Justin Trudeau loves man shaming. In fact, he seems to refer to himself far more as a “feminist” than a man (see IRONY: Canada’s Feminist, Justin Trudeau Visits Mosque. Turns Out It’s a Sexist One). His war on all things dudely extends beyond his affinity for tight pants. Or trotting in gay Pride parades. It’s got his children in its well-manicured clutches. Justin recently wrote a personal piece for magazine Marie Claire, wherein we get a glimpse into the terror that is feminist parenting. Hooray!
I am so exceptionally proud of my daughter Ella-Grace. I love Ella, and I worry–because as a father, son, husband, and citizen, I witness the unequal obstacles women and girls face every day. It’s 2017, yet in Canada and around the world, women and girls still face violence, discrimination, stereotypes that limit them, and unequal opportunities … It is maddening to me that my brilliant, compassionate daughter will grow up in a word where, despite everything she is as a person, there will still be people who won’t take her voice seriously, who will write her off–simply because of her gender.
Dealing with morons is something every kid has to learn, regardless of gender. But crippling, job-killing, “women belong in the kitchen!!!” sexism? Meh. All these women CEOs beg to differ (see WAGE GAP? Female CEOs Make More Than Male CEOs. Waaaay More…).
After he wraps up showering his daughter in praise, he moves onto the sons. Except they don’t get so much complimenting.
[My wife] said, “That’s great–but how are you raising your sons to be strong advocates for women and girls, too?” All of us benefit when women and girls have the same opportunities as men and boys–and it’s on all of us to make that a reality. Our sons have the power and responsibility to change our culture of sexism, and I want Xavier and Hadrien–when he’s a little older–to understand that deeply. I want my sons to escape the pressure to be a particular kind of masculine that is so damaging to men and to the people around them. I want them to be comfortable being feminists.
So not only is Trudeau raising his daughter to believe everyone has a hidden agenda against her, he’s raising his sons to hate an ambiguous nature they are apparently inclined to — which he sums up so vaguely as “a particular kind of masculine.” Whatever that means.
Sounds awfully reminiscent of the damaging philosophy many a leftist has pushed on their kid, where having a penis essentially makes you a child of the anti-Christ (see Feminist Mother Worries 3 Year-Old Son is “Too Gendered.” Forces Him into Ballet and Feminist is “Terrified” of Raising a Son Because of Trump. Yeah, She’s a Terrible Person…). And we wonder why boys act out.
Feminism and parenting don’t mix well.