Labour MP Austin Mitchell took to the Mail on Sunday yesterday to decry the rise of women in the Labour party, writing that they were making parliament weaker.
The 79-year-old said "feminisation" and "youthification" will make the party "more manageable and reasonable, for apart from obsessive feminism, women MPs are more amenable and leadable and less objectionable."
Not only are his comments incredibly sexist, they also couldn't be more wrong. Just look at some of the female MPs in parliament today, who are unamenable in all the right ways:
1. Diane Abbott (Labour)
A series of rebellions against Tony Blair and Gordon Brown saw Ms Abbott brandished a firebrand and a "left-wing maverick". She said stood for Labour leadership election in 2010 because she believed at least one of the candidates should not be white and male.