Posted by Realsociology on May 23, 2011
Match the sexist comment to the conservative cabinet minister -all comments below made in the last month! Answers below, or in the links if you click them.
- Implied only violent rapes were serious
- Blamed Feminism for the lack of jobs for men
- Told Angela Eagle M.P. to ‘calm down dear’ in the house of commons’
Very interesting double page spread in The Guardian this Saturday outlining how the coalition government has a poor track record on gender equality. Some of the key points include
- Ken Clarke’s proposal that the CJS should offer anonymity to alleged rapists and Ken Clarke implying that only violent rapes are serious
- Women will be hit harder by the public sector job cuts compared to men – the number of unemployed women rose for the 10th consecutive month to 474000 last month – the highest figure in 15 years – although still half that of men.
- The pay gap stands at 20% in the private sector and 12% in the public sector
- Cuts to child care and social care benefits will cost women £30m, compared with just under £12m for men – given that they are more involved with these roles
- Finally, there is evidence of a culture of sexism in Westminster – even though there are a record number of women in parliament – 143, only 4 out of the 23 cabinet members are women. The following made the comments mentioned above
- Ken Clarke – implied only violent rapes were serious
- David Willets – blamed Feminism for the lack of jobs for men
- David Cameron told Angela Eagle to ‘Calm Down’