The health minister who once used the description “window lickers” (an insult against people with mental disabilities)…
The Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health)
Just to clarify “Window lickers" is a derogatory term for people with LD and/or Autism. pic.twitter.com/YtI5d5ZcTU
— Mark🕺🏼 (@MWatts3376) June 4, 2021
… appeared on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour where she tried to shame female NHS patients while denying responsibility for any of their problems.
You can hear the interview for yourself:
Listen live now: How would you change women's healthcare for the better? Nadine Dorries MP @DHSCgovuk wants to hear your views in the Women's Health Strategy call for evidence https://t.co/2yv8cTuild pic.twitter.com/restwzgZNQ
— BBC Woman's Hour (@BBCWomansHour) June 9, 2021
Those who have already heard the car-crash interview had nothing but derision for Dorries…
Can't believe what I'm hearing on @BBCWomansHour. Nadine Dorries *health minister for patient safety!!!* @DHSCgovuk says the onus should be on women patients to push back against sexism in the system. Worrying lack of basic insight into patient-clinician power dynamics.
— Jess Falk Perlman (@jessfalkperl) June 9, 2021
Radio 4, Nadine Dorries, says women are to blame for poor Dr decisions, because they don't challenge the Drs.
OK, ask for a 2nd opinion, and it will be a colleague of the 1st Dr, who won't disagree.
Complain again, you'll be called a trouble maker, or refused further treatment.
— John England 🇬🇧 (@nhsDirtySecrets) June 9, 2021
So, according to Nadine Dorries, I should be going to my GP and demanding to be referred to a consultant. 'Don't be fobbed off' she suggests. Has she tried 'going to a GP' recently? @BBCWomansHour please could someone return her to reality
— Grace Hunter (@GraceHunter56) June 9, 2021
Nadine Dorries doing an amazing job at patient shaming today I see.
What a great thing for the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention minister to do…
— Adam Fare 💙 (@adamfare1996) June 9, 2021
— Ashley Maguire (@AislingLoulou) June 9, 2021
Currently outraged by Nadine Dorries. Being shouted at on how to behave as a woman. Thank goodness 99.9% of women are not like her. #womanshour
— victoria (@merrimum) June 9, 2021
Think Nadine Dorries is successfully hang herself out to dry. She repeated says she has no responsibility for certain areas of health, whilst blaming patients for not demanding more. It’s all about her I’m afraid.
— ashepherdson (@ashepherdson2) June 9, 2021
Nadine Dorries 'No not me, no not my responsibility, no don't want to answer your questions.'
— Frances Maxwell (@Frances00494672) June 9, 2021
#womanshour Nadine Dorries once again proving she's thicker than mince
— Matt C #FBPE Getting Angrier With Ineptitude EvDay (@partymatt71) June 9, 2021
Nadine Dorries is a classic example of Tories shambles: blame women, blame GPs but don’t own up to real issue of funding cuts #womenshour
— Aideen O'Halloran ⓥ (@aideence) June 9, 2021
Nadine Dorries was awful. I do not trust her with female health after hearing her interview today. Feeling very angry with her responses but not surprised as she is supports Conservative policy and cuts. Thank you @Emmabarnett for excellent interviewing.
— Gilli Clare (@gilli_clare) June 9, 2021
…and praise for her interviewer Emma Barnett:
Emma Barnett to Nadine Dorries, on 'Woman's Hour':
"That's not how it works here. You don't get to answer the questions you'd like to be asked."
Brilliant. A lesson for all journalists and interviewers.
— John Haffenden (@johnhaffenden) June 9, 2021
Oh God, Emma Barnett on Woman's Hour struggling to interview Nadine Dorries. Give Emma a bonus and a month off for tackling a person with the intellectual complexity of the average tree stump.
— The Masked Prevenger (@zombiwombat) June 9, 2021
@BBCWomansHour and @Emmabarnett thank you for challenging and standing up to Nadine Dorries assertion that women should be confident to challenge their GP. The overwhelming evidence is that women are being failed, even when they challenge.
— Indigomama 💙 (@Indigomama1) June 9, 2021
The message is starkly clear: if you are a woman and you are being failed by the Tory-run health service, you will get no help from the Tories who are running it into the ground.
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