Trudeau corrects woman: It's peoplekind, not mankind

A woman was the Canadian prime minister a question at a town hall when Justin Trudeau stopped her after using the word "mankind." “We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive,” he said.
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A woman was the Canadian prime minister a question at a town hall when Justin Trudeau stopped her after using the word "mankind." “We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive,” he said.
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Trudeau is mocked for correcting woman who said ‘mankind’

By Josh Magness

jmagness@mcclatchy.com

February 06, 2018 09:12 AM

Don’t use the word “mankind” around Justin Trudeau.

That’s what one woman learned Friday when she asked a question to the Canadian prime minister at a town hall, according to the Daily Wire.

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

That’s when Trudeau stopped her.

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

The crowd cheered as the woman who asked the question responded, “There we go, exactly.”

But not everyone seemed as enthused with the prime minister’s answer.

Why stop at mankind? pic.twitter.com/G6MiwevhQV

— Alex Pierson (@AlexpiersonAMP) February 6, 2018

Trigger warning ⚠️ to @JustinTrudeau



The postMAN told me today that they don’t really have the MANpower to MANage all their work. So I’ve invited freshMEN from our local university to help. But they are busy giving MANdatory help to fireMEN this week.

— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) February 6, 2018

Justin Trudeau lands on the moon: “That’s one small step for people, one giant leap for #peoplekind.”

— J.J. McCullough (@JJ_McCullough) February 5, 2018

Dear @JustinTrudeau

Using the word “mankind” is fine. Publicly embarrassing someone for using it is not. #Canada https://t.co/dFZQkbwN7G

— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) February 6, 2018

Trudeau mansplaining to a young girl not to use the word "mankind" is peak Leftism.

— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) February 5, 2018

Trudeau’s “peoplekind” thing was dumb. Conservatives will treat it like a war crime for weeks, which is also dumb. #cdnpoli

— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 6, 2018

The Toronto Sun, too, mocked Trudeau for his comment in an editorial.

“Really? Who is this ‘we?’ Has anyone heard Trudeau say ‘peoplekind’ before?” the editorial read. “If this is the sort of progressivism he’s trying to insert into the NAFTA text, no wonder President Trump’s thinking of tearing it all up.”

However, some defended his comment.

For everyone thoughtlessly circulating a short clip from one of Trudeau's town halls, watch the entire exchange:



No, he didn't "mansplain" or "manterrupt." No this wasn't proof of whatever you hate about his self-described feminism.



Do better. #cdnpoli https://t.co/DWbDp7bV4R

— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) February 6, 2018