Like most Americans, I don’t know much about Canadian politics. Actually, I know more about them than 95% of the rest of my countrymen, but that’s not saying very much at all. I tend to prefer British pols when it comes to my foreign political entertainment. Still, I’d heard of Justin Trudeau a lot before last night.
Hell, I remember reading about him several years ago, and even then, he was being hyped as the savior of his party. As it turns out, those profiles were dead on the money. The son of storied Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau is now set to be sworn in as the leader of Canada himself, having won an absolute majority in last night’s elections.
But, as it turns out, this guy has talked about something I care about (other than his plan to legalize marijuana, which he’s 100% right about, by the way):
“My mom raised me to be a feminist. My father raised me, he was a different generation but he raised me to respect and defend everyone’s rights, and I deeply grounded my own identity in that, and I am proud to say that I am a feminist,” he said during the Up for Debate event in September.
“The things we see online, whether it is issues like GamerGate or video games misogyny in popular culture, it is something that we need to stand clearly against.”
Notice that he doesn’t call his father a feminist. He simply “raised me to respect and defend everyone’s rights.” Well, fuck, that’s me as well. I respect and defend the rights of everyone. It’s a shame that has nothing to do with modern feminism. Instead, this new program aims to make men subservient to women in every way imaginable.
We saw this in action just yesterday. The current crop of rad fems don’t even have time for their male boot-lickers. All men are losers when compared to females. That’s what these psychopaths actually believe. It sounds like Mr. Trudeau has had a heavy dose of that as well. I hope he sticks to his weed promise, but I don’t hold out a lot of hope otherwise. Maybe there’s a chance this is just campaign rhetoric, but it’s disconcerting nonetheless.