No doubt in the hopes of living down to Tod Kelly’s assessment, Ontario Liberals have decided to try boorish on for size. Not one, not two, but three Liberal hopefuls in the coming provincial election have decided to express rather colourful comments about women.
David Mossey shares a picture on Facebook that declares, WOMEN: Take Notice! Under this tactful demand are two pictures of women’s butts purporting to demonstrate the necessity of women doing squats. I guess it’s for the good of the province, or something.
Nick Steinburg reeeeeeally wants to be cool (hence, running for provincial office!). No square, he, Steinburg tweeted out:
Oh that’s just my two-days-after-leg-day swagger. You know how we do. Cashin’ cheques. mackin’ on ladies. and havin’ trouble with stairs
I wonder how that went.
This one’s the worst, I’d say. Jack Uppal shared a Facebook status (he didn’t write it himself! He swears! And that makes a difference!) that commented on the relative abilities of men and women, the deficiencies of each gender’s emotions and, specifically, the limitations of the female brain. Gender essentialism, it’s not just for right-wing misogynists anymore!
All three have said they’re really really sorry, and they totes are. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne totally forgives them, so, like, it’s totally cool.