Conservative MP Michelle Rempel shares unsettling letter on Twitter
The Alberta MP has used her social media platform to speak out on women's issues before.
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Michelle Rempel is again speaking out about the harassment and abuse Canada’s female politicians endure.
The MP for Calgary Nose Hill tweeted a picture of an anonymous and deeply unsettling letter that somehow found its way to her despite being addressed to “Michelle Hempel.”
Between grammatical errors, the unnamed author found some time to suggest to a sitting Member of Parliament that her clothing is to blame if her ideas are not “well-respected around the world.”
Naturally, the advice offered to “Hempel” led to some liveliness in her mentions.
Of course, some were less helpful than others.
Oh, and a special nod to this guy.
Rempel is no stranger to using her platform to call for better treatment of women in politics.
Last October, she took to Twitter to air her frustration with the way women who had their eye on the recently vacated Conservative leadership were being treated.
As Rempel herself explains, this behaviour is not at all unusual, and as Metro learned during our recent series on the bullying female politicians in Alberta face, the vitriol isn't restricted to party affiliation of government status.