Sweden’s deputy prime minister, Isabella Lövin, shared a photo Friday that showed her signing a climate bill surrounded by seven colleagues, all of whom were women.
The photo stands in stark contrast to a recent picture of U. President Donald Trump that received swift criticism from Democrats and abortion rights groups when it showed him signing an order reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits federal funding to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about the procedure. Lövin’s photo shows her staring down the camera as seven women, one of whom is visibly pregnant, look on.
Perhaps the closest parallel in Canada was the Kingston, Ont., case of Mark Bedford, convicted in 2008 of blackmailing several girls into performing sex acts on camera.
He was found guilty of several offences, including child-pornography-related crimes, extortion and inciting a child to perform bestiality, earning a three-year prison sentence.
In the coming days I’ll bring together a solid group of talented organizers and project leaders to form the festival organizers, then you’ll hear from everyone again when it’s time to move forward.” If the rash of alleged assaults at Bråvalla sounds familiar, that’s probably because the annual festival saw similar attacks last year: Five women were raped at the festival in 2016, according to local media reports.
Headliner Mumford and Sons released a statement following their performance declaring they were “appalled” and “gutted by these hideous reports,” promising they wouldn’t play the festival again “until we’ve had assurances from the police and organizers that they’re doing something to combat what appears to be a disgustingly high rate of reported sexual violence.” That same year, Sweden’s Putte I Parken fest saw 32 reports of attacks by boys and young men against female attendees.
The 41-year-old man from near Uppsala, Sweden, is charged with “gross rape” and other offences related to 27 victims in Canada, the U. David Matas, a lawyer and spokesman for Beyond Borders, a Canadian group that fights sexual exploitation of children, said he is aware of no attempt here to charge an internet-only predator with sexual assault, Canada’s equivalent of rape.
Ultimately it is up to the observer to interpret the photo,” said Lövin, who is also the environment and development aid minister, according to . Just signed referral of Swedish #climate law, binding all future governments to net zero emissions by 2045. pic.twitter.com/Oq OO2y8BU6 — Isabella Lövin (@Isabella Lovin) February 3, 2017 Compare and contrast: Trump restricts women's rights; Sweden's Isabella Lovin pushes world's most ambitious (?
Many on social media interpreted the photo as critique of Trump. ) climate law pic.twitter.com/1po54s DYsb — Megan Darby (@climatemegan) February 3, 2017 This is the Swedish government signing a powerful climate deal and trolling #Trump at the same time.
Sweden, which declared itself the “first feminist government in the world,” has sought to make gender equality central to its policies.
“We are a feminist government, which shows in this photo.
Most of the victims were under 18 years old; three were under 15, and the youngest was only 12 years old.