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LABOUR yesterday called on Tory PM Theresa May to immediately suspend one of her MPs after he had claimed that “politically correct” men were pandering to “militant feminists.”
Philip Davies complained about the drive for “so-called equality” — that he says favours women — in a bizarre 45-minute speech he made last month at a Justice for Men and Boys event.
He added that there are “feminist zealots that really do want women to have their cake and eat it.”
The anti-feminism party’s 2015 election manifesto suggests men should receive their pension earlier than women because they allegedly work harder and die younger.
The group also claimed that boys are put at a disadvantage because female teachers award them lower grades compared to girls. They should be sent to schools with only male teachers, it added.
Mr Davies said: “I think the problem is being stirred up by those who could be described as militant feminists and the politically correct males who pander to this nonsense.
“This has led to an equality but-only-when-it-suits agenda that applies to women.”
Shadow secretary for women and equalities Angela Rayner said his membership of the Conservative Party should be revoked while he undergoes an investigation. She added: “He has open contempt for women. His views are so outdated they are prehistoric.
“He should become a figure of fun and a rich source of material for every satirist in the country.”
Mr Davies, MP for Shipley, is known for “filibustering” — talking for too long — during a debate to block legislation that could mainly benefit women.
These included Bills on giving carers free hospital parking and the Tenants Reform Bill that could have stopped landlords evicting tenants when they request repairs.
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