Tessa Jowell was doing women no favours in declaring on BBCQT this week that women would never behave as badlyor be so greedy as bankers or alpha males on the trading floor. They might not be so upfront about it, but I believe there are just as many greedy women in the world, ruthless women, exploitative women. Female crooks are more low key, but does that make it any better? Few men are as relentless in avoiding paying their taxes as the Queen of Mean, Leona Helmsley. How many men are as extravagant and downright greedy as Imelda Marcos?
The one outstandingly successful woman in British politics, as Boris Johnson pointed out on BBCQT was Lady Thatcher, and she had more drive, guts and balls than any man in her Cabinet. Oddly, she is not praised by Labour feminists, such as Tessa and Harriet Harman, and was even disgracefully impugned after her death by Labour’s Glenda Jackson.
No doubt the feminists will condemn the irresponsible and corrupt behaviour of teacher Jeremy Forrest as exclusively male. They forget the female teachers who have been banned from working with children ever again, because they exploited their pupils. A 35 year old female teacher has been banned from working with kids because from 2009, she harassed a 15 year old boy, who was her pupil for a relationship. Teacher Catherine Rayne messaged the 15-year-old pupil dozens of times and made clear that she wanted to be ‘romantically involved’. The boy’s father complained to the school and she received a formal warning, but in spite of this, she still persisted, texting him hundreds of times a day and inviting him round to her house.
In 2011, a 20 year old woman was charged with the statutory rape of a 13 year old boy, the little brother of a friend of hers. In 2010, a 37 year old supply teacher admitted seducing and having sex with two fifteen year old boys.