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anti feminist on women & equalities committee

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Lorelei76 Tue 13-Dec-16 14:32:31

the number of times I've had to check the date reading the news lately.....

SpeakNoWords Tue 13-Dec-16 14:57:04

Oh for fucks sake! Really?

Lorelei76 Tue 13-Dec-16 15:01:06

I don't know how you get chosen for that committee - or any other tbh.

I guess someone high up agrees the wimmin have gone too far.

was it garlic who recently announced she was giving up on feminism? I don't think I can just yet but I feel like it ain't far off...

SpeakNoWords Tue 13-Dec-16 15:41:20

In the article it says that it was a Conservative party appointment, so it was done by a internal Conservative party ballot (presumably just the MPs). But... he was apparently unopposed. So no other Conservative MP stood for it.

TrionicLettuce Tue 13-Dec-16 15:50:00

I wish I could say I was shocked but I'm just not sad

I had the misfortune of living in his constituency for a while. He's a monumental bellend at the best of time, he'll have a field day with this appointment.

Xenophile Tue 13-Dec-16 16:33:05

He's a cock. He makes no apology for it either.

He spoke at a conference in the summer where a rape victim's name was repeatedly mentioned and tweeted out under the conference hashtag. He did nothing.

2016 is the shit year that keeps on giving

Tweasels Tue 13-Dec-16 17:31:26

It's beyond comprehension isn't it. I hope he'll have his arse handed to him by Jess Phillips.

amispartacus Tue 13-Dec-16 18:12:48

Phillip Davies...that name sounds famiiiar

Gender pay gap denier
Feminist zealots
Appeared at Justice 4 Men and boys conference
"J4MB issues awards for “lying feminist of the month”, “toxic feminist of the month” and “whiny feminist of the month”, and promotes inflammatory articles on its website including a piece titled 13 reasons women lie about being raped."

You couldn't make it up...

Wasn't this the guy who likes to fillbuster debates?

Still, good to see a straight,white male getting their voice heard.

70sDinnerPartyClassic Tue 13-Dec-16 19:23:26

He also wants for more women to be sent to prison.

Just to add to the list smile

Oh and he doesn't like gay people either. (Surprise surprise).

Elendon Tue 13-Dec-16 19:46:37

Can you imagine a climate change denier/sceptic being put onto a climate change committee? Or someone who is anti science being put onto a Science and Technology committee?

It's time for action.

Castelnaumansions Tue 13-Dec-16 19:46:47

Thanks for posting this, I saw it. Vile. Wonder if he's mates with Anne Widdecombe who had women prisoners who were giving birth chained during birth ( to prevent them escaping)
It's the way it is going both sides of the Atlantic. Time to get busy.

DameDeDoubtance Tue 13-Dec-16 20:01:21

Bloody hell, has someone declared war and women and not told them. sad

amispartacus Tue 13-Dec-16 20:11:52

Or someone who is anti science being put onto a Science and Technology committee


He was on the health select committee.

And the new person in charge of the US EPA

BertrandRussell Tue 13-Dec-16 20:15:00

Oh well, at least we've never had a Health Secretary who believed in homeopathy. Oh, wait.........

tribpot Tue 13-Dec-16 20:18:59

So what the hell was the trade off inside the Conservative Party? Alright, you can have May for PM but only if we can put an anti-feminist on the equalities committee? That'll show these bloody women.

Of course, he joins the august company of UKIP's Godfrey Bloom, who was on the European Parliament's Committee for Women's Rights and Gender Equality, which must have been a true delight for the other members. He suggested that they were deliberately introducing legislation to protect women's rights so that small businesses would be unwilling to employ young women and the reason they did this was to ensure there were jobs for themselves when they left the European Parliament.

At least Philip Davies knows what to aim for.

GardenGeek Tue 13-Dec-16 20:34:23

I feel we are all just moving closer and close to the breakdown of civilisation.

Sounds dramatic I know, but how, just how, would you have any other motive but that and perform this appointment.

70sDinnerPartyClassic Tue 13-Dec-16 20:59:10

Mind you I suppose he's upfront about it.

Rather than what happened with Keith Vaz and the prostitution committee thingy.

Maybe they just need to put women in charge of all this stuff. Oh, and do all the UN peacekeeping army type jobs while they're at it. I'm sure there's more.

Castelnaumansions Tue 13-Dec-16 21:52:48

tribpot shock Godfrey Bloom
Oh, and do all the UN peacekeeping army type jobs while they're at it. I'm sure there's more,
Wonderful idea 70s A take over could make it no worse.

If you look at what that fool Erdogun is doing to Turkish women's rights now too; in the 1920s, Turkish ( And Russian) women were getting equal rights. Now, Austrian and German fascists are all for Kirche and Kuche too for the female populace.
Maybe we just had our 1920s and didn't know it.

70sDinnerPartyClassic Tue 13-Dec-16 21:56:35

Castel I do worry that the situation for women in the last 80 years or so in our neck of the woods ie improvement and getting so many rights, will turn out to be just a blip in history.

70sDinnerPartyClassic Tue 13-Dec-16 21:58:43

NI and Ireland never got there in the first place
UK our rights have been under attack periodically
Look what's happening in the USA
All getting rolled back
Racist, misogynist, homophobic etc people all coming out of the woodwork and working hard to "correct" society. Put women etc back where we're supposed to be.
Some people say this is the old order not giving up without a fight and it shows they are on the ropes.
I have a more pessimistic perspective.

amispartacus Wed 14-Dec-16 15:02:35

Apparently he wants to rename the committee.

tribpot Wed 14-Dec-16 16:01:02

The "Men First" Committee?

amispartacus Wed 14-Dec-16 16:09:58

Apparently "Conservative MP Philip Davies told the BBC that men should not "be excluded from having their views" heard."

Straight white man is worried about having his views heard.

He also wants: "so if I can bring some common sense to the committee that's surely a good thing. "

tribpot Wed 14-Dec-16 17:48:25

Mansplainer in Chief. Brilliant.

amispartacus Wed 14-Dec-16 18:04:50

Jess Phillips is on the committee. She won't take any mansplaining or 'but what about the men' from him.

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