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Where’s the outrage over Shaun Bailey’s slur on ‘cheeky’ boys?

9 October 2018

6:23 PM

9 October 2018

6:23 PM

Much outrage this afternoon over the Tories’ mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey. In a pamphlet for the Centre for Policy Studies think tank in 2005 on his experiences as a youth worker in West London, Bailey wrote that ‘good looking’ girls in the area ‘tend to have been around’. Since those quotes were published by Buzzfeed, critics have been quick to call out Bailey over his sexist comments.

But the question that’s bugging Mr S is: why no similar outrage about what Bailey said about boys? In that same pamphlet, Bailey wrote that the ‘cheeky’ boys are those who are the most likely to have ‘been around’:

‘I say to the girls that boys you like – all the cheeky ones – who are quite clever and all the rest of it. They are probably the ones that have been around.’

Will no-one stand up for the lads?


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