International Women's Day: Georgia Straight Talks

Misogyny against politicians is a growing problem in parliamentary democracies around the world

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      This week's edition of Georgia Straight Talks focuses on the magnitude of misogyny directed at female politicians from British Columbia.

      We talked to three MPs—Hedy Fry, Jenny Kwan, and Elizabeth May—as well as Vancouver councillors Melissa De Genova and Christine Boyle.

      And in advance of International Women's Day on Monday (March 8), it was shocking to hear the types of abuse that they've encountered while trying to do their jobs.

      Check out the video, which was edited by Lucas Renzo Giovannetti, who's director of video and animation products with the Straight's parent company, Media Central Corporation.

      Video: Lucas Renzo Giovannetti edited Georgia Straight Talks.