Canada PM's wife wants to celebrate men on Women's Day

In advance of International Women's Day Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau joined CARE Canada's Walk In Her Shoes event on Parliament Hill Tuesday. CARE

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau put together a tribute on Tuesday, calling on Canadian women to "celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect, and who aren't afraid to speak up in front of others".

Thousands have commented Grégoire Trudeau's post, though well-intentioned, missed the mark completely. Facebook user Bibi Ebel said in one popular comment.

Her call to celebrate men on the International Women's Day, however, wasn't taken lightly and was criticized for being "problematic". "Allies and unity are crucial, but so is womanhood". And with the Trump administration offering the flawless backdrop against which Justin Trudeau's feminism can really shine, why not seize the opportunity to show that off, even on International Women's Day?

Another user, Kristyn Ann, wrote: "This is utterly ridiculous".

"I don't think there is anything to be angry about (I see lots of angry emoticons)".

Her post attracted plenty of blunt criticism.

And he gave an impassioned defence of a woman's right to choose an abortion - a message of particular resonance in the wake of his recent meeting with a USA president many around the world have branded as a misogynist.

Emily Herbert wrote: "I can't believe the backlash!"

"I'm proud to be a feminist, because making sure that everyone understands we all have a role in fighting for equality is the only way to move forward", he added. "It is always nice to appreciate the ones that are".

It didn't take long for people to start questioning the topic of her post. There we find the totally not-woke women without Instagram accounts, the women who vacuum the carpet in the House of Commons after the prime minister finishes his statement on gender parity in cabinet.

"For far too many women and girls, unsafe abortions and lack of choices in reproductive health mean that they either are.at risk of death or else simply can not contribute and can not achieve their potential", Trudeau said. Thanks to everyone for your feedback and pics! This is about recognizing that we should be allies on this journey.

An outspoken advocate for gender equality, Mr Trudeau has repeatedly spoken of himself as a "feminist".

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