Ukraine PM: women not fit for politics




If you thought the Chinese police were bad, this guy is even worse. How could anyone possibly think like this and be responsible for governing a country? It doesn’t say much about their future as long as he’s around together with the new president who is another knuckle-dragger.

Women’s groups in Ukraine have angrily reported Azarov – who presides over an all-male cabinet – to the country’s ombudsman following his remarks last week. They accuse him of gender discrimination and holding Neanderthal views.

Speaking on Friday, Azarov said Ukraine’s economic problems were too difficult for any woman to handle.

“Some say our government is too large; others that there are no women,” he said. “There’s no one to look at during cabinet sessions: they’re all boring faces. With all respect to women, conducting reforms is not women’s business.”

Ukraine’s new woman-free government was capable of working 16 hours a day with “no breaks and weekends”, Azarov boasted.

The prime minister’s gaffe echoes comments made recently by the man who appointed him – Ukraine’s new president, Viktor Yanukovych. During February’s election campaign, Yanukovych declared that his female opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko, should “go to the kitchen”.


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