Nadine Dorries MP has been on my radar on the periphery as someone who is completely off the radar in terms of making ridiculously stupid comments and who seems to like drawing attention to herself by courting ‘controversy’.
She is the Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire. She sees herself as some kind of British Sarah Palin along with introducing a Bill to Parliament to ensure that abstinence is taught to girls (note: AND ONLY TO GIRLS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, BOYS DON’T HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY).
But basically she thrives on publicity and I see her as a mostly irrelevance pimple on the face of British Politics.
The bile that is rising in me when I read this is just about uncontainable. That this woman should make a link is beyond distasteful and vaguely off the mark – it is wholly irresponsible. The thought of blaming a child for child abuse is something from a bygone age (thankfully) and to think that this woman is responsible for making any kind of legislation is offensive in the extreme.
It is worth reading.
- Nadine Dorries’s abstinence bill is a definite no-no | Sarah Ditum (guardian.co.uk)
- Abstinence: Nadine Dorries says ‘teach girls to say NO to sex’ (dailymail.co.uk)
- Nadine Dorries and sex education lessons for girls (guardian.co.uk)
- Teach schoolgirls to say ‘no to sex’, Tory MP says (telegraph.co.uk)