Friday, November 26, 2010

Harman says she does not "walk the talk" on womens issues

Not that it's unusual for Harriet Harman to say something eminently stupid, but she's taken the biscuit today. In a speech marking the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women" she said,
"We are challenging [the Government] to ensure that they make some changes and ensure that at least one of the DFID ministers is a woman. It really is not good enough for Britain to be sending a men-only team around the world talking about the empowerment of women in developing countries.... The government must walk the talk. Patriarchal politics has no place in 21st Century Britain."
Presumably Harriet has forgotten that whilst she was the Acting-Leader of Opposition and Labour Party, her shadow International Development team consisted of Douglas Alexander, Gareth Thomas and Lord (Bill) Brett, all of whom have a willy.

So not only is she sexist, she's a complete hypocrite too. Go figure!

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