As part of the “Hope in High Heels” campaign, Canadian parliamentarians marched in stiletto heels. An operation that was not liked by everyone.
The scene is comical, unusual. In a Canadian boardroom, a group of politicians scurry around a table in suits and ties and candy pink pumps. On Thursday, April 20, Canada’s Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, posted a video on Twitter that garnered seven million views. “Violence against women is still widespread in our society. Hope in Heels is an event that raises awareness of violence against women while encouraging men and boys to be part of the solution. We wore their symbolic pink heels to support this important cause,” the deputy justifies in his publication.
The scene therefore refers to the fourth edition of the Hope in High Heels campaign against violence against women, run by Halton Women’s Place, a women’s shelter in Halton. An initiative whose pink heels are one of the “emblems”. Family Minister Karina Gould, who supported the initiative, explained on Twitter: “Educating men and boys is part of the solution, and it is our collective responsibility to end gender-based violence.
A sense of shame
The point is honest, and yet the video has been ridiculed. Starting with the famous saga author J.K. From Rowling’s tweet Harry Potter, known for mobilizing against violence against women, but also for his transphobic remarks. The latter quipped, asking the parliamentarians to inform him about “the number of female homicides avoided” thanks to this measure. “It’s ridiculous,” we can read en masse under its publication.
“Politicians parade around in pink ‘signature’ high heels to be part of the solution to violence against women.” I’m so ashamed of you,” added English commentator Bernadette Spoffort, who was followed by 200,000 people on Twitter. On the other side of the Channel, in France, MP R.N. Mathilde Androuet, for her part, wondered about the need for such an act. “Besides condemning the corn on the feet, what is it for?” he declared. What an obscenity for all the victims of rapes, beatings, etc. who are waiting to be protected from their executioners.
Canada’s Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, faced the sling and defended himself like this. “It’s ironic that those who complain about the ease with which society is offended are easily offended by a simple gesture.” Prospective question.
In the video, Canadian MPs wear their pink pumps to denounce violence against women
Source: Le Figaro