Edmonton-Calder Conservative MLA Doug Elniski apologized late Monday afternoon for controversial comments that he posted on his blog, and insisted that he is not sexist.
Elniski posted the text of a speech on June 13 that he said he gives to junior high school students at Grade 9 graduation ceremonies.
Part of the posting included advice to girls saying, "Ladies, always smile when you walk into a room, there is nothing a man wants less than a woman scowling because he thinks he is going to get s--t for something and has no idea what."
It continues, "Men are attracted to smiles, so smile, don't give me that 'treated equal' stuff. If you want Equal, it comes in little packages at Starbucks."
He's not sexist, he just enjoys saying incredibly sexist things to 14 year olds and teaching young women to be subservient to men's desires. And thinks gender equality has something to do with sugar packets. But no, not sexist at all.
I mean, wow. And he actually thought this was appropriate to say to a class full of fourteen year olds. And then he insists that he's not sexist? It reminds me of every time I hear the phrase "I'm not racist, but..." Just once I would like to see someone own up to it and make an effort to educate themselves, instead of just denying it all the time.