Mickyla Perll at her booth during the Red Deer Women’s Show Saturday at the Radisson Hotel. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)

People talk female empowerment at Red Deer Women’s Show

Movements like #MeToo and Time’s up are empowering for women, say attendees of the Red Deer Women’s Show.

Jennifer Goodall said she’s very happy the spotlight is being shined on things like inequality and sexual assault. Goodall was one of the vendors at the show on Saturday at the Radisson Hotel.

“It’s about time,” said Goodall. “It takes those few individuals to actually step up and stand up for themselves. It gives other women the courage to do the same.”

Goodall said these movements are incredibly important for women.

“It’s not a new issue – it’s a million years old. It’s just time people are finally addressing it,” she said.

Last week Bill Cobsy was found guilty of sexual assault in one of the first legal victories in the #MeToo era.

Mickyla Perll said she’s empowered by these movements.

“It’s a big thing right now, but it’s sad how long it’s taken people and how long people have gotten away with certain things.

“Women are a big part of the community. They do a lot for this community and every other one,” Perll said.

Sylvan Lake’s Tyler Silverson said he hopes violence towards women and sexism can be completely gone in the future.

“It’s great that today’s women are setting up younger generations like my daughters to not have to go through that kind of stuff,” he said.


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