Jo Swinson MP: Encourage boys to play with dolls

Our thanks to J for this. From the start of the article:

Boys should be encouraged to play with dolls to make them more “nurturing and caring”, Lib Dem equalities minister Jo Swinson has suggested. She said it would make them more likely to work in the adult care sector when they grew up.

Why should boys play with dolls, you might reasonably ask? To solve a forthcoming crisis. The article continues:

The MP had warned of a shortage of care workers in future years and said it was important to persuade more men to work in the sector.

Presumably it’s ‘important’ to persuade more men to work in this low-paid sector – most jobs pay the minimum wage – for the same reason it’s ‘important’ to persuade more women to work in well-paid sectors such as medicine and engineering.

I thank Ms Swinson – also a business minister, as if British businesses don’t have enough problems to cope with – for reminding me why she was such a worthy winner of a Gormless Feminist of the Month award just two months ago.

From her Wikipedia page:

She is an active campaigner against packaging of chocolate Easter eggs, and each year since 2007 has seen her attack confectionery manufacturers for what she sees as excessive packaging of the seasonal children’s treats, which generally involve a hollow egg covered in aluminium foil accompanied by a branded sweet, encased in plastic and cardboard to provide branding and protect the hollow and fragile chocolate foodstuff. She has named Guylian as the worst offender, followed by Lindt, Baileys and Cadbury.

How can anyone so mind-numbingly silly be elected not once, but twice, to parliament? We can but hope the voters of East Dunbartonshire will have more sense on May 7 than to elect her for a third term. Maybe she could be replaced by an Easter egg, thereby sparing us from exposure to any more of her ridiculous views.

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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  • I think this would have been rather better than your Easter Eggs points Mike:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/9764984/Womens-very-unfair-Christmas-present-car-insurance-price-hike.html

    Shame is isn’t in the Wikipedia article really, it’s pretty notable (albeit expected) to have an “Equalities” minister being openly sexist against men.

  • Boys have “dolls” , they are called action men or action figures. They teach them to be useful to society using their natural skills. Even experiments with monkeys reinforce these preferences for types of toys as inbuilt by gender, and not by nurture. Boys on average just prefer human figures that are “old” enough to walk and talk because that is vital for team work for using tools, building, and protection of others. Girls, on average, prefer to play with human figures “younger” than themselves so they are in social control of nurturing and their team work is based around sharing this control. This is not imposed, it is innate. Both sexes can do most of the others skills but they still have a natural bias, a patience, an aptitude for doing certain tasks that is hard wired. Masses of medical studies back up these gender differences.

    Women in the UK paid the same as men for personal health insurance in the UK despite being more likely to claim, also they paid less for life insurance. The motor insurance changes just levels out this difference. So it is not very unfair at all. The overall cost of all insurances to individuals and the average cost of claims tend to balance out.

    If it is so unfair are feminists going to start dispensing government money and services based on how much taxes you have paid. Did not think so.

  • William Gruff

    The sooner we have an English Parliament, the sooner we can get Jo Swinson out of our affairs.

  • Only the most ignorant,biased and brainwashed person could asume,or believe, that it is productive and desirable to try to push certain career choices on both genders that go against their nature and basic insticncts that were written into their DNA by mother nature..
    Just like the communists did. And does anyone remember what the outcome of these socio-economic experiments in formerly communist countries was? It is called bankrupcy. Has Britain had debt levels as high as it has now at any time in the post war period? Nope. So everything indicates that the current social experiments propagated by feminists and their male poodles is heading down the gutter-communist style. Why do men put up with these insane ideas? I can’t think of any other reason other than being gentlemen. But should men continue to tolerate clearly wrong path taken by the country under pressure from feminists just because they are gentlemen and do not wish to opnely confront women and stop them from ruining the country? The stakes are too high already..More of the same will only end up in an economic and social disaster.We are halfway there. Time to speak your mind guys!

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