B.C. MLA fires back at sexist post about working mothers

Feb 20, 2024 – Sonia Aslam and Hana Mae Nassar/CityNews Vancouver

A B.C. cabinet minister is pushing back against outdated and sexist thinking, after someone on social media made a comment about her new baby.

Emergency Management and Climate Readiness Minister Bowinn Ma took to X on Monday to share an image of the set up in her legislature office for her child.

“She’s here! She’s here! Baby Azalea has arrived at the BC Legislature,” she wrote.

While her post garnered hundreds of “likes” and many supportive messages, one in particular caught the North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA’s attention.

The X user told Ma to “stay home [and] be a mother” and went on to say “this is not needed now or ever in the legislature.”

Ma responded sarcastically, saying, “A woman’s place is barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, amirite?”

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