I am finished. I am done. I try to stay rational, but cannot stay quiet any longer.
I know some will try to dismiss me as yet another angry leftist woman – and if so? None of what I write further will matter to you, so hit the back button on your browser. The same goes for men triggered by an empowered woman.
I am sick and tired of people who think that posting memes are constructive forms of debate.
I am sick and tired of people who are driven more by anger, than by the quest for knowledge and understanding an issue. Do you feel that only your anger is valid or that people in Alberta have a monopoly on anger?
I am sick of the men who think that they can control my uterus, or the body of my daughter. Being a rich, white man does not give you expertise about a woman’s body, or how it should be used.
I am watching in horror as the province of Ontario dismantles the social safety net thread by thread in the name of finding enough efficiencies to justify a massive tax cut for the rich. Because we all know that is coming. Children are not efficiencies to found. The disabled, the sick, and the weak are not efficiencies to be sold to the private sector in the name of saving money.
If you think that you are going to privatize the delivery of health care services in Ontario, Premier Ford, be ready for the fight of your political life, and be ready for the end of your political career in 2022. All you have accomplished is mobilizing every person that you have screwed, and will screw in the future – against you.
I cannot cater to the idiotic anymore. To those who think that reasoned debate is another phrase for the ‘elites’. I used to be someone who searched for consensus but no more. I am drawing a line in the sand. At one time I used to look to reach across the divide to find common ground. No longer. The only reason I will reach across the line in the sand is to throttle you. Metaphorically.
I am sick and tired of men who criticize strong women simply for having a vagina, a brain, and an opinion. And I am sick of women criticizing strong women like Catherine McKenna and Chrystia Freeland for being fearless in expressing their thoughts and opinions without filter.
I am sick and tired of sexist and misogynistic homophobes who feel that its funny to feminize the name of our Prime Minister or for who pointing out the feminism of our current government is a cause for derision instead of celebration.
I am sick of catering to a Province who seems to forget that while they buoy us in times of boom that the rest of Canada carries them in time of bust. That without Canada they would not have access to the trade deals, and privileged access to certain markets because of what Canada has negotiated together.
I am sick and tired of an obvious point about the possible misogyny, sexism, sexual and physical danger of isolated and male dominated work camps being somehow turned into an insult to men and not the conversation that our broader society has to have about rape culture.
I am sick and tired of politicians who create a fake war on media to hide and distract from their lies and deceit. I am also shocked by the complicity of mainstream media in Canada to help sell this narrative.
I am sick and tired of watching politicians like Andrew Scheer, who have lived in taxpayer funded housing for 8 years with a driver, chef, taxpayer provided nannies, and who likely haven’t had to pay an actual bill in years – claim to be the middle class or to know the plight of the middle class.
I am sick and tired of watching the middle class be tricked into paying the cost of pollution by large corporations. Those of us who are too purposefully ignorant to understand what a revenue neutral carbon tax means or understand that the longer we wait to combat climate change the more expensive that it will be. You are allowing a political party with NO PLAN to criticize a political party who has a plan.
Do people not understand that the doomsday clock is counting down? And you are arguing about how we got here? That it isn’t your fault? Or how much time is left on the doomsday clock instead of realizing that we are here, the clock is counting down and the only way out is together and forward. Old ideas, dogmas, and political differences need to be set aside. Instead, the Conservatives are like idiots at the bar 15 seconds from New Year’s haggling over the prices of champagne.
It is time that we stopped looking for common ground with climate change deniers and carbon tax skeptics, and started looking for ways to move forward without them. They have no plan besides the status quo, or criticism for the sake of criticism.
I am not going to stand idly by while rich white men who are stuck in the past get to determine the future. I am not going to let purposeful ignorance and deceit stand while truth is so easy to find.
I am not going to stand by and let you ruin the futures of my children, grandchildren, and whoever comes after. Get out of my way or you will learn what fight like a girl means. And trust me, you won’t like it.