Jenny Willott MP, consumer affairs minister: ‘Aiming toys at just boys or girls hurts economy’

Our thanks to J for pointing us to this gem:

In his email he asked a perceptive question::

Do these women MPs need to be sectioned?

Clearly they do.

We’ve added Jenny Willott MP to our list of candidates for the next ‘Whiny Woman of the Month’ award. If we had more time available, we’d replace it with a ‘Whiny Woman of the Week’ award. There’d no shortage of obvious candidates.

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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  • herbkr

    Chi Onwurah MP, who led the debate, was on Sky News this lunchtime. They spent fully ten minutes dealing with this stupidity. Sectioning is definitely a valid proposition in my opinion. Ministers of the Crown talking this unmitigated twaddle just leaves you gasping – and they’re deadly serious! However, it is a bit of a double-edged sword. I think it is a bad sign when you start to shout at the telly. If I hear much more of this s**t, they’re likely to come and take me away!!

  • This has zero scientific content. It is just utter nonsense. All studies prove the opposite of this BS. Even monkeys have the same hard-wired preference for “gendered” toys. If we have a shortage of engineers than we should be being pushing all children to do these subjects not discriminating against boys. The economy does not give a fig the sex of a scientist or engineer so if more men prove to have the talent, given the same opportunity, then do not try to fix something that is not broken. This is all pure marxism class theory used by Feminisms in the 1950s to say that women invented all technology in pre-history. Hence why the should be all engineers. So they are still selling a 60 year old myth. Oh and they admitted the gender-pay gap does not exist !!!! Frame that one.

  • Just seen Newsnight bang on about women in stem subjects. As usual the whole thing noted that girls doing stem subjects do medicine rather than engineering . That they leave later to have children in jobs with maternity leave and don’t want short term contracts and so on. So pleas for more privileges for the few women actually wanting to have a science engineering career . Aparently there is a shortage of stem graduates and rather than encourage more boys, by the sounds of it a fairly easy job. No rather put loads of effort into persuading a few more girls to do stem subjects only to abandon the career once the biological clock rings. Reminded me of the £ 15,000 bounty for a vagina at one university and the accompanying blurb which included the news that engineering no longer required wearing safety helmets and practical work but was meetings in warm offices. Just on a practical basis do we want to plough public money into programmes running at least from my undergraduate days in the late 1970s with apparently no real success , or indeed bridge builders who don’t actually step outside an office! Cost effectiveness would suggest the best bet is get more boys in to fill the shortage.

    • Agreed. Four out of seven unemployed people are men, and unemployment is a bigger driver of suicide among men than women – indeed it’s the #1 cause of death of young men. The policy direction is not only insane, it’s killing men.