And it takes a worse kind of ignorance to treat it as a cause of celebration, as the Conservatives have.
Tory policies have hit women hardest – politics.co.uk
Get the message?
Theresa and her Tories don’t.
On International Women’s Day, after she lied to us all about workers’ rights in her speech on Brexit in Grimsby, Theresa May answered only one question from a female member of the press.
ITV’s political correspondent Libby Wiener took issue with her about it as she was leaving the podium. Perhaps her team thought Mrs May’s answer was witty and appropriate; it wasn’t – in fact the only thing that would have been worse than the comment itself would have been publicising it to the world.
This answer 🔥 pic.twitter.com/mV3lsNDjJb
— Conservatives (@Conservatives) March 8, 2019
It’s only a few days since a member of the public told me it seems women leave their feminism behind the instant they become prime minister. Now that person is joined by a multitude of others. See for yourself:
What a shock – May thinks it's all about her rather than thinking she should be supporting other women.
— (((8inkcartridges))) (@8inkcartridges) March 9, 2019
I believe this zinger is otherwise known as a self-own.
— Left of Lenin (@LefterThanLenin) March 9, 2019
The fact u don't see how disappointing that answer was says a lot about you.
A woman pm does nothing to mitigate all the harm. This Tory gov has done to women. In fact it probably makes it even more of an insult.
— ooj (@SkidRowRadio_YT) March 10, 2019
Does she show solidarity with anyone, man or woman? Maybe her husband?
— Angela Drennan #FBPE #IamEuropean #facciamoEuropa (@AngelaDrennan) March 10, 2019
How can you possibly think that mocking another woman (and being applauded for it) is something to be proud of on #InternationalWomensDay2019 ?
Asking for many million sisters.
Gayle Letherby https://t.co/QMRVYoh1pW
— Gayle Letherby 🌹#GTTO #JC4PM2019 (@gletherby) March 9, 2019
why is SO HARD for the tories to understand that being a woman does not equal being a feminist???? WHY DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND THAT I'M NOT GONNA CELEBRATE A WOMAN BEING PRIME MINISTER IF SHE HAS ACTIVELY MADE THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF WOMEN WORSE????????? https://t.co/panBEC34Rd
— no man jan (@LauraStans) March 8, 2019
Perhaps that’s the real answer.
Theresa May knows she has made the lives of women – in general – much worse, but she doesn’t care. So on International Women’s Day, all she can say is, “I’m all right, Jackie*.”
*I know it should be “I’m all right, Libby,” but I’m drawing a comparison with the classic British expression used to describe those who only act in their own best interests, even if helping someone else will cost them a minimal effort – so cut me some slack, please?
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