Canada elected the daughter of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau yesterday, and the relentlessly misogynist media responded in typical fashion, focusing on Justine’s looks and sexual appeal, rather than her ability to provide the nation of 35 million people with leadership.
Leading the pack, Paul Elam of noted Men’s Rights website A Voice for Men declared her “non-controversially fuckable”. Elam writes,
For the past 79 days, Canadians have been embroiled in the longest campaign in the country since 1872, as the divided populace fought to determine whether the stereotypically conservative country would remain under current Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s liberal, and often bigoted, control. On Monday, the country officially ended Harper’s tenure and replaced him with someone so appealingly conservative she might as well be a condom with a vagina.
Jonathan Taylor, the student activist who offers a voice for male students accused of sexual assault on college campuses asked if Justine was ‘the sexiest politician in the world?’ Taylor declares Justine Trudeau ‘a genuine heartthrob, kicking off the sexiest political dynasty since the Kennedys’, noting that Justine has ‘luscious brown hair’ and ‘spell-binding eyes’. Admiring the new Prime Minister’s dedication to her body, Taylor notes that she’s ‘been known to consider her shirt optional’, revealing an appealing physique.
Taylor then goes on to compare Trudeau to other sexy female politician around the globe, ranking them in terms of their ability to sexually appeal to male voters.
Harry Crouch, of the National Coalition for Men, calls Justine “Canada’s new, incredibly good looking Prime Minister’, declaring that ‘[t]he votes are in and Canada has come out of its election with a super hot new leader.’ Admitting that voters, as well as media commentators, are prone to consider a woman only in terms of her physical appeal, Crouch writes that ‘[f]or many Canadians, the election had become a referendum on [current Prime Minister] Mr. Harper’s stiff management style, as well as who would be best placed to put the country’s struggling economy back on track. Some maybe just thought the other girl was cute.’
In the coming days, men’s rights activists, along with other sexist, misogynist media outlets are expected to continue their slavering, lascivious, gross focus on the new Prime Minister’s looks and her athletic abilities, which account for her admirable physique.
The treatment of Canada’s new Prime Minister offers ‘non-controversial’ proof that feminism is needed, and needed desperately. The days of women, no matter what their accomplishments, being evaluated purely in terms of whether or not men want to fuck them are long gone. Those who doubt that the patriarchy continues to reduce women to serviceable sex-toys for men need only glace at the coverage of Justine Trudeau to see all the evidence required.
It boggles the mind that this needs saying, but women are not on this earth to provide sexual stimulation to men. I call on the United Nations to take a stand against this kind of misogyny, and declare comments about the physical appearance and appeal of elected leaders cyber-violence. The puerile, insulting reduction of women like Justine Trudeau to their bodies is the very reason there are so few women leaders.
When prominent MRAs can openly discuss the leader of one of the world’s foremost nations in terms of her ‘fuckability’, the time has come for action.
Demand an end to this objectification! Take a stand against the oppression of women! Resist misogyny in every form!
Smash the patriarchy!
Lots of love,