All is not well on Planet Dorries. Two weeks after the Mid Bedfordshire MP introduced a sexist private member’s bill which would teach only girls the virtue of sexual abstinence and “how to say no”, Nadine has helped to advance the myth that child sexual abuse is linked to the behaviour of children.
On Channel 5’s Vanessa show on Monday she opined:
“If a stronger ‘just say no’ message was given to children in school then there might be an impact on sex abuse … if we imbued this message in school we’d probably have less sex abuse.”
So desperate is Dorries to bolster her abstinence agenda that she cheaply aligns the issue of teenage promiscuity with child abuse. Scrapbook will leave it to a genuine victim of childhood sexual abuse to outline exactly how offensive this is in a blogpost entitled “Nadine Dorries thinks I was asking for it”.
But with a majority of 15,152, we will all have to up with “Mad Nads” for the foreseeable future.