Friday, 29 January 2016

Progress towards Parity

You may feel sick for I posted about this on my Twitter and also Instagram, but for me, indeed it's really good talk. I have never imagined that I would very much enjoy watching that panel talk since this whole time I only enjoy watching music video and talkshow on Youtube. Again, if you have time and smooth internet connection, please watch.

Is there any duplicate of Trudeau in this Galaxy? I want one! 

I found the transcript of the talk here, but then these are some of my favorite parts:

Trudeau: One of the things – like I’m incredibly proud to have a partner in my wife Sophie who is extremely committed to women and girls’ issues, but she is – you know, we’re of a like mind on it, and I agree with her on that. And I’ve been very thoughtful about how we raise our daughter. But she caught me – or she took me aside a few months ago and said, “Okay, it’s great that you’re engaged and modelling to your daughter that you want her in power and everything, but you need to take as much effort to talk to your sons” — my eight-year-old boy and my two-year-old’s still a little young still — “about how he treats women and how he is going to grow up to be a feminist just like dad.”

And by the way, we shouldn’t be afraid of the word feminist. Men and women should use it to describe themselves any time they want. (Applause.) But that – that role we have as men in supporting and demanding equality, in demanding a shift is really, really important. And there’s lots of other things governments can do and we’re trying to do but —

Gates: .....blablablala....And the second thing I would say is if you are a male in this room — and I think somebody asked earlier what can we do — get 10 men that you know who believe in women and get them to publicly speak about it. When our foundation was first formed and was being talked about in the press, Warren Buffett got asked about Bill’s participation in Bill’s foundation. And he said, “I won’t answer those press questions unless it’s about Bill and Melinda. They are doing this equally.” I’ve been asked here numerous times about Mark Zuckerberg’s new initiative with his foundation at this forum, and I say about it’s not about Mark, it’s about Mark and Priscilla. We have to all talk about this publicly, raise up women.

*standing applause* 

p.s. Alanda Kariza was among the audience and asked question to Trudeau.

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