The Day After IWD, Maybe?

Are you ready to ignite change? This week, as we mark International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect, and who aren’t afraid to speak up in front of others. Take a picture holding hands with your male ally & share it on social media using the hashtag #TomorrowInHand. Together, we can create a movement that inspires more men to join the fight to build a better tomorrow with equal rights & opportunities for everyone… because #EqualityMatters.


On International Women’s Day, the prime minister’s wife decided to honour the men who are feminists and allies to women.

She included her husband, who has since become less credible a feminist after being in charge for a year and a half, with less than stellar feminist credentials.

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After the backlash of asking women to post a photo of them and their male allies holding hands, she replied with an elaboration of her intent. See the video below.

And while it all may have been sincere, it may also have been a cynical, tone deaf attempt to for the party to bolster her husband’s flagging status as a formerly more credible feminist.

And while her photo above is not as repulsive as this classic man and wife picture to the right [though it did remind me of it!], I think the prime minister’s wife could have better spent International Women’s Day celebrating actual women.

Then maybe the day AFTER, celebrating allies like what she sees in her husband.

But don’t take MY word for it:


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  1. For the IWD march in Toronto, my granddaughter, 9, made a sign that read “Girls Have the Power, They Can Do Anything They Want”. Her parents were very pleased, as were her grandparents. She’s off to a great start!

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