Harper, The Man That Time Forgot

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LeighT
Harper, The Man That Time Forgot

Harper is a man from The Land That Time Forgot.

A Dinosaur, in many senses, revealed by his penchant for fossil fuels, war, racism and misogyny.

Ashifa Kassam reminds us that Harper has not offered no contraction of his assault on pay equity.  http://www.rabble.ca/columnists/2008-stephen-harper-vs-feminism .

Babblers elaborated last month on the fact that Harper in his failed economic statement tried to ensure women and racialized workers wouldn't be allowed to complain to the Human Rights Commission.

As a personal note, I mentioned in my 'hi -introduction' to babble that my mother had been fired from her first job when she got pregnant.  She was a geologist- a Gold Medalist from UoT at graduation (beat out all the guys).  She worked for a company after that, doing microscopy and analysis.  But the company had a policy that new employees had to promise not to get pregnant for three years.   Mom was a month or so off the deadline...

Does Harper want us to shift us back to those days? 

Will the country be further trapped in a toxic economy, with divisive human relations, militarization, and discrimination?  Will we promote further massacres, in policy abroad, and towards the planet? 

A return to the Middle Ages will look benign compared to the backwards direction of Stephen Harper.

What kind of Confidence Vote can We give Harper? 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

LeighT

well, when i figure out how to edit items, i'll get rid of the wording bloopers..'not offered no...'

Star Spangled C...

LeighT wrote:

As a personal note, I mentioned in my 'hi -introduction' to babble that my mother had been fired from her first job when she got pregnant.  She was a geologist- a Gold Medalist from UoT at graduation (beat out all the guys).  She worked for a company after that, doing microscopy and analysis.  But the company had a policy that new employees had to promise not to get pregnant for three years.   Mom was a month or so off the deadline...

I'm a little worried since my wife just began mat leave (baby due ANY DAY now...)and is planning on taking up to a year off. There are officially protections in place, she jsut has this sinking feeling that she'll come abck and her responsibilities will all disappear, etc.

TinTincognito

A student going to our school had been involved in politics and says she was helping at an event Mr. Harper was attending.  She was going to be a young mother and when introduced to him he looked at her and commented, "girls your age shouldn't have babies," dismissively.  She immediately reevaluated her opinion of Mr. Harper and it hasn't changed.

It's Me D

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She was going to be a young mother and when introduced to him he looked
at her and commented, "girls your age shouldn't have babies,"
dismissively.

Then Harper isn't a full blooded dinosaur... in the USA they'd be happy, the younger the better... bring on the next generation of slave soldiers. 

LeighT

Star Spangled C- i wish you and your wife all the best with your new addition, and it's those kind of uncertainties in the workplace which you describe that need resisting..

TinTincognito- thanks for sharing that.  as if it's any of Harper's business what that student chose to do!  but this is what to expect from a guy who repeatedly introduces legislation aimed at eliminating women's choices.