As world leaders gather at the global G7 summit, some are making waves while others are simply making us shake our heads. U.S. President Joe Biden confused Syria with Libya in his speech three times. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson said he wants to build back the post pandemic world “in a more gender-neutral and a more feminine way.”
In his opening remarks Friday in Cornwall, Johnson stated: “There is the potential to generate many, many millions of high-wage, high-skill jobs, and I think that is what the people of our countries now want us to focus on.” He continued, “They want us to be sure that we’re beating the pandemic together, and discussing how we’ll never have a repeat of what we’ve seen, but also that we’re building back better. Together. Building back greener, and building back fairer, and building back more equal.”
Johnson continued, stumbling through his sentences, “How shall I…? In a more gender-neutral and, perhaps, in a more feminine way. How about that? Apart from anything else.” “So, those are some of the objectives that we have here before us” he concluded.
There you have it world leaders; get to building in a feminine, gender-neutral way. When asked what Johnson meant by his comments on a “feminine” recovery, his spokesman told the Daily Mail he had been referring to a £430 million pledge to support education for vulnerable young children and particularly girls.
Some speculate Johnson’s bizarre rhetoric is the result of having come under fire ahead of the G7 summit for inviting Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban who has been accused as being anti-LGBT.