Friday, March 10, 2017

Some times you can't win for losing. . .

Pity poor Sophie Gergoir Trudeau.

Yes, pity her.

And this from somebody who doesn't care much for her husband, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, who is married to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is taking heat over an International Women's Day post.
She asked people to "celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect" on 8 March. 
Ms Gregoire Trudeau urged followers to post images with their "male ally".

But some Facebook commenters said Ms Gregoire Trudeau's post was "tone deaf" and even "shameful".

The post included a photo of her and her husband holding hands.
  • Sophie Gregoire Trudeau: Canadian PM wife sparks 'help' debate
  • International Women's Day 2017: History, strikes and celebrations
"Why do we have to celebrate men on international women's day?" Facebook user Bibi Ebel said in one popular comment. "I am puzzled.

"There are so many things that can be done to celebrate women, and yet the call goes out to celebrating men. Allies and unity are crucial, but so is womanhood.
From the BBC.

She received support as well.

Still, what this does, I think, is illustrate the extent to which in the Western World some focus on things because their real goals have been signficantly achieved.  Yes, women have not achieved full equality anywhere. But enormous strides have been made in the Western World and countries influenced by the Western World.  Indeed, to such an extent that a heavy element of the unreal attaches to events like this and they lose their legitimate focus.

So, well I think that PM Trudeau comes across poorly in my book, politically, give Sophie Gregoire a break for goodness sake.

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