Canada's Female First Ministers Youth T-Shirt
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Rita Johnston, Nellie Cournoyea, Catherine Callbeck, Kim Campbell, Pat Duncan, Eva Aariak, Kathy Dunderdale, Christy Clark, Alison Redford, Pauline Marois, Kathleen Wynne, Rachel Notley, Caroline Cochrane & Heather Stefanson.
Did you know that these 14 women make up the short list of women who have served as first ministers in Canada? Rita Johnson of British Columbia was the first and Manitoba's Heather Stefanson is the most recent addition to the list. Currently Canada's only two female first ministers currently serving as premier of any province or territory are the North West Territories Caroline Cochrane and Stefanson.
You might be wondering how many men have served as first minister and the number is currently 271. Yes, 14/271 is pretty dismal and the time for change is long overdue. You can see the whole list of names and the massive disparity in a blog post Madame Premier complied here.
And let's be upfront about the very multi-partisan nature of this t-shirt. It runs the gamut from NDP to Liberal, to independent and conservative. Put the partisan politics aside for a moment and think about the issue of gender equality in politics. This isn't up to any one party to solve or do something about. Gender equality is something that must be addressed and achieved by every political party and level of government. And before anyone can get "I'm not voting for her just because she's a woman" out of their lips, please consider that for far too long that men were the only option on ballots, their exclusion of women, Black people, Indigenous peoples and anyone that didn't look or sound like them, were intentionally kept out of the political systems because they were created for them and by them. No more.
This grey t-shirt is 52% combed ring-spun cotton and 48% polyester (code for super soft) with a tearaway tag. It's also pre-washed so don't expect it to shrink. Unisex sizing so size down for a smaller fit or size up if you want a comfier fit.
This t-shirt is made of 52/48 Airlume combed and ringspun cotton/polyester. It has a tearaway tag so you don't need to worry about cutting it off to keep it from itching your child's skin.