Gerade ist Philip Davis in den „Ausschuss für Frauen und Gleichberechtigung“ gewählt worden:
A Conservative MP who has been elected to the Women and Equalities Committee recently suggested the committee should not exist, it has emerged.
Philip Davies, who has long been a vocal critic of feminism, said a year ago that Committee’s creation “one of the most depressing things to happen recently”.
The MP for Shipley was elected unopposed by his Tory MP colleagues to fill a vacancy on the committee for the party.
Anti-feminist Tory MP Philip Davies elected to women issue committee
Staunchly anti-feminist, Mr Davies said at the time that some women were “obsessed with having more women in Parliament”.
The Women and Equalities Committee, which was created last year, scrutinises the progress and policies of the Government Equalities Office and the Government’s overall performance on issues of sex, age, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, pregnancy and maternity, marriage or civil partnership status.
“One of the most depressing things to happen recently was the introduction of the Select Committee on Women and Equalities,” Mr Davies complained in Parliament last November.
“After everything else, in 2015 we have a separate Committee to deal with women’s issues, on top of the Women’s Minister, Women’s Question Time and the many strategies in this country that only deal with women.
“For the record, I could not care less if every MP in this House were female or if every member of my staff were female, as long as they were there on merit. To assume that men cannot adequately represent women is a nonsense, just as it is to say that only women can represent other women.
“As a man, I can say quite clearly that Margaret Thatcher represented my views very nicely indeed, but I am not sure she would be a pin-up for many of the politically correct, left-leaning women who are obsessed with having more women in Parliament today.”
Green MP and party co-leader Caroline Lucas said she hoped Mr Davis’s tenure would be “an education” for him.
“Philip Davies’ doesn’t even think that the Women’s and Equalities Committee should exist, yet he’s about to join it,” she said.
“My only hope is that serving on the committee will be an education to Davies, perhaps giving him a chance to rethink his views about ‘feminist zealots’ and allowing him an insight into the everyday struggles face by women caused by the entrenched sexism in our society.
“Either way I have no doubt that Davies’ obsession with ‘political correctness’ will be drowned out by the sensible voices on the committee who are genuinely striving for equality.”
Davies hat mitgeteilt, dass nach seiner Ansicht allenfalls ein Ausschuss für Gleichberechtigung vorhanden sein soll, keiner, der nur auf Frauen begrenzt ist.
Finde ich keine schlechte Idee. Hat jemand einen Vorschlag, wie man dann das deutsche Ministerium „für alles bis auf Männer“ (bzw. „Frauen und Gedöns“ nach Schröder) besser nennen sollte?
Natürlich wäre es mit einer Umbenennung nicht getan, aber ein allgemeines Ministerium für Gleichberechtigung hätte schon einmal einen anderen Ansatz.
Natürlich regt sich sogleich Prostest gegen Davies:
Philip Davies MP has been elected unopposed to The Women And Equalities Committee. Philip Davies MP recently attended a conference where he called feminists „Zealots“.
At that same conference a complainant of sexual violence, with protected anonymity, was named and shamed.
He has already called for the word „Women“ to be removed from the title. He has called the committee itself „one of the most depressing things to happen” to parliament.
Philip Davies has already been celebrated by Mike Buchanan of J4MB – a men’s rights activist party – and it was at their conference that he appeared and said that women benefitted from an “equality but only when it suits agenda”.
Philip Davies has never accounted for his appearance at the ICMI16 conference organised by J4MB. This is an organisation that hosts the following awards on their website…
“lying feminist of the month”
“toxic feminist of the month”
“whiny feminist of the month”
Typical articles featuring on the website include „13 reasons women lie about being raped“. These are the males whom Philip Davies MP sees as allies and role models.
How can we possibly expect him to speak up for women and equality when he clearly believes in nothing of the sort?
If he is not removed as a matter of urgency then women should collectively denounce the legitimacy of the Committee or any motions they propose or pass. This is clearly undermining the very nature and intentions of the Committee and the reasons for which it exists.
Philip Davies MP has stood for election to this committee as a concrete gesture of his determination to undermine and disrupt any advances that women try to make towards equality and it is a grave moment for our political elite if they acknowledge and legitimate his election.
For him to remain in this position after those comments and those allegiances is a deep insult to women everywhere and anyone who cares for women and their rights.
Philip has also suggested that disabled people could work for less pay. He has also suggested that legalising gay marriage discriminates against straight people.
Put your house in order Westminster. This man is not a court jester he is a danger and we consider him one.
Ich hoffe nicht, dass die Petition etwas erreicht und bin gespannt, ob Davies seine Meinung ändert oder seinerseits eine Änderung herbeiführt.
Hier noch eine Umfrage: