Friday, April 15, 2011

On Harper's treatment of Guergis

I feel a lot of sympathy for her. She has put a face on the anguish suffered by everyone who has crossed Harper's path. Whether her treatment (looked at in the context of Linda Keen and Belinda Stronach) is a sign of a particular misogyny on the part of Harper or a generally sociopathic personality is up in the air. I do wonder how any woman could consider voting for the Conservatives after this. But a lot will.

Ms. Guergis laid just about every emotion response out there for all to see. All that was missing was a recognition of the affect similar treatment of others must have had on them and remorse on her part for having take part as a member of his government. I feel for her. I will begin to respect her when she apologizes to Dion, Ignatieff and the rest of a very long list.
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2 comments:

janfromthebruce said...

How about when she apologizes to the women she directly hurt by cancelling important programs that support women?

You had me until it was apologizing to 2 men - this is about her having a deeper reflection of how her actions, as a cabinet minister for "women" hurt women.

Constant Vigilance said...

By all means, yes. Although it might be futile hope you will have to trust me three was no slight intended in my choice of examples.