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Our Lords and Masters.

So, our Education minister is a safe pair of hands, is he? He's committed to equality?
Yes and no. He's sure it would be a good thing for men of all classes to have equal opportunities. But apparently those evil feminists have wrecked all the chances of that.
Full article here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8420098/David-Willets-feminism-has-held-back-working-men.html

It'll be appeals for women to give up work next, so that there are enough jobs for the boys. No matter that ConDem cuts hit women harder than men. It's still our fault for being in the way.

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hawkwing_lb
Apr. 1st, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
...

As an evil feminist, albeit one from the nation next door, I would like to suggest that the honourable Minister shut it. And resign.

la_marquise_de_
Apr. 1st, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Absolutely.
chilperic
Apr. 1st, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
It is interesting that most of the comments on the Torygraph article (including my own!) are very critical of "No Brains" Willetts.
la_marquise_de_
Apr. 1st, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Which is heartening, at least. But that he thinks that and has power... Argh.
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lamentables
Apr. 1st, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, so that's what he wants AHRC funding to be spent on, showing how the women should be sent back to the kitchen?
chickenfeet2003
Apr. 1st, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
Increased unemployment, virtual destruction of private sector pension schemes, gutting of trade unions and orders of magnitude salary/bonus increases for the highest paid have, of course, had no impact on equality.

Typical PPE graduate. Understands sod all about Politics, Philosophy or Economics.
saare_snowqueen
Apr. 1st, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Hang in there. He'll go too far and there'll be one helluva backlash.
anef
Apr. 1st, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm gobsmacked that anyone would actually say this - whether or not they thought it was true. And I don't believe it.
la_marquise_de_
Apr. 2nd, 2011 10:50 am (UTC)
They do seem to have put all the idiots in the Education dept.
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la_marquise_de_
Apr. 2nd, 2011 10:50 am (UTC)
I don't think he has a sense of humour, sadly.
xenaclone
Apr. 1st, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
I think he should have to spend 6 months chained to the kitchen sink, wearing a frilly apron and stilletoes.
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caffeine_fairy
Apr. 1st, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
"Feminism trumped egalitarianism"

That word does not mean what you think it means.

*headdesk*
ms_cataclysm
Apr. 7th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
To misquote Orwell, some humans are more equal than others if you happen to be Willetts.

Perhaps he would like to emigrate to Saudi Arabia ?
(no subject) - la_marquise_de_ - Apr. 7th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
woolymonkey
Apr. 1st, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
If there aren't enough jobs to go around, then how the *$%@ did that idiot got one?
la_marquise_de_
Apr. 2nd, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
The 'Old Boy Network: helping middle class men since, well, forever...
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la_marquise_de_
Apr. 2nd, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
No, we have 'em too. Google Nick Griffin sometime.
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birdsedge
Apr. 1st, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
I truly hope it's an April Fool's joke, but if not... since the education of middle class women prevented the social mobility of working class men, what does Mr W have to say about the education of working class women?

Besides, in the years mentioned when Mr W points out that many homes had two adults working full time, he fails to point out that it was mostly because with house prices, interest rates and cost of living rocketing you could no longer keep a family on one person's wage.

Sheesh! I'd have loved to have stayed at home and been a kept woman, but we'd never have been able to afford the mortgage if I had.
la_marquise_de_
Apr. 2nd, 2011 10:51 am (UTC)
He has no notion of the real world, does he?
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branna
Apr. 2nd, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
Arrrrrgh. I am beyond coherence.
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la_marquise_de_
Apr. 2nd, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
No: we get our chance to kick him out at the general election, and only then.
aberwyn
Apr. 2nd, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
"Feminism trumps egalitarianism." These are in his mind two different things.

Women don't get to be equal, huh? I'm sure there are plenty of guys in the US who would agree with this, assuming they can read well enough to understand the big words.
la_marquise_de_
Apr. 2nd, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
Same here, sadly.
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