David Willetts, Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, at a UK Conservative Party conference:
“Bridget Jones is a real phenomenon, driven partly by the way the pattern of university education is changing.
For the first time, in a historic experiment in our society, we have more women than men emerging from university. The majority of young people not in education, employment or training are men.
Of course the world is changing, and it is fantastic it is. But the fact is that even if men want to be the breadwinner, they are no longer being given the opportunity of being the breadwinner. They are no longer given the opportunity to bring home the bacon, and the evidence is that that is bad for families.
Of course the family is an emotional and personal thing, but it is also an economic institution and what we are describing is the collapse of the economic circumstances that hold families together.
The man who can’t go out and command a decent wage is not going to be able to hold a family together.”
Is this “ZOMG! The Patriarchy is crumbling, oh noez!”, “ZOMG! Uppity wimminz are taking our jobs!”, or something entirely different?
via The Telegraph.