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March 22, 2012

War on Women: Candidate's Bus Unduly Emphasizes Her Gender

Meet Danielle Smith, of Alberta's Wildrose party.

Well, that's unfortunate, and sort of funny, and I'm sure we can just move on from this with a brief chuckle. These things happen. No big deal.

“These stories continue to reinforce stereotypes about women… they tend to focus on women’s’ bodies instead of focusing on what women bring to the table in terms of their competencies,” said Clare Beckton, executive director of Carleton University’s Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership in Ottawa.

“It can and does make women think twice about running (for office).”

Beckton said it’s “highly unlikely if this was a male candidate that they would be making these kinds of comments” and that “sexism continues to exist” for women who want to become involved in politics.

Whoops, I guess not. Seems like the candidate's poor choice of graphics is somehow a reason to snipe at me.

You ride around on a semi-pornographic tit-lorry and that's my fault?

Thanks to @slublog.


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