World News – CA – BC Jane Thornthwaite of the Liberal Party apologizes for sexualized comments on Bowinn Ma of the NDP

0
33

The comments, shared by a local podcast host on Twitter yesterday, were made on a September 17 virtual roast from former BC Liberal MP Ralph Sultan

BC Liberal candidate Jane Thornthwaite comes under fire following series of sexualized comments about NDP BC Bowinn Ma

The comments, made during a September 17 virtual roast of former BC Liberal MP Ralph Sultan were recorded on screen and then shared with Vancouver podcast host Mo Amir Amir released the two-minute clip on her Twitter Saturday night and asked the women to share their thoughts

I’m not going to edit this I’d rather hear from women about what they think about this clip I’m sharing because a woman contacted me and asked me to do so (her email below tweet) #bcpoli picTwittercom / AiDwFmBT7F

In the clip – which included BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson – Thornthwaite is heard telling a story about Ma and Sultan’s interactions, which involves naughty behavior between the two

“Bowinn is a very pretty woman, she knows she has it, and she knows how to move Ralph forward,” Thornthwaite says to laughter from the other attendees She then goes on to describe an event where Ma and Sultan were “stuck” on the couch together – very, very close to each other – most of the time »

In response, Sultan growled, prompting Thornthwaite to say, « Yeah, Ralph You remember CA We were supposed to network and all that – but Bowinn knows how you She knows how to get you

« Ralph would be sitting on a couch, say, in the middle of the couch and Bowinn would be right next to him, cuddling, cuddling, cuddling – a little cleavage there – and Ralph would be captivated by her, » Thornthwaite said , while other participants laughed

Other participants in the call included Abbotsford-West candidate Mike de Jong, West Vancouver-Capilano candidate Karin Kirkpatrick, former Liberal MP Kevin Falcon, Liberal member Jess Ketchum, West Vancouver-Sea to Sky candidate Jordan Sturdy and former Liberal MP Gordie Hogg

Listen, I’m Ralph’s successor I’m pretty sure that automatically makes me the funniest of this whole team. Sign up here to see me pay a ‘tribute’ to Ralph: https: // tco / y56oF8qQgn #ralphroast #bcpoli picTwittercom / XDJs3E7cuW

The Sep 17 event had been promoted as Ralph Sultan’s (virtual) roast and was open for online registration via the BC Liberals website

The reaction to Sunday morning’s comments has been reported, with many calling on Thornthwaite to apologize and others showing up to share their own experiences of sexism in the workplace

« Being a woman in politics is difficult Being a person of color in politics is difficult Being young in politics is difficult If the three of you are, apparently people will be talking about you behind your back like that, » Katya Woloshyn tweeted. I’m not surprised by the BC Liberals, but it’s not good to see « 

Thornthwaite is the incumbent in the North Vancouver-Seymour riding, running against the Greens’ BC Harrison Johnston, the NDP’s Susie Chant and the Libertarian’s Clayton Welwood

“I still collect my thoughts on the video, but it’s shocking and sad to see,” Chant said on Twitter “I don’t want your vote out of spite, I want to win it with my policies, my honesty and my dedication to this constituency « 

My campaign team is made up entirely of women and non-binary people under the age of 22 I’m disgusted that we elected politicians like @jthornthwaite who would make crass and sexualized jokes on people like them @ BowinnMa deserves better , all young women and women deserve better https: // tco / A27p2iwhvk

Johnston tweeted his disgust, noting that his campaign team is made up of women and non-binary people under the age of 22

« I’m disgusted that we elected politicians like @jthornthwaite who would make crass and sexualized jokes on people like them, » he said « @BowinnMa deserves better, all young women and women deserve better « 

Others called on Thornthwaite to step down, calling comments what is seen as the BC Liberal Party’s disconnected approach

