Saturday, 7 March 2015

Who Will You Help?

I'm not a big fan of Kathleen Wynne, nor of the sacred shibboleth that WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN POLITICS. (Think Margaret Thatcher for a quick antidote to that.)

But this impressed me.

Sexual violence and harassment are "rooted in misogyny," Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday as she unveiled a plan she said was aimed at changing behaviours and challenging social norms.

The "It's Never Okay" plan includes new legislation and a public awareness campaign centred around an ad depicting assaults and harassment the premier described as uncomfortable to watch, but much harder to experience.

Maybe women can make a difference in power. If they want to. And get support for it.


1 comment:

Scotian said...

THAT is a GOOD Ad! That is the sort of thing we need to be seeing more of! Way to go Wynne!

Thanks fern hill for showing us this, it is always nice to see something that brings hope for positive change in the dark times of the Harperium we live in, and I appreciate it. Yes, they may be uncomfortable to watch for some, but I wonder, how much of it is that because they see themselves in the role of the one keeping silence and it shames them? I would suspect that may be the case more often than many would want to admit or acknowledge.

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