World News – CA – ‘Sexist’: British Columbia Liberals set fire to leaked Zoom video mocking NDP Bowinn Ma

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Comments by a British Columbia Liberal candidate for a roast for a retired MP became an election question, after being widely broadcast on social media on Saturday night

The comments were made by Jane Thornthwaite, North Vancouver-Seymour candidate, in a Zoom video leaked to Mo Amir, This is Vancolour podcast host and CKNW contributor, and generated accusations of sexism and misogyny and calls for apologies

I’m sharing because a woman contacted me and asked me to do so (her email below tweet) #bcpoli picTwittercom / AiDwFmBT7F

In a story meant to tease former West Vancouver-Capilano MP Ralph Sultan, Thornthwaite recounts a series of interactions he had with North Vancouver-Lonsdale NDP candidate Bowinn Ma while he was in opposition

« Except Bowinn, as you know, very pretty lady, and she knows she has ‘that’, and she knows how to get Ralph forward, » Thornthwaite says in the video

The two MPs at the time found themselves sitting together on a sofa during an event at Capilano University, Thornthwaite said

« Very, very close to each other most of the time… we were supposed to be networking and stuff, but Bowinn knows how to find you, » she says

« Bowinn would be right next to him, cuddling, cuddling … and Ralph would be fascinated by her »

British Columbia Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson, along with candidates Mike de Jong, Karin Kirkpatrick and Jordan Sturdy can be seen laughing in response to the story

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

Thornthwaite has since tweeted that she has « immense respect for all women who walk 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 shed light on that during a roast », she declared

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

Ma also responded with a statement on Twitter, claiming Thornthwaite’s story « sexualized my interactions with another MP for multiple terms » and was « a deeply uncomfortable characterization of my efforts to spread cuteness across the lines. partisan

« As a woman who has worked in male-dominated industries all my life so far, unfortunately I’m no stranger to casual sexism, » Ma wrote

« Young women deserve a province that encourages them to assume leadership without sexism… the comments and reactions in this video do the exact opposite »

« No one should deserve comments like this, they are horrible sexist comments that are not acceptable whether in a private or public setting »

The video also drew a barrage of criticism online, including from Sonia Furstenau, BC Greens leader, who called the comments « 

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 legislature better On owes him an apology https: // tco / xhwCxWJ6mS

« If women are not warm in the workplace we are considered rude If we are friendly we get this, » Furstenau wrote

« @BowinnMa is incredibly professional and her ability to forge friendships between parties makes the legislature better. He is owed an apology »

Several other prominent female politicians also weighed in on the video, including former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Vancouver City Councilor Andrea Reimer

For anyone who’s ever wondered why women don’t run for office, this video is all you need to understand it A disclaimer: it’s disgusting & hard to watch It’s a good reminder that being a woman doesn’t make you a feminist and being called a leader does not mean you are in charge / 1 https: // tco / tSQ8KwaNHa

All I will say is that I have the pleasure of knowing @BowinnMa and she is fantastic! #DayOfTheGirl

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

News from the world – CA – « Sexist »: BC Liberals catch fire after Zoom video leaked poking fun at NDP’s Bowinn Ma


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