Silvio Berlusconi angers Spain for mocking female cabinet
A heated row has broken out between Spain and Italy over whether women should be given powerful Cabinet jobs.
Silvio Berlusconi, who takes power shortly as Prime Minister of Italy for the third time, caused outrage in Spain after he suggested that the new Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was “too pink”.
Mr Berlusconi, who won a sweeping victory in this week’s Italian election, told a radio station: “Zapatero has formed a government that is too pink, something that we cannot do in Italy because there is a prevalence of men in politics and it isn’t easy to find women who are qualified.”
Mr Zapatero, a self-declared feminist, made equal rights a centrepiece of his first term in office, passing a law making it compulsory for electoral lists and even company boards to be composed of at least 40 per cent women. This week he suggested that he would go even further in his second government by naming more women than men to his Cabinet. “Now he’s asked for it,” Mr Berlusconi said. “He will have problems leading them.”
I dare say Mr Berlusconi is hardly flawless, but credit to the guy; he knows feminist bullshit when he sniffs it, and is happy to bring it's stench to people's attention.
I feel sorry for Spain with what appears to be a 'self-declared feminist' as a leader. I don't think it's a coincidence that Spain has one of the lowest birth-rates in Europe; 1.1 kids per woman. That's a sure sign of feminist infestation; a dying society.
Not that we in Britain can talk of course; the Labour party are a bunch of feminist/socialist scum and even David Cameron - supposed leader of the Conservative Party - spent most of his leadership acceptance speach waffling on about how he was going to fill the ranks of his cabinet with wimmin.
Still, it's nice to see that there's a leader in Europe who is quite happy to sneer and jeer at mangina wimmin-firster scum.