BC Premier Christy Clark should resign

Hey Christy Clark: MILF equals degradation, lack of respect, objectifying, and violence towards women. It is not flattery.

To the Editor,

Re: Dec. 19 interview on 98.9 JET FM between radio host Drex and Premier Christy Clark.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read what our illustrious tax dollar paid for and our so called leader said.

The caller should have been put in his place by the talk show host but wasn’t. The talk show host should be fired and the station fined for allowing that kind of venomous hatred to be aired.

Ms. Clark by making light of it was not responding, as some have suggested, to being caught between a rock and a hard place, but rather showed in no uncertain terms that she is not fit to represent the female half of her electorate.

Having someone say MILF is insulting, not flattering. And dangerous.

Ask the woman in Denver who was fired for being too sexy, or the woman in LA who was set on fire, or the woman in India who was gang raped and died.

It is the propagation of the good old double standard where middle-aged men with their younger female “pets” vs. the offensive behaviour of female “cougars”. Does anybody ever stand up and say where do you get this stuff? Everybody should give their heads a shake.

How can Ms. Clark not see that the increasing degradation, lack of respect, objectifying, and violence towards women is not a matter of flattery. It is not a joke. It is not even about sex. It is about power and control.

I say to Ms. Clark she should apologize to all of us women, the wives, mothers, sisters, girlfriends, grandmothers, and daughters who can not safely coexist on the planet we call home, alongside and equal to our male counterparts.

She should have shown intelligence and sensitivity by refusing to answer a question that was beyond crude, not try to milk it and add fuel to an already out of control social problem.

Ruth John,

Port Alberni

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