A Labour MP has claimed that left-wing men are the ‘worst’ sexists.
Jess Phillips, who represents Birmingham Yardley, was speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival when she made the argument.
She said many men on the left don’t think of women ‘on the same level’ and that Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t helping women’s equality in Britain.
Phillips also revealed a left-wing journalist from The Guardian, who she left unnamed, ‘lectured’ her by saying former deputy leader Harriet Harman was ‘not that great’ for women but Corbyn had always voted ‘in the right way’ for them.
So yeah, Jeremy Corbyn better for women than Harriet Harman, obviously… I remember him in all those meetings, there with his banners for [equality]. They [left-wing men] are the worst, the actual worst.
Men said they supported better female representation but, when it came to losing their own jobs, they would say: “Oh you mean me? But I am so clever. I’ve got so much to offer the world.”
They are literally the worst.
Strong words from Phillips. Do you agree with her?