LOOK IT UP, JUSTIN

Winnipeg Sun - - COMMENT -

Re: Apolo­gies for ‘in­ter­ac­tion’ with young re­porter, July 6

Ac­cord­ing to Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau, “A man ex­pe­ri­ences an in­ter­ac­tion as be­nign or not in­ap­pro­pri­ate and a woman, par­tic­u­larly in a pro­fes­sional con­text, can ex­pe­ri­ence it dif­fer­ently.” He can’t just throw crap like that out there and ex­pect the rest of us to sit back and ac­cept it as gospel truth be­cause for once he said some­thing with­out a bunch of umms and ahhs, be­cause I do think it’s crap (like a load). He should demon­strate a cou­ple of in­ter­ac­tions between a man and a woman who a woman would think in­ap­pro­pri­ate and a man ap­pro­pri­ate be­cause I can’t think of one. As long as he keeps his shirt on and doesn’t wear silly socks, I’m pre­pared to let the prime min­is­ter try a cou­ple of in­ter­ac­tions on me that he thinks are be­nign (kind, car­ing, kindly, com­pas­sion­ate, non-threat­en­ing) that I would think are in­ap­pro­pri­ate. He should have looked up the word be­nign be­fore us­ing it.

JILL YOUNG

Umm, ahh, um­mmm…

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