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Readers’ comments: Feminism – spreading misery to women and children alike


In response to Kathy Gyngell: Leadsom and Rudd – the best possible argument against more women in the Cabinet, 

JewishKuffar wrote:

I am a man with two children, and I can say from experience that babies and small children need their mummies. I’d like to think I have been a fairly ‘hands-on’ dad, and when they got to the tree-climbing and bike-riding stage I have been quite involved. But nothing can replace the bond between a mother and a child, the most beautiful and natural thing in the world. It certainly cannot be replaced by a minimum-wage nursery carer who has five other young children to look after.

Modern feminism – spreading misery equally to women and young children alike!

Turtlesnapper wrote:

Ann Widdecombe and Margaret Thatcher are prime examples of achievement through ability and merit. Theresa May is a prime example of promotion and position with neither ability nor merit.

You might think that people had learned something from Brexit and the December election about how important it is to listen too and to do what the public want. Seems that Rudd and Leadsom, along with the Woke brigade have missed that message.

John__Andrews wrote:

Funny how Andrea Leadsom and Amber Rudd are not worried in the slightest about female-dominated workplaces – primary schools for example, where teachers are 80 per cent female.

Nor about how rubbish collection and drain clearance are 100 per cent male workplaces. No, the only workplaces they are concerned about are where the salaries are high, hands are clean and there’s air conditioning.

paul parmenter wrote:

The refrain I often hear is that if equal numbers of women are not directly engaged in governing the country and all our top businesses, then our society as a whole is missing out on enjoying the great talents they can bring.

But my thought is that if women have such gifts to bring us (which is itself an unproven and frankly dangerous assumption in many unfortunate cases that we have seen), they would surely be of far greater benefit if they were directed towards raising healthy, well-adjusted and well-behaved children with the best chance of becoming equally healthy, well-adjusted and well-behaved adults. Because there appears to be a considerable and alarmingly increasing shortage of the latter. Not helped in the slightest by the ghastly current examples of females at their worst as they scrabble to persuade us that they know far better than everyone else how the country should be governed.

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