By Peter Neville Lewis, Apr 10 2018 08:17AM
Q: When is a PC not PC?
A: When he is a member of a male voice choir apparently!
The Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir has been told by the area Chief Constable that it must now accept WOMEN members or be disowned!!
YES – do read this again in case you didn’t get it first time round. Confused?
Hang on – there is a difference between the male and female voice or have I misunderstood all the operas I have attended over the years?
Maybe a good old fashioned bass singing Madame Butterfly is what I have been missing. And I never saw Maria Callas as Boris Godunov, intriguing as it might have been!
Oh dear...the world is tipping on its head and the history of creation and humanity is now being subsumed by gender neutrality.
So I suppose that’s the end for Gareth Malone’s Military Wives. Unless under our new legislation (same sex marriage constituting a new form of husband and wife) you could sneak in a male wife or two? Now, there’s a thought....
Crikey, how silly can you get?
On a more serious note look at what is happening in Norway, generally seen as the most gender equal nation in the world. Yet despite female quotas in business Norway does not rank high in the global league table.
Top is Latvia with 46% women managers and second is the US (you read this right!) with 43%.
Norway? Only 32%. Mmmm....
Denmark (with one of the largest welfare states in the world) comes in on 28%.
So forcing or legislating the PC model (in whatever form it may take) doesn’t seem to work quite as hoped for or intended.
Be careful what you wish for! Or we may have to ask Verdi to rewrite some of his most famous choruses.
Pedro the Jester