As I've mentioned before, I may be naive ,but I can't help feeling that Michelle Rempel is a cut above most Cons.
I don't blame her for causing a ruckus on Twitter the other day, by taking a shot at this fluffy event.
@MichelleRempel: What's the biggest issue facing women? This kind of crap. #allissuesarewomensissues #patronizing https://t.co/4u1Odg1JXU
— Michelle Rempel (@MichelleRempel) November 7, 2013
And I don't approve of the way some on our side went after her.
— Jeromie Williams (@JeromieWilliams) November 7, 2013
Because she deserves better than that.
But let's be clear, as her Great Leader likes to say, if Rempel wants to champion women's rights she's in the wrong party.
Because how can she work for a leader who declared war on women from the moment he came to office?
By ordering that the words "women's equality" be erased from thousands of government documents, and shutting down Status of Women offices all across the country.
A man who belongs to a wacko church that believes that women should be "subservient." A man who has always treated the women in his caucus with less respect than he treats the men.
And a man who killed a national daycare program, bragged about that recently in his disgusting convention speech.
"We took money out of the hands of the lobbyists, academics and bureaucrats, and we gave it to the real childcare experts — their names are Mom and Dad," Harper said.
Just so he could please his rabid base who believe a woman's place is in the home, or in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant.
Even though killing that national daycare program has been an absolute disaster.
This is the current reality in Canada: Women race to get their names on waiting lists when the stick turns blue on the pregnancy test, fingers crossed that they’ll win the future “daycare lottery” and get a spot that makes it possible to work, while being assured that their children are safe.
Young families, especially in cities such as Vancouver, where the cost of care is highest in the country, feel they are being priced out of parenthood. Businesses lament that that they are losing A-list employees who don’t return after parental leave because the stress of finding good child care wasn’t worth it.
It has has placed an even greater burden on the backs of women, who still are the main child care providers. It's discouraging young couples from having kids.
And it has left children tragically vulnerable in the hands of unlicensed operators.
The death of two-year-old Eva Ravikovich brought national attention to the hazards and inconsistent oversight of unlicensed daycares in Canada.
Eva died on July 8 in an unlicensed home daycare in Vaughan, Ontario. Though the exact cause of death is still unknown, authorities found expired and rotting food in the allegedly overcrowded daycare, including several items that contained listeria. Other health hazards included kitchen utensils and toys that had not been properly disinfected.
And that's not all. For Harper is also the man who has smacked down any proposal to hold an inquiry into the fate of hundreds of murdered and missing aboriginal women.
And who to please the religious fanatics in his base has refused to fund programs that provide safe abortions for poor women in developing countries.
Even though it could KILL those women, and cause their families to starve.
And all of the above has done more damage to the cause of women's rights than Justin Trudeau's fluffy event ever could.
Still, I'm not giving up on Rempel. I still think she has the potential to be better than most Cons, and one day in a different kind of party, even a good minister and a good role model for young women.
But none of that will happen as long as she works for Stephen Harper, an evil thug who is just using her like a dish rag, by positioning her over his right shoulder like a shop window mannequin...
To make his corrupt party look like it's new/nouveau, or a party where women are welcome
When it's still a party of reactionary old white men, he's the most disgusting misogynistic leader this country this country has ever seen.
And until the day he's gone, or the day she dares to defy him, anything she says about women's rights will be nothing but hollow words.
And she will just be just another member of a rotten regime.
Or just another Con monkey...
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