Boris Johnson has blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s toxic masculinity on the Ukraine war. The Prime Minister was speaking to German broadcaster ZDF after the G7 summit in Bavaria yesterday.
According to the BBC:
While speaking about gender equality and the importance of education, he (Johnson) said “you need more women in positions of power”.
“If Putin was a woman, which he obviously isn’t, but if he were, I really don’t think he would’ve embarked on a crazy, macho war of invasion and violence in the way that he has,” Mr Johnson said.
“If you want a perfect example of toxic masculinity, it’s what he’s doing in Ukraine.”
Mr Johnson also said that while G7 leaders “desperately” want an end to the war in Ukraine, there is “no deal available” currently.
But he also described the summit as “incredible” as leaders “got closer and closer” to an agreement.
It’s a shame that the German reporter didn’t ask Johnson to comment on the fact that on his watch, the UK has become the single biggest sellers of arms in the world.
Couldn’t that be described as toxic?