Author: Sonya Sammut

When, earlier in April this year, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau famously tweeted about how his budget for 2021 would turn things around for women because they had been hit harder than men by the pandemic, he was met with harsh criticism. Not that, in today’s culture, there’s anything surprising in being muted, challenged or even cancelled. In Trudeau’s case, however, the dispute had more to do with his reference to the “she-cession”, something that seemed to justify the accusations of gender discrimination. At first, before running my own internet search and realising that the term ‘she-cession’ had been…

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