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You're reading: Azarov sexism is hurting this nation

Azarov, responding to questions about the lack of women in his government, said on March 19 that “it’s not a woman’s business to conduct reforms. Brezhnev, when asked why there is no meat in the shops, replied that the nation was moving towards Communism with huge strides, and the beasts are having trouble keeping up with the pace.

And the beautiful blonde speaker of the German Green Party, Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, was deeply offended and promised to continue an anti-Azarov crusade in Europe until he takes his words back.

In the April 9 issue of the Kyiv Post, the newspaper’s reporter, Nataliya Bugayova, sounded an opinion defending the policies related to women’s issues by the head of Ukraine’s government and those in power. The journalist cites her own experience and sincerely thinks that women are unproductive, and are generally not suitable for tough Ukrainian politics. She thinks that in Ukraine everything is fine with opportunities for both women and men, and the attention to gender problems is exaggerated and works to discriminate professionals.

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