London Conservative Future Chair on Women’s Role

// 25 June 2009

Liberal Conspiracy link to this video from Don’t Panic magazine aimed at finding out whether the new young Conservatives, Conservative Future, are really as hip and radical as they claim. Towards the end we see members of CF denying global warming and – surprise, surprise – blaming the “break-down” of marriage and the family for social ills, arguing that a conservative world would be great because you’d get to ‘keep your taxes’ (and stuff the rest of us who can’t afford to pay for private education and healthcare, I assume). Then there’s this little gem from the Chair of London Conservative Future:

Personally, I want to be a mother. Every woman in society should achieve that…We’re here to procreate.

Technically, yes, human beings do exist to procreate, but I don’t think that those of us who choose not to fulfil our biological function should tattoo ‘failure’ on our foreheads.

The video has been pulled from YouTube following complaints from Conservative Future.

Comments From You

Cara // Posted 25 June 2009 at 5:39 pm

Oh, really. Excuse me *bleurgh*.

We are in 2009, not 1959??!

If there is one thing that gets me angry it is this ‘women are MEANT to procreate’ bullshit.

Makes women like me who probably *can’t* for medical reasons, or who don’t want to, feel great.

Denise // Posted 25 June 2009 at 6:17 pm

Every woman in society (“in” “society”?)

should become a mother? Yeah, very hip and radical.

I’m panicking already.

Anna // Posted 25 June 2009 at 9:46 pm

BUT MAGGIE SAID THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY I’M SO CONFUSED ;___________;

Cat // Posted 29 June 2009 at 1:10 am

Over-population much?

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