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Yorkshire Tory MP links rising male crime to appointment of female Doctor Who

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A Yorkshire Tory MP has linked the rising levels of crime committed by men to female actors taking leading roles in Doctor Who, Ghostbusters and Star Wars.

Don Valley MP Nick Fletcher, speaking in a debate to mark International Men’s Day, asked if it was “any wonder we are seeing so many young men committing crime” while “good” male role models were being replaced on TV and at the cinema.

Mr Fletcher said Parliament had “left the struggles of many males out of the discussion”.

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He said: “Some may say that men have had their turn, and it’s a woman’s turn now.

“However, that’s a poor argument and one that I find rather infantile, yet it is something that I’ve heard within the walls of these premises during private discussions and it’s a narrative that I feel has penetrated popular discourse.”



Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor

Mr Fletcher said there was an urgent need for male role models and argued masculinity should be something “celebrated rather than continually vilified”.

He added: “Everywhere, not least within the cultural sphere, here seems to be a call from a tiny, very vocal minority that every male character or good role model must have a female replacement.

“One only needs to look at the discussion surrounding who will play the next James Bond and it’s not just James Bond.



Don Valley MP Nick Fletcher

“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?

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He added: “When a young boy continually hears masculinity being linked with toxicity in societal discourse then it is no wonder that many suffer from feelings of worthless and isolation.”

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, told the debate: “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 mention of men’s issues will have hypocritical virtue signallers seething as they try condemn white men as oppressors.”

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