No, she is not. Plain and simple. Just look at her medieval performance after the horrific Christchurch massacre. What did she do? She encouraged western women, specifically Kiwis (the ancestors of whom had only recently acquired the right to vote, among other empowering achievements) to wear a piece of religious clothing (a hijab/headscarf) which is a direct symbol of oppression of the female gender by a patriarchy. In what way is encouraging self induced submission to oppression a quality of a role model? The answer: it isn’t.
The media loves to polish and shine the surface level of Jacinda’s recent atrocities as to present them as heartfelt acts of kindness, love, and leadership, which may very well be the Prime Minister’s intention (which would only make her a blind fool), but a chisel to the surface and a some effortless force will reveal the consequences of her “benevolent” actions. She is, knowingly or not, planting the seeds of ignorance, misdirection, and self destruction into the minds of all those who would take her actions and the words of the media for total truth without the littlest bit of critical thinking and analysis.
Many more people than before are now likely ignorant to what the hijab stands for and the bonds it ties around the freedom of women. They’re unaware of what is theologically justifiable under Islamic doctrine in regards to women and the removal of the Islamic head piece.
“In light of the recent Christchurch attacks, let’s show our solidarity with our far, far right Muslim community, who’s morality and religion has not been affected by an enlightenment period in the same light as ours. Our community who possesses nothing remotely binding to us bar their arbitrary current country of residence. Our beloved self segregating and unassimilable community. Oh, and yes, despite all evidence shown, they ARE a part of our community, and you’d better not doubt it! Please, girls of our great country, for a single day, follow my logical lead in wearing symbolically oppressive material, because nothing improves community relations like adhering to a primitive doctrine and throwing everything your ancestors fought for out the window.” – Jacinda Ardern’s actions as seen through an analytical lense.
What she is doing is only hurting the female population, by giving middle eastern countries another excuse with which their abhorrent actions can be justified.
The only thing she is good at as a role model to all, is how some one should not lie every time she opens her mouth.