Conservative MP Bev Oda gets tough on feminazis, and the ladies don't like it.
Oda was unapologetic throughout a verbal pummelling by Liberal, NDP and Bloc MPs who accused the government of attempting to ''muzzle'' women and ''gut'' the agency by writing a new mandate that says it will no longer fund groups doing research, lobbying or advocacy on behalf of women's equality rights...
Oda, who argued past Liberal governments had not done enough for women, gave the demand short shrift. "I will not step aside because, I believe, that I have been effective and in eight short months this government together, as a government, has done more in real action to help women in Canada that the previous government..."
At the hearing, Oda argued research and advocacy had not led to significant improvements in the lives of women and that it was time to shift the money toward meeting women's needs in their communities by financing everything from mentorship to retraining programs...
Under the new rules, however, some of the recipients will likely change. Indeed, spokeswomen for the National Association of Women and the Law and the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada said they expect their funding to dry up.
For the first time, the agency will allow funds to flow to for-profit, as well as faith-based groups.
I for one approve of the work Oda is doing. I have no patience for these whiny women crying "help me" all the time. Hey, you want to run with men? Then grow some balls, suck it up, get out in the real world and start working hard instead of begging for a handout. You want to prove how tough you are? Then grow some thicker skin. Stop waiting for everyone to cow tow to you because you are a woman.
And by the way, if the last government and the current Opposition was so keen on helping women, then why were they so into the idea of regulating prostitution... arguably the least favourable, most sexist line of work there is?