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Outrage in the UK over misogynist article accusing MP of distracting Johnson in the style of “Under Instinct”

Outrage in the UK over misogynist article accusing MP of distracting Johnson in the style of “Under Instinct”

Outrage in the UK over misogynist article accusing MP of distracting Johnson in the style of “Under Instinct”

Misogynistic comments against a prominent British opposition MP, repeated in a tabloid article, sparked outrage on Monday in the United Kingdomwhose prime minister Boris Johnson he even threatened reprisals against the journalist’s anonymous sources.

It was an article published by the Mail on Sunday last Sunday the one that caused the indignation: he affirmed that some Conservative deputies compared his Labor colleague angela rayner with the actress Sharon Stone in the movie “Basic Instinct” (“Low Instincts”), accusing her of distracting Johnson by crossing and uncrossing her legs in Parliament.

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Rayner41, number two in the Labor Party, the main opposition force, regularly replaces its leader during parliamentary sessions to control the government, giving rise to agitated verbal exchanges with the prime minister.

The Mail on Sunday article quoted an unnamed MP as saying Rayner “can’t compete” with Johnson’s oratorical skills “but she has other skills that he lacks”.

describes her as “a socialist grandmother who left school at 16 when she was pregnant and had no qualifications before becoming a social worker”as opposed to Johnson, 57, who attended the elite Eton College before studying at the prestigious Oxford University.

Rayner denounced “sewer journalism” on Twitter, stressing that “in politics, women face sexism and misogyny every day.”

On Monday, the IPSO (Independent Press Standards Organisation), the body that regulates the British press, announced that it had received numerous complaints.

The article sparked outrage across the political spectrum and Johnson lamented “the anonymously directed misogyny” against Rayner.

His spokesman reported on Monday that the conservative leader had contacted the opposition deputy directly to show his support.

There is no place for misogyny in Parliament. These comments are unacceptable,” the prime minister’s spokesman stressed.

Johnson He warned that there would be retaliation if the authors of the sexist comments were identified, which he described as “totally intolerable.”

For his part, the number one of the Labor Party, Keir Starmer, denounced that with these attacks the Conservative Party had fallen “even lower”.

Also the president of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, condemned the “degrading and offensive comments about women in parliament”, considering that “they can only dissuade women who might consider running for election, to the detriment of all”. .

Source: Elcomercio

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