Days after Tories at St Andrews University were exposed for burning effigies of Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, members of Conservative Future continue to disgrace themselves. A Tory candidate in student election at LSE has now outraged campus with deliberately misogynistic campaign posters.
The poorly judged attempts at laddish “humour”, which are available on the Facebook campaign site of Jason Wong, include a pledge to provide easy access to toasters for women staying in student halls because :
“Girls love cooking and love to be in the kitchen … The bread isn’t going to toast itself”
Meanwhile, a campaign pledge to slash the wages of cleaners at the university is accompanied by a picture of a PVC-clad model posing with a vacuum cleaner and the text:
“She can clean my toilet for £12”
This is by no means LSE’s only recent episode of controversy on the sexism front. Two students were recently driven into hiding after penning a campus newspaper column musing on the violent rape of women, in which it was suggested that a reader should punch his girlfriend on the back of the head during sex.
Yet another low point.
UPDATE: Unrepentant, he has now been hauled in front of LSE union officials.