The British conservative MP claims that it is necessary for boys to develop the masculine qualities of character. They don’t cope with it alone, so school teachers are those who should teach boys not to be afraid of ‘getting hands dirty’.
The MP claimed: “Boys need outlets for their creativity, energy and natural instincts. They need to know it is okay to be masculine, and that masculinity is the equal of femininity. It is a positive thing to like cars, engines, building sites, getting your hands dirty and playing sport. It is also a positive thing to like dancing, painting, sculpture, acting and writing plays, but we must not shy away, at any level, from celebrating what traditional male or masculine roles are; they are what we as males were born to do. It may also surprise some ladies that some males can multitask. He added that if men are good at something typically feminine – cooking, sewing, dancing, designing – they can do it, but only as an addition to their typically male activities.
Elsewhere, the MP suggested the “shrill equal pay brigade” had overplayed sexism in employment. He claimed: “We can see that all played out when it comes to wages. According to the Office for National Statistics, on average men in full-time or part-time work under 29 years of age are paid less per hour on average than similarly aged women. That remarkable transition flies in the face of the shrill equal pay brigade, who while proclaiming the need for equality seem quietly to gloss over that fact when shouting from the rooftops with regard to equal pay.”