So the new rumors are that CTV anchor Barb Higgins will run for Mayor of Calgary. That would be interesting, we are all used to seeing her and I don't recall any naughty stories being dug up about her... but as I watched a clip about this on CBC news just now, they showed a man who made what I consider a very sexist remark.
I do not know who the heck this man was, but he suddenly remarked something about Barb being a 'Sarah Palin knock-off'. I can't remember if he said she IS, or he hopes she isn't.. but he had derision in his tone.
Is that not SEXIST? A woman running for mayor among 11 men is suddenly a Sarah Palin knock-off? What the hell is that?? What about the 11 men - are they Barack Obama, George Bush, Bill Clinton knock-offs? That comment really aggravated me and of course CBC just let that story be told, perhaps popping the idea into brainless viewer's heads... not questioning the guy at all. It's totally sexist to call a woman candidate a 'Sarah Palin knock-off'. It makes it seem like Barb only decided to run after seeing the success (??? lol) of Palin. 'gee if sarah can do it, i can do it. Sarah was a mayor, now I wanna be a mayor', etc. Pathetic and uncalled for, and very disappointed in CBC for airing such sexist views without commenting on them or questioning the validity. But I guess im not exactly surprised either.