Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote in a tweet the slogan “transwomen are women” on International Women’s Day and was hit with widespread backlash on social media.
Outrage from the public was sparked immediately after he tweeted the slogan on Wednesday morning.
“And with a disturbing rise in anti-transgender hate here in Canada and around the world recently, I want to be very clear about one more thing: Trans women are women. We will always stand up to this hate – whenever and wherever it occurs,” said Trudeau.
Jordan Peterson, who testified before the Senate against adding charter protections to self-identification on the grounds of compelled speech, was among those criticizing Trudeau.
Sex based rights group, Women’s declaration International called out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for encouraging hate against women on International Women’s Day.
“What’s observable in #canada on #IWD2023 is the rise of hatred towards women, with the most shocking disdain and stoking of hatred against females coming from our own Prime Minister. In contrast, #femicide and #violenceagainstwomen are real issues that had no voice today.” wrote sex based rights group Women’s declaration International.
McGill University lecturer Terry Newman criticized the PM for claiming that its hateful to say women are women.
Thanks for “standing with women and pushing back on our misogynistic #PrimeMinister” wrote former Canadian track and field champion and NCAA All American, Linda Blade.
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier called on the prime minister to “stop labeling everything you disagree with as hate,” noting biology is real.
Canadian journalist Terry Glavin also ridiculed Trudeau over his statement.
Trudeau was accused of “dehumanizing women.” and gaslighting by Twitter user user Amy E. Sousa.
Sex based rights activist Amy Hamm accused Justin Trudeau of pandering to men.