In the wake of the campaign against Sir Timothy Hunt for his remarks to the effect that women cry more than men when criticized, Dalrymple discovers an even more vicious statement, a SHOCKING! effusion of pure, unalloyed misogynist hatred from the newly-elected mayor of Madrid:
Manuela Carmena, who apparently was somewhat reluctant to stand for office, reportedly said that she hoped to bring to politics ‘the values of feminine culture: emotion, empathy, dialogue and listening.’
Now some people might think that this bears a faint resemblance to the kind of thing that Sir Timothy was saying; as indeed on any reasonable understanding it does. Surely emotion has some relation to crying? This being the case, what should we do about the new mayor’s terrible retrograde [and] deeply sexist utterance?