The Conservative Party says young people are turning to crime because “Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and Luke Skywalker have been replaced by women and men are left with Chris and Tommy Shelby” as he advocates a celebration of masculinity rather than a constant vilification of it.
- Nick Fletcher speaks during a public debate on International Men’s Day
- Crimes committed by men are linked to a large number of roles that women play
- It highlights Dr. Who, Ghostbusters and Rey Skywalker from Star Wars
Young people are heading towards a life of crime because the doctor is a woman, a Tory MP suggested today.
Nick Fletcher used a discussion about International Men’s Day – which was on November 19 – to bemoan the lack of positive male role models on the big screen.
He linked crimes committed by young men with a large number of male roles that were previously shown on screen in a positive light being taken or replaced by women in the lead.
Among those cited are Dr. Who, whose most recent incarnation is Jodi Whitaker, are the Ghostbusters – whose original all-male team was replaced by an all-female team for its 2016 restart – and Luke Skywalker was replaced by Daisy Ridley’s Rey.
He said that more positive male models can help combat violence against women and girls, the vast majority of which is carried out by men and boys.
In a debate in Westminster Hall this afternoon, he said: “Everywhere, not least in the cultural realm, there seems to be a call from a small, but very loud, minority, that every male figure or good role model should take the place of a female.
One only needs to look at the debate over who will play the next James Bond.
It’s not just James Bond. In recent years, we’ve seen Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker, and the Equalizer, all being replaced by women.
The guys stayed with Krays and Tommy Shelby.
Is it any wonder that we see so many young people committing crimes?
These programs make crime look great. Believe me, life in prison is not great nor is living with the memory of a son or daughter poked.
Nick Fletcher used a debate on International Men’s Day to lament the lack of positive male role models on the big screen.
Among those cited is Dr. Hu, whose last incarnation was Jodie Whitaker, pictured above
He said, “In recent years, we’ve seen Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker and the Equalizer, all replaced by women (Daisy Ridley as Rey Skywalker above)
Mr. Fletcher’s comments came as he led the debate for International Men’s Day at Westminster Hall.
Member of Parliament for Don Valley highlighted the difficulties young boys face – with many “being left behind” in school.
He stressed the need for boys to have “positive” male role models and pressured the government to help with efforts to encourage more men to become teachers.
Mr. Fletcher also said in the debate: “I would also like to reiterate something that seems very important at the moment – although for women more than for men – the need for men to have their own identity and for masculinity to be something to be celebrated. Sometimes instead of constantly slandering him.
Mr Fletcher also earlier called on boys to “have their own clubs – just as girls need their own”.
He said, “Indeed, it’s great that girls’ soccer is being shown on TV, it’s great that female tennis stars are finally starting to get paid as much as their male counterparts, and as a father to a daughter, I want to pay tribute to everyone who has corrected this mistake and hundreds of other grievances. .
In the 2016 movie Ghostbusters, the original main cast (below) was replaced by an all-female cast — though they all did cameo
Mr. Fletcher said: “The guys stayed with the Krays (played by Tom Hardy in Legend, above) and Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy, below). Is it any wonder we see so many young people committing crimes?