Disclaimer: Dear Canadians. I have been tough on you. I understand that. I am not targetting you here specifically. I hope you appreciate that you are part of an increasingly shrinking sample: - Your leader is not a woman. - Your leader is not allready well-established as a rapist/sexual assaulter/ highly abusive philanderer (we're not looking at any specific countries here). - Your leader is not 110 years old. - You qualify for being a country worthy of being called a "democracy" (we're not looking at any specific countries here either). Like, there's not that much out there. And i've allready called Macron "Emanuelle in America". And that was an actual burn in contrast to this thread. For the record: I invite you all to write whatever critical yet - hopefully - interesting thing you may wish to write - but have previously been restrained from writing due to courtesy - about my head of government. /disclaimer In 1982 (presumably - Ms. Blasey Ford seems to be unsure about the year) the newest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States may or may not have commited attempted rape. What is not a matter of "may or may not" is that he liked beer. He was 17 and he definitly liked beer. We have established that much at least. In the year 2000 one young Mr. Trudeau, who would later go on to become the Prime Minister of Canada... You know, that Trudeau: Spoiler : That last one is a Halloween costume, btw. Just to be clear. ...in 2000 the young Mr. Trudeau, 28 at the time, among other things, attended an event, that the mainstream press has elected to call a "charity fundraiser" or "music festival". It's a "music festival" organised by a brewery. It's a beer fest. While there the young Mr. Trudeau groped a female reporter, not knowing what paper she writes for. He apologised the next day, in essence for who she was rather than what he had done. She wrote an essay about it. Nothing happened. Now this all resurfaced this summer. The woman in question affirmed her account but doesn't want to be involved in the story. None the less the public had some questions for PM Trudeau. Which he answered quite awkwardly. The media reflecting on all of this was rather weird to watch. I mean, when Buzzfeed and Breitbart involuntarily team up against more established press... it's weird. This is the essence of the Prime Minister's reaction: Spoiler : Eventually he settled on a very hazy line of reasoning about how we can all learn from this and #metoo is important etc. I felt it had a bit of an overtone of "if even his awesomeness can fail". And after that... nothing happened. We have a photo of the event (the fest, not the groping) and we have Trudeau's 2000 apology. In one image actually: Spoiler : One Luke Gordon Field at the Beaverton brilliantly summed this all up: "I strongly deny the groping allegations i allready admitted to and apologised for." I am not sure what i am to make of this: He was that man in the picture at a beer fest. He was also the son of the former Prime Minister. Oh, had he only known what newspaper she writes for. Oppression equals prejudice plus power, supposedly. He grabbed a woman by the hindpart. At least he has done it only this single one time. Right? Comments? Ideas? How exactly do we feel about how PM Trudeau has - in essence - blamed said women for her victimhood, which, by his reasoning arose from "where her head were" and "her having experienced things differently"?