Monday, July 17, 2017

Must not doubt that women can drive all trains

[British government minister] Philip Hammond was caught up in a sexism row after telling the cabinet that driving trains was so easy that even women could do it.

The chancellor asked other ministers on Tuesday why there were so few female train drivers, adding that the job was so simple in modern locomotives that “even they can do it”.

Mr Hammond’s comments were met with a furious response by his cabinet colleagues, according to The Sun. The chancellor was apparently left attempting to explain himself, prompting Theresa May to interject and say “Chancellor, I am going to take your shovel away from you”, the newspaper reported.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Operating trains used to be a hard dirty job with steam engines.