UKIP, idiots

(38 Posts)
Tweet2tweet Fri 20-Sep-13 20:17:59

So the latest mess is that Bloom referred to women as 'sluts' , as a joke of course! Is it just me or does anyone else find it deeply depressing that it is seen as okay to refer to women as promiscuous etc and if you get offended by this you're seen as being too sensitive or a 'radical lesbian feminist'!

I am very scared about the ugly trend of women bashing that seems to be rearing its ugly head in recent times.

NiceTabard Fri 20-Sep-13 20:34:26

I saw it on the news earlier.

I do believe that he meant it in the older usage as a woman who doesn't clean properly / dress well etc. Like slovenly.

HOWEVER the fact is he was still saying that in homes women should do the cleaning, including behind the fridge (!) and that if they didn't they were slovenly.

So an outrageously sexist perspective quite aside from the use of the word slut.

kim147 Fri 20-Sep-13 20:39:13

He has massive form for his views on women.

www.politics.co.uk/news/2013/08/15/godfrey-bloom-employers-are-prejudiced-against-men

I wonder if "all the women laughed". I also wonder what the women defending him in the video was really thinking.

Mintyy Fri 20-Sep-13 20:42:43

Of course it is vile that a policitican would refer to a woman as a slut but at the same time I can't help but feel pleased about it (severely mixed feelings) because of the widely reported and un-hideable discredit to that disgusting party.

tribpot Fri 20-Sep-13 20:47:57

Ah yes, one of my fine MEPs. We also have a member of the BNP, which bring shame to this region in my opinion.

Anyway, I note that Mr Bloom sits on the European Parliament's women's rights and gender equality committee - presumably to add balance by presenting the view from the opposition?

That said, OP, I don't know who you're hanging out with who regards you as a radical feminist lesbian (nothing wrong with any of those things, either singly or together) for not finding Bloom's comments funny. I don't know anyone who would expect me to think so.

NiceTabard Fri 20-Sep-13 20:50:03

"I note that Mr Bloom sits on the European Parliament's women's rights and gender equality committee"

WHAT?

tribpot Fri 20-Sep-13 20:55:09

Sorry I should have cited my source; it was the Beeb but here it is on the EU Parliament website

CaptChaos Fri 20-Sep-13 20:55:43

Godfrey sits on the 'Gender Rights and Equalities Committee' (FFEM) within the European Parliament. from his (soon to be deleted) bit on the UKIP website.

Dear lord and all his saints and pixies we have entered a parallel universe!

NiceTabard Fri 20-Sep-13 20:57:37

holy shamoley I am LITERALLY flabbergasted.

kim147 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:02:20

I wonder if you can get hold of the minutes of the meetings?

kim147 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:03:34

From this

www.politics.co.uk/news/2013/08/15/godfrey-bloom-employers-are-prejudiced-against-men

"Nigel [Farage] and I could give you personal stories how that's worked in the [European] commission where very, very highly qualified men have been jumped over to get a woman into a more senior position with nowhere near the qualifications."

He claimed that female members of the armed forces were being allowed to pass courses, simply because examiners "didn't have the bottle" to fail them.

"I saw it even years ago in the army. I saw for example on a squadron commanders' course, I saw ladies who frankly shouldn't have passed the course, passed because nobody had the bottle to fail a woman where they would have failed a man. So I think it goes in the other direction."

DebrisSlide Fri 20-Sep-13 21:06:29

As if he didn't know what he was saying.

NiceTabard Fri 20-Sep-13 21:07:04

Doubt you will be able to find minutes.

If the peeps on the gender equality thingy are all like bloom, then none will have been taken. Minuting meetings is a woman's job.

grin

kim147 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:09:15

It's probably like this. (Yes Minister link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhZRDoGZg00

CaptChaos Fri 20-Sep-13 21:14:48

There's some Youtube goodies of his 'best speeches' I've not watched them myself as I have had a tough week and I'd get the utter rage, but I bet they're utterly thrilling!

Godfrey Bloom assailed by women MEPs for telling home truths

and

EU Gender Quotas: A concept worthy of the old Soviet Union

His wife is a leading Equine Physiotherapist, which is lucky. At least she's very aware of the correct way to treat a horse's arse.

FloraFox Fri 20-Sep-13 21:17:29

Arf, Capt

exexpat Fri 20-Sep-13 21:18:58

The sluts remark was actually one of the less offensive things Godfrey Bloom has come out with.

Quite apart from the working women remarks, he's also on record as saying he used to go to brothels in Hong Kong, but it was fine because the girls chose to work there, and he was usually too drunk to perform anyway... And he tried to 'prove' he wasn't a misogynist a while back by putting photos of him posing with young women on his blog, labelled 'Godfrey and the girls' (the 'girls' don't get dignified with actual names).

tribpot Fri 20-Sep-13 21:22:51

Minutes of the committee.

And from Mr Bloom's blog (this is not written by him): "The gender relations FEMM committee is really a sideshow in the parl, no-one is really interested except the hard-faced hairy-chested Nordic Feminazis. They should be glad Godfrey goes at all, he gives them the oxygen of publicity."

NiceTabard Fri 20-Sep-13 21:24:39

shock

NiceTabard Fri 20-Sep-13 21:25:19

People VOTE for this CUNT????????

Darkesteyes Fri 20-Sep-13 22:19:15

Hey Mr Bloom Im willing to bet a radical lesbian feminist has a damn sight better chance of having an orgasm than your wife does!

comingalongnicely Mon 23-Sep-13 11:12:57

Sorry, but this was true in the early 90s -

"I saw it even years ago in the army. I saw for example on a squadron commanders' course, I saw ladies who frankly shouldn't have passed the course, passed because nobody had the bottle to fail a woman where they would have failed a man. So I think it goes in the other direction."

Women were regularly passing courses despite being physically unable to complete all the tasks, whereas male colleagues were failed for the same things.

It was addressed and sorted out & certainly isn't the situations nowadays. (Or shouldn't be).

rosabud Mon 23-Sep-13 19:26:17

What is really infuriating about the latest incident is all the hullabaloo and focus by the media on his use of the word 'sluts' (did he mean promiscuous, did he mean slovenly, blah blah). Although this is important, it totally detracts from the incredibly infuriating fact that an MEP can speak in a manner which shows that he expects most housework to be done by women and to suggest further that there is something wrong with those women who don't do enough housework. All the focus on the insulting word rather implies that if he hadn't used that word, if he had said 'shoddy workers' instead, then his views would be OK.

Anniegetyourgun Mon 23-Sep-13 19:37:59

It would have been so great to have been at that meeting and stood up and said "Mr Bloom, do you clean behind your fridge?" It's easy to guess what he would have answered, but it would be nice to force him to say it and remove any doubts.

BasilBabyEater Mon 23-Sep-13 20:40:04

"Women were regularly passing courses despite being physically unable to complete all the tasks, whereas male colleagues were failed for the same things."

Could this possibly be have been because the tasks were designed for the average male body to be able to do, but not for the average female body?

In other words, designing courses for men, rather than for people? That's what usually happened, with the police, fire brigade and other organisations that require physical fitness tests. Until people realised that designing tests that could more easily be passed by one half of people and not another, isn't actually as fair as they assumed. hmm

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