By Nicole Trigg
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has make a point of reiterating to Canadians and the rest of the world that he is a feminist and it appears like he is the only Trudeau who is. Canadas First Lady Sophie Gregoire Trudeau began International Womens Day on March 8th by posting a photograph of herself in pink holding her hubbys hand while gazing adoringly up into his eyes with a caption telling women to share a photo of themselves holding hands with their male ally in honour of the day, to create a movement that inspires more men to join the fight for equality. The damage control team must have decided it was better to leave it up than hastily pull it off the web as an admission of wrong-doing. The last time a Canadian tried to hijack a cause by suggesting it should represent everybody, not just the group its championing, was 2016 when singer Remigio Pereira with the Canadian vocal quartet The Tenors inserted the words All Lives Matter into the groups rendition of O Canada during a Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego. His lyrics sparked online fury, to which Pereira responded he was only wanting to make a positive statement that would bring everyone together. Meanwhile, his good intentions were interpreted by the rest of the world even by his own group who fired him after losing a number of major gigs following the All Star Game as dismissive of the anti-discrimination sentiment the Black Lives Matter movement represented. Applying Mrs. Trudeaus reasoning, Black History Month would then be Everyones History Month, and Aboriginal Day would be Everyones Day. And not only does her statement disregard all those women who dont have a man but have a woman as their ally, it makes one wonder if someone should be policing her use of social media to help avoid any future gaffes.