Okay liberals, and left wing loons that live in Alberta, it is time for you to come out of the woodwork and retake your province. I have long thought of Alberta as the Canadian Texas, but it certainly does not have to be that way. You may still be in the throes of Ralph Klein shell shock but the time to stand and fight is now.
Just look at what men like Doug Elniski are doing to your province. According to the CBC this conservative MLA posted the following on his blog:
"Ladies, always smile when you walk into a room, there is nothing a man wants less than a woman scowling because he thinks he is going to get s--t for somethinhg and has no idea what. Men are attracted to smiles, so smile, don't give me that 'treated equal' stuff. If you want Equal, it comes in little packages at Starbucks."
Of course when he discovered how offensive his commentary was he removed it from his blog. Gee, whatever would ever make him think that telling women to walk around with a pretty smile on their face would be acceptable…perhaps a little thing called WHITE MALE PRIVILEGE. Of course he is not in favour of equality, how else would asshats like him continue to be in positions of government in our country. The only reason to fear female equality is the knowledge that you are incompetent to begin with.
You know, I wonder what is so wrong with a man getting shit? Oh you will have to excuse me, I forgot that women are to be seen and not heard, unless we are moaning during sex to buck up male ego. Men like us to be noisy then.
To add insult to injury, his commentary is part of a speech that he gives to teenage girls, though he claims to redact the part about equality being found at Starbucks when he is giving the speech live. Either way, the last thing a young impressionable mind needs to hear from a person of authority is that their role in life is to smile and be quiet. It teaches young women that they have no value.
Elinski is the gift that keeps on giving. Dear God someone take away his energizer battery. In an article at the CBC (linked above ), it also stated that this is the second apology he has been forced to issue in a week. You see, Elinski is an equal opportunity bigot. He apparently tweeted the following about pride:
"I am surrounded by bumping and grinding lesbians," and "that guy has size-14 stilettos."
"The Pride Parade was an awful lot of fun and there were some people there that were really, really, really into what they do," he said Monday.
"I really honestly had no malice or anything with respect to what went on at that parade. Those guys get a rough ride all the time."
If he knows (presumably from the gay cousin) how damaging homophobia is, then why not keep his damn mouth shut to begin with? OOOPS silly me that would mean he would have to forgo the opportunity to use his WHITE MALE HETEROSEXUAL Privilege to oppress someone. We certainly cannot have all of that power and privilege going to waste now can we?
Okay Alberta Lefties….the time for action is now. Wasn’t having the honour of Alberta being the first place that George Bush spoke after leaving office an embarrassment enough? Grab a shoe and get these right wing fundies the hell out of office.