A group of Swedish trade union leaders make fools of themselves by wearing nonsensical pink hats for Women’s Equality.
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- A group of white men wanted to feel empowered and create a better brand image for themselves by wearing silly pink hats to prove they’re not misogynists.
- Backlash due to lack of diversity in Sweden.
Sweden has become the laughing stock of the world with their over-tolerance of refugees taking over their country and destroying their cities. To put the icing on the cake one of Sweden’s builder unions decided to all wear ‘pink pussy hats’ to somehow show they aren’t misogynists.
The board of directors of the trade union Byggnads, which represents workers in the construction industry, caused a stir on social media in Sweden on Wednesday after they posted a picture of themselves wearing pussyhats – the pink, knitted symbol of women’s rights made world-famous in marches all over the world.
“Today on International’s Women’s Day we want to pay attention to all you women in the construction industry and tell you how much you’re needed and the respect we have for you because you dare to break gender roles,” they wrote in an opinion piece published by public broadcaster SVT.
“We know we’re going to have to endure some jibes, mainly from other men, because we are standing here in our pink, home-knitted hats. But to us it is an act of solidarity.”
“God knows we’re not perfect. We ARE a bunch of white middle-aged men. Sometimes we put our foot in our mouth. Often we hear it ourselves and apologize. Sometimes we don’t notice it ourselves; please tell us and give us a red card. So that we learn for next time.”
“We ARE a bunch of white, middle-aged men. But at least we’re wearing pink hats.”
Byggbranschen är 99 % män. Inte helt konstigt att styrelsen ser ut som den gör. Men som vissa män kan skapa problem, så kan andra motarbeta! pic.twitter.com/w2IyGj8vLX
— Byggnads (@Byggnads) March 8, 2017
Asked if he believed more boards or organization with a similar lack of gender balance should follow suit, he said: “All of society should pull their weight when it comes to equality and diversity, I think.”