Theresa May has seemingly hammered the final nail into to coffin of her career as a self-professed “feminist” by making a sexist comment during her appearance with husband Philip on ‘The One Show’.
The pair were asked whether Theresa was as tough a negotiator at home as she appears to be over Brexit.
“Well, there’s give and take in every marriage,” Philip said.
“I get to decide when I take the bins out. Not if I take them out.”
“There’s boy jobs and girls jobs, you see,” Theresa clarified.
“I definitely do the bins,” Mr May confirmed, before adding: “I do the traditional boy jobs, by and large.”
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Cue the sound of women everywhere screaming at their televisions and ripping up their ‘This Is What A Feminist Looks Like’ T-shirts in disgust.
Philip attempted to claw it back when asked what it was like being married to a Prime Minister when he said: “If you’re the kind of man who expects his tea to be on the table at six o’clock every evening, you could be a disappointed man.”
We thought those men still lived in the 1950s, but perhaps they are out there somewhere.
However, it got more frustrating still. The PM later admitted that she got into politics… Over shoes.
There was a ‘One Show’ close up of the PM’s black diamonte loafers, and she did indeed admit that she likes buying shoes. Then she recounted a tale of meeting a young woman in the lift at the House of Commons. After sparing a moment to compliment each other on their choice of footware, May claims she then told her that it was her love of shoes that had inspired her to go into politics.
Not having a hand in making Britain a fairer and more prosperous place to live. But because of shoes.
So as not to seem completely misogynistic, the ‘One Show’ presenters then asked Philip what his ‘shoe’ equivalent was, to which he replied:
“I quite like ties.”
Perhaps it is still the 1950s after all.