Canada’s Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is here in Marrakech, Morocco at the UN Climate Change Conference and she has congratulated United Arab Emirates for their leadership in getting youth involved to act on climate.
That all sounds nice but like everything here in Marrakech, there is a healthy helping of hypocrisy and delusion involved in McKenna’s statement.
McKenna is a self-proclaimed “fearless feminist”, but would someone who really cared about women’s rights thank a place like the UAE for anything? The UAE, where women need a male relative’s permission to marry and where “illegal pregnancies” are punishable by flogging.
I guess some fearless feminists are just too scared to speak truth to power when the chance is right in front of them.
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