our country recently elected a brand-new prime minister. he's very liberal but liberal in canada is A LOT different than liberal in the US. when he was running for election, he promised to put appropriate cabinet ministers in his cabinet and on his first day of being prime minister he did just that! half of his cabinet are women, women who are qualified to run their ministries and half of the cabinet are men, men who are qualified to run their ministries.
some examples: our Minister of Health is an ACTUAL doctor.
Our Minister of Families, Children and Social Development is a poverty economist.
Our Minister of Science is an ACTUAL scientist (and she won a nobel prize).
Our Minister of Veterans Affairs is a quadriplegic.
Our Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities is a paralympian athlete.
Our Minister of Transport is an ACTUAL astronaut.
and Our Minister of Defence is a war hero who served in bosnia and did 3 tours of afghanistan. he was formerly a decorated police officer prior to joining the canadian forces. in the forces he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. he is also the first Sikh to command a canadian army regiment.
2 of Our Ministers are people of the First Nations.
3 of Our Ministers were born outside of Canada, and one was a refugee.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wanted his cabinet to be a reflection of canada and he delivered! some canadians are proud, some canadians are waiting to see what else this young, intelligent, family man will come up with in the next several months - they'll pass judgement on him then. most canadians are just looking forward to what some young blood and a crazy cabinet can do for canada. and we are hopeful!
when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked after his swearing-in ceremony about why his cabinet was half female and half male - he looked a little confused and answered kind of smugly with "because it's 2015"...and followed that with a look that looked like a "duh" to a stupid question. you can youtube it if you are so inclined.
all of this as an intro to: most of my friends know, i have been accused of being a feminist for most of my adult life - something i have never been. and i am certainly not sexist.
so to watch the canadian media and international media insult Our new Prime Minister by not focusing on his platform, but instead focusing on his looks makes my blood boil. do some searches and you will see that the canadian media, and the US media and some of the European media are calling him a "hottie", "the sexiest prime minister on the planet", "gorgeous", "delicious" - and then this last one that made me lose my nut and write this post -
there is now a twitter hashtag thingy (i don't understand how twitter works, forgive me) - but there is a now a hashtag thing for him called "PMILF" (prime minister i would like to....you get it. it's like MILF.)
i am sickened that women, some of whom are declared feminists, have the gaul to call Our Prime Minister a "hottie". All of the years i have listened to women scream about being treated very cavalierly because of their looks and because they are women and blah-blah-blah.
to any woman who is participating in sharing pictures of Our Prime Minister boxing shirtless, going gaga over his "dreamy blue eyes" and "sexy physique"....go jump off of a cliff. i am sickened by your actions and on your stupid behalfs i ask forgiveness for your idiotic and sexist stupidity.
i guess all of their feminist b*tching-whining-moaning-and-complaining about being treated like a piece of meat doesn't work when they are doing it. to a man.
to Our Prime Minister, i offer my sincere apologies. to his wife, i can't imagine how upset this must make you.
if you are a woman and have mentioned Our Prime Minister's looks...even if only once - go hang your head in absolute shame. in absolute shame.
whether you agree with his politics or not - he is not a piece of meat to be oggled.
kymber stepping off the soap box now.
(but please don't be stupid enough to say something about Our Prime Minister's looks to me. you'll be drop-kicked in a heartbeat.)