groping of a woman reporter who was insignificant until he found out her occupation, to his current denigration of the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, his treatment of women falls far short of the standard he espouses. While using respectful titles to refer to male MPs, Ms. Wilson-Raybould was simply called “Jody”. Prime Minister Trudeau displays an apparent lack of respect for the women in his party who have attained the trusted position of Member of Parliament.

MP Wilson-Raybould has certainly gained the respect of her First Nations community as a Treaty Commissioner and Regional Chief. She has achieved respect in the legal field as a Crown Prosecutor. She has achieved respect in her electoral district of Vancouver-Granville for her successful election as a Member of Parliament along with holding the trusted cabinet positions of Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, from which she was removed. Was it as a scapegoat in the SNC-Lavalin affair?

This is an accomplished woman, not a cute little girl. I appreciate her signing her resignation letter with her Kwak’wala name, Puglaas, “a woman born to noble people.” She has not accepted the demeaning of our Prime Minister, she has stood up proud. Bravo!

But, with Prime Minister Trudeau keeping her muzzled so he can tell Canadians what he wants them to hear about the SNC-Lavalin affair, Canadians show their true colours by eyeing with scepticism the posturing of our Trust Fund Prime Minister who holds Canada and Canadians in complete disregard.

As our leader, Rod Taylor, pointed out in last week’s Communiqué, we don’t agree with MP Wilson-Raybould on some important topics. But we certainly respect her refusal to bend the rules for the PM’s friends. And hats off to her in her classy silence, which is imposed by the high positions she held in government; we can wait while her lawyer sorts out what she can legally say about the scandal.

The challenge that all of this brings to me is, how can Canadian women expect fair treatment under a government that does not show respect for the law?

Our PM has been convicted of ethics violations … how many times? Our Prime Minister broke our marijuana laws while serving as a Member of Parliament. Our Prime Minister applied different laws to his own groping of a woman than the laws which he applied to others. In short, there is one law for our Prime Minister and one law for Canadians. As a young Trudeau, he saw strings pulled to get his brother off of drug charges, meanwhile knowing that any other Canadian would have had to face the consequences for breaking the law. He has always understood his privileged position above the law.

But, our Constitution places every Canadian, even the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, under the same law. How does that work? Well, it doesn’t really. Canadians have been fragmented into different classes.

Our Prime Minister thinks it’s ok for men who self-identify as ‘trans’, to walk into private women’s spaces and ogle the women there. Just ask the victims of Christopher Hambrook. But who cares about them? They’re just women. They have to accept that they don’t have the right to privacy in bathrooms and showers Why? Because the PM says so.

Or perhaps we can look to the case of Kristi Hannah, forced to share a room in a woman’s shelter with a trans person with male parts. She had to listen to this person’s references to another woman as “hot”. But, of course, Kristi doesn’t matter. She’s just a woman… no right to privacy under Canadian law.

For those who are fooled by this nonsense our Prime Minister spouts about being a feminist. Look at the evidence, please. The man is a misogynist and, like those fully functioning males who violate women’s private facilities, he just has to say he’s a feminist to have everyone kowtow before him assuming he speaks the truth.

Or, perhaps we should look at our Prime Minister’s numerous appearances in mosques. You know, the places where women worship at the back. They are dehumanized by covering their face, hair, body with black robes to hide their femininity. Is that equality? I haven’t seen him in a Christian church where women, under our Christian heritage, are equal.

It’s time to call this Prime Minister on his contempt for the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It’s time to call his misogyny what it is… certainly nothing that resembles love or respect for women. It’s time to recognize that our Prime Minister has taken the noun feminism and altered its meaning to suit his agenda. Nothing about this Jody Wilson-Raybould affair is a surprise. It’s the way it has been since Canadians elected our current PM. Thankfully, Canadians are realizing this as they stand in support of MP Wilson-Raybould.

As we approach Election 2019, it’s time for Canadians to take the wool off of their eyes and recognize that they have been deceived; they are being deceived and they will continue to be deceived if they will not look at the evidence. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and behaves like a duck, it’s safe to say that it is a duck.

CHP Canada recognizes that men and women are different. We recognize that even though men and women are different, they are none-the-less equal. Treating women as scapegoats or second class citizens or odd looking men, is not truth. It’s time for Canadians to return to our heritage of freedom and equality.

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