The internet police, politicians and the mainstream media are losing their minds over a tweet that United Conservative Party leadership candidate Jason Kenney sent out earlier this week.
The tweet featured a picture of a guy checking out a girl while with another woman who obviously isn’t too pleased about it; the guy with the wandering eye represents the NDP, his date represents Alberta and the other woman represents the carbon tax.
Of course the left revved up their faux outrage machine as soon as they saw it to claim both the meme and Jason Kenney are sexist.
Instead of accepting that the image was meant as a metaphor for bad choices, they claim it objectifies women.
Predictably, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna chimed in with a ridiculous tweet as did floor crossing NDP MLA Sandra Jansen.
But do either of these politicians really want to talk about real sexism?
If so, why has neither of these women mentioned allegations of sexual harassment against Liberal MP Darshan Kang — a caucus-mate of McKenna’s and Jansen’s pal?
The media gets to run crazy headlines and politicians get to lash out in the desperate hope that the negative story will spread so they won’t lose their jobs next election.
In this case, McKenna doesn’t want the UCP to win in Alberta because it will make her job harder, and Notley NDP’er Jansen is desperately clinging to her seat.
It would be nice if they’d put this much time and effort into the actual jobs that we pay them to do instead of freaking out over a meme.