Monday, May 16, 2016
The Attacks on Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Grow More Ugly and Violent
Yesterday I wrote about how disgusted I was by the way the Cons had gone after Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.
And how the smear campaign against her on social media was becoming meaner and uglier.
Well now it's out of control, and getting even more violent.
Because that kind of grotesque misogynistic stuff is all over the internet.
Along with garbage like this...
Which also couldn't be more disgusting.
And because of that it's attracting the attention of the media all over the world.
Who are reprinting some of the less offensive tweets, like that one from Stephen Taylor, the former Manning operative and co-founder of the Blogging Tories.
While back at Conservative Party headquarters the hideous Con propaganda machine is taking advantage of the situation, to relaunch their foul campaign aimed at her husband and their children...
Which again couldn't be more disgusting.
But then they are the Cons.
And they are bestial...
So I'm glad to see that some progressives are fighting back
And drawing the obvious conclusions.
As does this Canadian mother.
Dear Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
I don't know what it's like to be you. I don't know what it's like to have three children under the age of eight. I don't know what it's like to be the wife of the Prime Minister and represent Canada on the world stage. I don't know what it's like to be a spokesperson for multiple charities, and I certainly don't know what it's like to have everything I say, wear or do splashed over the media for people to critique.
I do know what it's like to be a wife and a mother, and I do know that society seems to have an issue when a woman asks for help. Women are supposed to be superheroes. We're supposed to do it all and we're supposed to smile and make it look easy. We're supposed to be perfect mothers, wives, friends, employees and citizens, and we're not supposed to admit that we can't do it without a little help.
I don't know what it's like to be you, and because of this I support you. I know that there are others like me out there, but the loudest voices in any conversations are always the angry ones.
Because that is so true, and there are too many angry voices out there.
So I'm also happy to see that the Star editorialists at least, are saying what also should be obvious.
This should not be a debate about Grégoire Trudeau’s privileged position. Comparing her problems to those of day-to-day working women amounts to a kind of faux populism that ducks the real questions.
Instead, the focus should be on what we expect of the spouse of our prime minister, and the opportunities her role affords to represent Canada and promote important causes.
Seen like that, the answer is clear: she should have the help she needs to carry out the work that Canadians want her to do. If that means an extra staff member to organize her appearances and correspondence, then she should have it.
Sophie Grégoire should get the help she needs.
And the Cons and other Trudeau haters should mind their manners and their misogyny.
And leave this family alone....
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