Because it’s 2015

Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister on Wednesday, and he’s already set social media alight with his response to a question about his decision to have a gender-equal Cabinet.

During a press conference on November 4th, Trudeau, who calls himself a feminist, was asked by a reporter why he decided to put 15 men and 15 women in his Cabinet. (There are 31 people in the Cabinet, including Trudeau.) His answer was a short one: “Because it’s 2015,” he said, to cheers and applause from the audience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxWL-ksZE4s

This was the perfect response. The notion that men have more merit than women is mysogynist. Feminist goals of equality when achieved bring numerous benefits. For too long 50% of the population has been under represented. Every one of the women appointment to Cabinet is well qualified, educated, and a vast improvement to the patronage and ideological purity boy’s club Cabinet of Harper.

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