Rethinking Europe

Theresa May and Political Wife-Beating

Hardcore Brexiteers’ proposition that May is incompetent because “she” does not deliver the Brexit they want is an unvarnished form of sexism.

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Takeaways


  • Hardcore Brexiteers’ proposition that May is incompetent because “she” does not deliver the Brexit they want is an unvarnished form of sexism.

Hardcore Brexiteers are correct in arguing that Theresa May is not delivering on the goals of the Brexit as they envision not. The reason is simple: Nobody can.

Theirs is a torched earth strategy, rooted in hyper-arrogant, hyper-risky attitudes that last came into play during some of the darker chapters of British imperialism, say, in India.

But their general proposition that May is incompetent because “she” does not deliver what they – the arch-conservative men – want on Brexit is an unvarnished form of sexism.

The implicit suggestion is that the girl just doesn’t know how to deliver to us men.

The fact that none of the men so keen on ending her prime ministership have even a prayer of delivering anything better is simply a tell-tale sign that there are still way too many monomaniacal men in the ranks of the Tories.

They want to make the real world fit their ideological world view, and refuse to deal with reality.

While the hardcore Brexiteers realize deep down that the EU won’t let them get away with the Brexit they want, they can at least get satisfaction by beating up on a woman for non-delivery of promised services every single day. Piñata-style.

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About Stephan Richter

Stephan Richter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Globalist. [Berlin/Germany]

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