Friday, July 17, 2009

Sex and the Harper SoCons

You know I couldn't wait to link this picture of Mrs Harper hiding her provocative female sexuality from the eunuch eyes of the Pope.

To this story.

And join in the general condemnation.

But I have used that Munster photo before. And first I want everyone to know that I think Le Regroupement des femmes de la région de Matane has got a bit of a bad rap.

You see while the Conservative communique says this:

This project aims to promote equitable, non-violent behaviour in the romantic relationships of adolescents by targeting the hypersexualization of girls as a ROOT CAUSE of dating violence.

The Regroupement's website says this:

Il n’y a pas de doute que la sexualisation précoce des filles est une conséquence de l’hypersexualisation de notre société et que cette hypersexualisation est un FACTEUR CONTRIBUANT aux agressions sexuelles.

There is no doubt that the precocious sexualization of girls is a consequence of the hypersexualization of our society and that hypersexualization is a CONTRIBUTING FACTOR to sexual assaults.

Which I think makes a difference. Especially since this apparently excellent feminist group also makes it clear that it is working to teach young couples how to love each other as EQUALS. And that includes teaching boys not to treat girls like sex objects.

Which leaves me wondering are the Conservatives so incompetent they can't even translate French into English?

Or are they trying to impose their SoCon views on Canadians, to please their rabid religious base? Once more.

Gawd. That's a tough one. But you know what I think.

I hate that photo of the Pope and the Munsters, but I think I'll use it again.

And isn't it time we found out...

Who is REALLY running Canada?


deBeauxOs said...

Grand merci, Simon.

Your blogpost is an island of sanity in the Progressive Blogging cluster fuck that is, progressing, even though some of us have tried to interject relevant information and facts to the baying of the hounds.

As I tried to say, the problem lies with the SPIN the Cons have given to the funding of this project. That liberal and or progressive bloggers persevere in supporting the Con spin, by assuming that it is true, is disturbing.

Simon said...

Hi rien... :)
I can understand why so many people would see red and charge off in a rage.
And the Cons certainly have some explaining to do.In my view it's just part of their campaign to slag the Bloc as the pedophile party.
But I thought it was very unfortunate that the Regroupement came out sounding like a chapter of REAL Women. When they seem to be a really excellent and progressive feminist group. In a place where you might not expect to find one.
Oh well. Seigneur. Blame it on the two solitudes...