You forgot to put 4). I totally stand behind my comment that:
The notion that even with controversial issues a leader should pick a position then stick to it dogmatically right or wrong is an old-fashioned patriarchal attitude.
There is nothing trivial about it and it is relevant. Patriarchal attitudes and structures permeate our society and politics is no exception. The term "patriarchal" is eminently suited to the notion that leaders should not alter their position (or even have a nuanced one).
This is something I did not say and you need to stop pretending I am saying things I did not say. This is the third time in the last day or so that you have pretended I have said something I did not say.
What you have put there in italics suggesting is a quote from me is entirely made up by you and I have not even said anything like it.
I don't flag posts often but I am flagging this as it is completely out of line beyond baiting and trolling.
--- Your quote: "Flip flop" is still a perjorative immature and aggressive term. ---
Perhaps you might want to make sure that you educate: The CBC, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and others that this is a term you are offended by. Since I used the word it comes across as suggesting I am being immature and aggressive for using it. As well upthread you said I was being patriarchal as well.
I don't accept any of that. And I should not have to put up with these kinds of accusations for expressing opinions here in the same terms that are being used widely in the media and even by others across this board.
It is you that is being aggressive here.