Meg Hillier MP: More women would cycle if they could ‘pootle along’ in a ‘slow lane’

This article in the Cambridge News is simply priceless. Our thanks to Ian for pointing us to it. We look forward to the suggestion that women could compete equally with men at high jump events if only they were given the tiny concession that they could jump from a platform one metre higher than the one men jump from, and could compete equally with men at 100 metres events if given a mere 40 metre start because patriarchy.

And more women could become FTSE100 directors if the companies were threatened by the government with legislated gender quotas. No, hold on, the last initiative has been underway since the Davies Report (2011), resulting in a near doubling of female directors on FTSE100 boards – nearly all of them appointed as non-executive directors, needless to say, where no doubt they ‘pootle along’ and are rewarded handsomely for doing so.

I digress. Ms Hiller was elected a Labour MP in 2005, having been selected from an all-women shortlist, the source of so many talented female politicians – or possibly not. She’s an early contender for this month’s ‘Gormless Feminist of the Month’ award. In July Labour MPs made a clean sweep of our monthly awards:

Whiny Feminist – Harriet Harman
Lying Feminist – Gloria De Piero
Gormless Feminist – Yvette Cooper

Yvette Cooper – who’d have to call herself Mrs Balls in a just world – is already a strong contender for this month’s ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’. More in due course.

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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