Cameron ‘will put a female minister in every department’ with Esther McVey along those being heavily tipped for promotion

Yet more anti-male tokenism from Dave, and there’s not even a hint of disapproval from a male journalist writing in the Daily Mail. What times we live in.

Cameron’s not even pretending this has anything to do with meritocracy – indeed, the last time I checked, a few months ago, women were already OVER-represented in the Cabinet in relation to their representation in the parliamentary party. And women are much more highly represented in the parliamentary party than would be warranted by the proportion of people applying to be PPCs who are women.

Dave won’t gain any more female voters – those who are motivated by this issue will tend to vote for parties using all-women PPC shortlists, e.g. Labour since 1997 – but he’ll lose male voters. He’s not the sharpest knife in the block, is he? We look forward to him ‘reluctantly’ announcing all-women PPC shortlists for the 2015 general election so we can present him with his third ‘Toady of the Year’ award in succession.

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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  • It is sad to see politicians having completely sold out,not concerned with fairness,justice or even democratic principles. With such people at the helm,chances are the ship will run aground sooner,rather than later.Small wonder UKIP is cleaning out.We hope J4MB will do likewise, come 2015 !

  • Not a Tory I do agree he’s barking up the wrong tree. Labour have a much more “attractive ” offer even without the sexism of their selection. In practice labour just are offering more “free stuff” ( well tax payer funded stuff). More paid for time off( maternity leave) more welfare, more state jobs, more time off (family friendly work) more subsidy for childcare, less responsibility in criminal law and so on. In a race to buy votes labour will always be ahead( even if all their MPs were men). Afterall groups like Fawcett    soc. Point out constantly that women are the  big beneficiaries of state expenditure(which of course they see as a good thing). Any party engaged in reducing state power and expenditure will inevitably be unpopular with those women benefitting from state spending. 

  • What their policies are is a different matter, but If the women are given minister jobs on merit then good luck to them. Otherwise why bother voting for a party that does not consider their male MPs as worthy of office. I look forward to women MPs backing the MHRM view of equality, true equality.

    • If merit were the issue, they’d already be in those jobs, given Cameron’s track record (e.g. defending the execrable Maria Miller MP long after she should have been kicked into the long grass). The intention is clearly to increase the number of female ministers regardless of merit.

  • Cameron is a feminist lackey – a wooss – a write-off, IMHO. He is trying to garner the women’s vote from the Labour Party, which is the real power-base of feminism, whilst failing to see the need to put clear blue water between him and the whole shebang. Even conservative women like Kathy Gynell are speaking out publicly now about this. http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2014/03/kathy-gyngell-feminism-has-wreaked-havoc-its-time-for-women-to-hit-back.html

    Cameron is already struggling over the Europe business and the powerful euroskeptic element in the Tories, afraid of what Nigel Farage is doing, splitting the vote, will oust him. Who knows, it might be the introduction of widespread women (you know what I mean?) that will be the trigger. And if he goes for all-women candidate shortlists, well, I think that will be his political death knell.

    The knives are already being sharpened in the Tory party for when he fails to get an overall majority next year, or even presides over an election defeat. Theresa May seems to have b*****ed it up somewhat recently, but her antics this last week or two are evidence of a stalking horse emerging, and more challenges to Cameron. Then there’s Boris, lurking in the wings, sharpening his knife, ready for the coup.

    Margaret Thatcher must be turning in her grave. What did she say? ‘The feminists hate me don’t they? I don’t blame them for I hate them. It is poison.’ She knew the danger feminism represented, and her legacy still lives on in the corridors of power in the Tory party.

    Ah, the time when the Tories really were Tory and the electorate had a real choice – halcyon days…