Lord Hurd warns "this feminism thing is becoming slightly ludicrous"

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Lord Hurd has caused outrage on social media by declaring feminism 'dangerous' and an over-hyped 'undemocratic' obsession. Wow.

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Tory peer Lord Hurd has caused outrage on social media after her made some controversial comments on feminism.

When asked about being Margaret Thatcher's home secretary and foreign secretary, he commented, "She was the prime minister because she was the best person available regardless of gender."

He added, "I think, therefore, the danger of feminism, the danger of constantly putting near the top of agenda that there ought to be more women and more women in this and that sphere of our life, is that you balance over and you become slightly ludicrous."

Twitter is basically dripping in sarcasm over Lord Hurd's comments...

He also had strong opinions on Labour's controversial 'all-women shortlists' policy designed to generate higher numbers of female MPs declaring it "deeply undemocratic".

We can kind of understand where Lord Hurd is coming from on this point, we'd be miffed if there was an enforced 'all-men shortlist' too. But David Cameron has been frequently criticised for not appointing enough women, so maybe he does need to do more.

Let's face facts. Of 650 MPs only 147 are women. That's just 22%

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