Women ‘replacing’ men on screen leading boys into crime, says Tory MP

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A Conservative MP has suggested that women playing traditionally male television and film roles is sensitizing young British men to a life of crime.

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Nick Fletcher claims lack of heroic male role models – citing an actress playing the lead role doctor who and all women Ghost Busters Reboot – The young men who idolized violent anti-heroes had left.

Speaking at an International Men’s Day debate in parliament, the Tory MP complained of calls from “a small, yet very vocal minority, that every male character or good role model should have a female replacement”.


He told fellow lawmakers: “The only discussion we need to see is who will play James Bond next. And it’s not just James Bond – in recent years we’ve seen Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker … all replaced by women.” has done.”

Mr Fletcher said: “The men have been left with Cray and Tommy Shelby. Isn’t it any wonder we see so many young men committing crimes?”

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Don Valley MP said drama program like peaky blinders, “Crime Made Silent”, featuring the aforementioned gangster Tommy Shelby. He continued: “Trust me – life in prison is not good.”

Mr Fletcher said growing concerns about sexual harassment highlighted “how vulnerable young women feel in many situations, and this is clearly not true”.

But Tory Backbencher said he wanted “men to have their own identity and masculinity, which is sometimes celebrated – not maligned”.

He continued: “When one hears a young boy constantly linking masculinity to toxicity in social discourse, it is no wonder that so many suffer from a sense of worthlessness and alienation.”

Speaking during the debate at Westminster Hall, SNP MP Gavin Newlands said the idea of ​​an International Men’s Day was “a curse to me”, adding: “It is a cruel joke in response to feminism, women’s rights and International Women’s Day”. “

Mr Newlands said the international day was best suited for “those oppressed, disadvantaged or facing inequality”. But the MP said he acknowledged that those involved in International Men’s Day “are doing it for very good reasons”.

Speculation over a replacement for Daniel Craig and the possibility of a female Bond has been rife ever since the star confirmed she would be exiting the franchise – but producer Barbara Broccoli has repeatedly dismissed the idea of ​​a female lead. Is.

Still, Boris Johnson recently insisted that the next James Bond has to be a man. “I think it must be a man, clearly. That’s my view,” he said last month.

Cabinet Minister Michael Gove has also said that the next Bond should be a man, ridiculing Sir Keir Starmer’s suggestion that a woman take over as 007. The Labor leader said in September: “I don’t have a favorite Bond, but I think it’s time for a women’s bond.”


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