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SWEDEN’S TUTU IN A KNOT OVER UK PUNDIT’S RIP ON THEIR LOONY GENDER POLITICS………

 

Oh my, the statists are upset.

Sweden has fallen off the sled ages ago. That’s what happens after decades of socialist societal engineering in a soon to be post-homogeneous la la land utopian Sweden.

Gender debate sparks UK-Sweden media spat

Published: 3 Dec 12 16:27 CET |

Claims that a gender-neutral toy catalogue proved Sweden had “lost” a generation of women sparked a fierce war of words between popular Swedish tabloid Expressen and British publication The Telegraph.

“Boys will be girls, as they say in Sweden,” finance writer Thomas Pascoe wrote in a post published last week in the blog section of The Telegraph’s website.

He went on to argue that Sweden’s anti-discrimination laws are “insane” and lead to “bizarre” outcomes which do little to improve the status of women in Swedish society, citing figures showing a persistent wage gap between men and women.

“The result of stripping women of their social roles as mothers has not been the development of a new balance in society which still respects women, but rather a sexual nihilism with which most women are instinctively uncomfortable,” he wrote.

The sideswipe against Sweden’s gender-equality efforts came on the heels of reports that Toys”R”Us had produced a “gender neutral” toy catalogue for consumers in Sweden which features images of boys offering dolls a toy bottle, as well as little girls taking aim with plastic rifles.

“No boy grows up dreaming of being a princess. I find it hard to believe many little girls grow up wanting to shoot people,” wrote Pascoe.

The article prompted a stinging reply published on Saturday in Swedish tabloid Expressen by columnist Jenny Strömstedt.

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