PM's wife ignites controversy over post on eve of International Women's Day
The Prime Minister's wife getting some flack over a Facebook post calling on women to celebrate the men in their lives, posted on the eve of International Women's Day.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeaus post reads "This week, as we mark International Women's Day, let's celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect, and who aren’t afraid to speak up in front of others.”
She urged people to “take a picture holding hands with your male ally & share it on social media using the hashtag #TomorrowInHand."
One woman responded “364 days a year I am all up to holding hands with my favourite men and creating partnerships and alliances that will support equality. But today I don’t want to celebrate men. I want to remember all women who protested against not being able to vote, talked about unequal pay, stood up to the society protecting our rights and freedoms.”