Robyn Urback: On a day about inclusivity, anti-bullying activists protest Laureen Harper’s support

The anti-bullying bullies.

National Post

When Amal Alamuddin, a London-based human rights lawyer, married actor George Clooney, there was one headline that stood out from glut of star-obsessed reportage: “Internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Alamuddin marries an actor.” It was a fitting headline for a publication called The Business Woman Media, if perhaps not appropriate for USA Today, and progressive commentators wasted no time in haughtily championing it as reporting done right. They insisted that Alamuddin (who became “Clooney”) was prominent in her own right, and that she should not be defined by her husband’s success. Marriage does not, or should not, strip of a woman of her individual identity, opinions or perspective.

Hear, hear. Women are people, not wives: hear them opine! Except, what happens when a woman is married to, say, an odious political figure who is, surely, putting the finishing touches on that nefarious hidden agenda? Certainly his wife is culpable…

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