Canadian Prime Minister’s words on why he’s a feminist are inspiring

Canadian Prime Minister’s words on why he’s a feminist are inspiring

The Canadian Prime Minister has taken a strong line on women’s issues and a need for feminism since taking office in November.

Justin Trudeau spoke at the World Economic Forum about the need for men and boys to be included in the dialogue about feminism. He said it is so important for women and girls to be inspired and empowered, and he is proud to work with his wife on initiatives to ensure that happens.

But he went on to say boys have to also be educated about why feminism is necessary.

In the video, he says: “We shouldn’t be afraid to use the word feminist. Men and women should use it to describe themselves anytime they want.

“I personally convinced a number of extraordinary women to step forward, as well as a number of extraordinary men, at a time when politics can be very, very divisive.

“Study after study has shown that if you ask a man if he wants to run for office, his first question is likely to be: ‘Do I have to wear a tie every day?’ And if you ask a woman if she wants to run for office, her first question is usually, ‘Really, why me?’ Let’s start rewarding politicians and companies who aren’t driven by a macho approach.”

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  1. Mandy
    January 29, 05:36 Reply

    I don’t get why people have such a problem with the word. You ask some women who are clearly fighting for gender equality and you’ll have them recoiling from the word. It’s not a curse. It’s not a stain. It’s a word. and it names a noble cause. Any- and everyone should be able to use the word to describe themselves anytime they want. #WeShouldAllBeFeminists

  2. Dennis Macaulay
    January 29, 07:07 Reply

    Like when they Ask Hillary how she intends to cope being a wife, mom and grand mom while being commander in chief, but nobody asks the men how they intend to cope being husbands, fathers and grand fathers!

    Abeg it too early for me to climb pulpit. This man won my heart when he inaugurated his cabinet and said “this is what Canada looks like now”.

    #RockStar

    • Pink Panther
      January 29, 10:23 Reply

      You need to see how the mere word ‘feminism’ – just the word o – is starting to cause more trouble than the cause itself.

  3. Khaleesi
    January 29, 11:31 Reply

    Proud feminist in a male – dominated and chauvinistic culture! That’s me!

    • pete
      January 29, 12:48 Reply

      Thought that was DM. I had to stop him tattooing it in his face.

  4. Eggsy
    January 29, 14:58 Reply

    Trudeau x Eggsy is my OTP!!! <3 <3 <3

    That being said, FUCKING MARRY ME, TRUDEAU! I mean your current spouse must be nice and all, but this is a dog eat dog world and Darwin and shit and she's obsolete now. NOTICE ME, SENPAI!!!!!!!!!

  5. Eggsy
    January 29, 15:00 Reply

    And PP how dare you incorrectly spell his name?!?!?!?!?! ATONE, NIGGUR! ATONE!!!!!!!!

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