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Justin Trudeau Wants You To Say ‘Peoplekind’ Instead Of ‘Mankind’


Justin Trudeau definitely means well…

Last week, during a Q&A at MacEwan University, a young woman asked the Canadian Prime Minister about the country’s restrictions on volunteering with religious organizations.

She said:

“So, that’s why we came here today to ask you to also look into the policies that religious charitable organizations have in our legislation so that it can also be changed because maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind—”

When the lady said “mankind,” Trudeau interrupted her and said she should use the word “peoplekind” instead. He quipped:

“We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive.”‘

You can watch the awkward exchange (below):

When the clip went viral, Twitter users SLAMMED the politician for mansplaining the young woman, and for his “stupid” word suggestion.

Last week, according to CNN, Canada’s Senate passed a bill making the country’s national anthem gender-neutral, so instead of saying, “in all thy sons command,” it is now “in all of us command.”

Last month, Trudeau tweeted support for the bill, saying it was “another positive step towards gender equality.”

[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.]

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