post-ponycow (audrawilliams) wrote,
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Okay. Before you read this excerpt below, check it out. This is Status of Women Canada's mandate:
Status of Women Canada (SWC) is the federal government agency which promotes gender equality, and the full participation of women in the economic, social, cultural and political life of the country. SWC focuses its work in three areas: improving women's economic autonomy and well-being, eliminating systemic violence against women and children, and advancing women's human rights.

Okay here we go.
Landoldt told that in the 33 years of its existence, Status of Women has never funded or represented any group that has any other political or ideological position than those of the radical feminist agenda. “Why should the government continue paying for an organization that has always represented only a tiny portion of public opinion, to lobby the government against itself?” Landoldt said.

“Canada is the country with one of the most powerful feminist lobbies in the world and it is entirely because it is being funded by the government, or in other words, by taxpayers. No one has dared to question or criticize it until now. Why do we have a standing committee on the status of women? Why a cabinet position? Why not for men? Why not for some other group?” Landoldt asked.

REAL Women’s criticisms of Status of Women have garnered some results. Ian Brodie, Stephen Harper’s chief of Staff said the REAL Women letter “raises interesting points that warrant close inspection,” and forwarded it to Bev Oda, the minister for Heritage and the Status of Women. On the same day that Mallick’s column appeared, REAL Women was, for the first time, invited to a Status of Women meeting in Ottawa to air their concerns.

Landoldt said, “We do want this radical agency to be disbanded in the government, the cabinet and the standing committee. It’s the only thing that has sustained the feminist grip in Canada. They do not have public support but are keeping going at public expense.”
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This actually turns my blood to ice. I am calling my MP right now. I mean, I know she's on board, but still I am calling her. Lifesite is good enough to supply a tool to help you find your MP. Let's use it! Also call Status Of Women Minister Bev Oda, much as even typing that phrase is heart breaking.

Okay I am gonna go call them both I promise.
Tags: feminism, status of women canada
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