Matt Gibson (gothick_matt) wrote,
Matt Gibson


I'm curious about this. I'm wondering if some comments have been left out. The hospital's spokesman says Lord Mancroft's comments were an "outrageous allegation" against "women in general", and Peter Carter says they're "sexist insults about the behaviour of British women."

But I can't see anything in the Lord Mancroft quotes that mentions women. He only mentions "nurses". Okay, I he seems to be a lunatic, and is clearly abusing his position, but I don't see how a diatribe against nurses which never once mentions women turns into a sexist attack against women in general. Not unless the accusers are making some fairly sexist assumptions themselves, that is. I mean, I've met drunken, promiscuous nurses, and they certainly weren't all women :)

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