It makes me feel so disgusting That she said it, everybody’s sitting there & laughs, & that old-fashioned politics has made things inhospitable to so many people for so long These days are numbered Solidarity with @BowinnMa representing a new way forward @ jthornthwaite is expected to step down https: // tco / n3GeeAO34C

On Sunday morning, Thornthwaite responded to the backlash on Twitter, but refrained from apologizing, only stating that she supported women in politics

« I have immense respect for all the women who walk through glass ceilings I’m one of them Just like Bowinn Ma, » she says

« Ralph Sultan has the same respect and a weakness for his fellow engineer UBC, and I shed some light on it during a roast. I have always supported and will always support more women in politics »

« But you didn’t just ‘shed light’ on this on a roast, you say you ‘told the people’ story later. Apologize, quit and spend some time in work on your internalized misogyny, ”the tweet read

I have immense respect for all the women who grow through glass ceilings I am one of them So is Bowinn Ma Ralph Sultan has the same respect and a soft spot for his fellow engineer at UBC, and I made light of it during a roast I have always supported and will always support more women in politics

« I want to add this The comments I made to the roast for my colleague Ralph Sultan fell flat and were inappropriate I wholeheartedly apologize for making these comments, » she said  » I also contacted Bowinn Ma to apologize directly to him. I pledge to do better to move forward « 

I want to add this The comments I made to the roast for my colleague Ralph Sultan fell flat and were inappropriate I wholeheartedly apologize for making these comments I reached out to Bowinn Ma to bring him back apologies directly also I pledge to do better to move forward

Soon after, Ma shared her own statement on Facebook and Twitter exposing sexism, and explained that the interaction Thornthwaite described was Ma « deliberately speaking closely with a very hearing impaired elder. »

« Video from BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson watching as Liberal MP from C However, it’s not about me, ”Ma said

« Young women deserve a province that encourages them to take on leadership roles without fear of sexism If we want more young women and people of color to enter politics, we must commit to creating environments that support them. respect The comments and reactions in this video do exactly the opposite « 

We must be a province that empowers young women to assume leadership roles without fear of sexism British Columbians deserve better from their political leaders picTwittercom / sE3MbnKbSZ

« You are a powerhouse and role model for so many people, @BowinnMa I am so proud to have you on our team, » he said

BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau also called Thornthwaite’s comments « outrageous », denouncing unrealistic standards to which women are held

« If women aren’t warm in the workplace, we get blasted as rude, » she said. « If we’re friendly, we get this »

It’s appalling If women aren’t warm in the workplace we get blasted as rude If we’re friendly we get this @BowinnMa is incredibly professional and her ability to forge friendships across parties makes the better legislature We owe him an apology https: // tco / xhwCxWJ6mS

You are a powerhouse and role model for so many, @BowinnMa I’m so proud to have you on our team https: // tco / PVfh52hFUM

Sign up to receive daily news from the Vancouver Sun, a division of Postmedia Network Inc

A welcome email is on its way If you don’t see it, please check your junk folder

Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil discussion forum and to encouraging all readers to share their views on our articles Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site We ask that you keep your comments relevant and respectful We have enabled email notifications You will now receive an email if you receive a response to your comment, an update to the discussion thread you follow, or if a user follows you comments. See our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings

© 2020 Vancouver Sun, a division of Postmedia Network Inc All rights reserved Unauthorized distribution, transmission or reproduction is strictly prohibited

This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including advertisements) and allows us to analyze our traffic Learn more about cookies here By continuing to use our site, you agree to our terms of use and our privacy policy

Bowinn Ma, Jane Thornthwaite, New Democratic Party of British Columbia, Ralph Sultan, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Liberal Party of Canada

News from the world – CA – BC Liberal Party Jane Thornthwaite Apologizes for Sexualized Comments on NDP Bowinn Ma


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

QU’EN PENSEZ-VOUS?

Donnez votre point de vue et aboonez-vous!

[gs-fb-comments]

[comment-form]

Votre point de vue compte, donnez votre avis

[maxbutton id= »1″]