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Friday, November 17, 2006

Liberal Double Standard?

Where is Belinda, and the federal Liberal Party, the great defenders of women's honour?

"If he doesn’t hear from federal Environment Minister Rona Ambrose by week’s end, Liberal MP Mark Eyking says he’ll "corner her to see what the department is doing" about an environmental assessment at a Point Aconi strip mine site." (emphasis mine)

Near as I figure, that comment could be seen as exceptionally threatening to a woman, let alone a federal minister. It could also be framed as misogynist.

In light of Rovergate, where are the women's rights groups screaming about the phallocentric system of politics we have in this country and that a comment made like that is a threat to all women? Where is Belinda and the Liberal Party decrying that this is another example of why women won't enter politics?

Or is this another example of she's not on the left, and she's the enemy so we'll let this one slide?

Seems to me that there is double standard on what is acceptable behavior towards women by "progressives". If it's being done to a Conservative (or if you live under the Taliban regime) then evidently it's OK to treat some women by a different standard.

Posted by Mike The Greek on November 17, 2006 | Permalink

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Comments

Brock,
Agreed that propaganda is propaganda and that SOME conservatives can dish it and not take it.

Do you agree that the same goes for leftists?

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-11-19 10:19:50 AM


Brock,
Agreed that propaganda is propaganda and that SOME conservatives can dish it and not take it.

Do you agree that the same goes for leftists?

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-11-19 10:19:51 AM


Sure

Posted by: Canadian Observer | 2007-01-03 10:42:42 AM



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