Nick Fletcher stated with main TV position fashions being performed by girls, ‘is there any surprise we’re seeing so many younger males committing crime?’
A Tory MP has linked male crime to the fact TV characters like Doctor Who are being played by women.
Nick Fletcher lamented that leading fictional characters had been “replaced by women, and men are left with the Krays and Tommy Shelby.”
Speaking in Parliament, he added: “Is there any wonder we are seeing so many young men committing crime?”
The MP was opening a Westminster Hall debate about International Men’s Day.
Having secured the controversy, he instantly informed MPs: “I’m not really a fan of these days, we seem to have a day for everything at present.”
He added: “Yet for somebody who cares deeply about stopping younger boys and males from being left behind, it’s becoming I lead this debate right now for International Men’s Day.
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“For years there has been a creeping narrative that males have it easy, that life is a breeze and that there’s nothing to complain about.”
Mr Fletcher stated it was “terrific” that feminine tennis stars have been lastly beginning to be paid as a lot as their male counterparts.
He added: “As a father of a daughter myself, I wish to applaud all who have corrected this wrong, and the hundreds of other injustices.
But he said masculinity should be “celebrated at times, rather than continually vilified”, and complained that after “awful events” within the final yr – comparable to Sarah Everard’s homicide – the phrase “toxic masculinity” had grown.
He stated: “Everywhere, not least inside the cultural sphere, there appears to be a name from a tiny, but very vocal minority that each male character or good position mannequin should have a feminine alternative.
“One solely wants to have a look at the dialogue surrounding who will play the following James Bond.
“And it’s not just James Bond. In recent years, we have seen Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker, the Equaliser, all replaced by women.
“And men are left with the Krays and Tommy Shelby.
“Is there any wonder we are seeing so many young men committing crime?
“These programmes make crime look cool.
“Trust me, a lifetime in prison is not cool and neither is living with the memory of a stabbed son or daughter.”
The MP stated “I love being a man. Most of my friends are men”, including: “I don’t think being a man makes me superior in any way, yet being male is an essential part of my identity.”
He referred to as for extra male academics in faculties and extra male position fashions elsewhere in life to enhance the behaviour of boys and males.
Mr Fletcher went on to say: “If we get this right we should need fewer police not more, we should need fewer courts not more, we should need fewer prisons not more. This is a long game, we need to help men at all stages of their lives.”
Fellow Tory, Blackpool MP Scott Benton, informed the controversy: “Unfortunately for far too long men’s issues have been swept under the carpet as society focuses on the false narrative of male privilege.
“The very point out of males’s points could have hypocritical advantage signallers seething as they struggle condemn white males as oppressors.
“No doubt people will sneer and ask why we even need an International Men’s Day”.
He stated it was wanted as a result of there are extra male suicides and boys’ attainment in faculties is beneath that of ladies.