Theresa May’s first cabinet

Our thanks to Guido Fawkes for detailing Ms May’s first cabinet, with 26 ministerial appointments – here. 20% of Tory MPs are female, and they tend to be younger and less experienced than their male colleagues, so the fact that 7 of the new ministers (27%) are female is a demonstration of female privileging, but less than the figure (33%) appointed by David Cameron in his cabinet appointments following last year’s general election.

On the plus side, Nicky Morgan, the odious former Education Secretary and Minister for Women & Equalities, has gone. On the down side, the latter ridiculous ministerial role still exists. Justine Greening is taking over both of Ms Morgan’s roles, and will presumably be equally as disinterested in the under-performance of males in the education system.

Some were predicting a gender-balanced cabinet from Ms May – to follow Canada and Scotland – so we can take at least some heart that with her appointments, Ms May barely reached half that level. We can expect feminists to start whining very shortly. I look forward to hysterical pieces from the Women’s Equality Party and the Fawcett Society in particular. I wonder if Harriet Harman has a view on the matter?

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Her worst appointment is Truss. The woman, product of an all female shortlist, whom the constituency association wanted to de-select for immorality. They were not allowed to do so.
    She failed in a junior Ministerial post. She failed at DEFRA. Only a woman could have dropped her into oblivion and May did not do so. Gove might have been a back-stabbing snake, but at least he was competent.

  • Yep, as soon as I heard she was a feminist, I was like….oh. Well, that’s not going to be a step forward, is it.
    So lo & behold, ”gender parity” again!? At least the ‘Truedeau’ had the excuse of being an unqualified drama teacher & Sturgeon is just another feminist ranting on about ”Wimmins in STEM” whilst giving women financial special treatment in the form of exclusive grants for joining that particular field. How… ”empowering” of her to give women more special treatment in the form of blatent sexism.

    How are women ever expected to be taken seriously in professional roles when they’re being handed jobs merely to ”keep up appearances”. This is regression; not progress