Penny Mordaunt stands a reasonable chance of becoming the conservative’s new P.M. since Boris Johnson has withdrawn from the race. Johnson was a popular P.M. who made the mistake of hosting a couple of maskless parties during the Covid lock-down and was crucified by the media and polls. So he stepped down from the post and left Brits with the mess they deserve. Fortunately they have a couple of able replacement candidates and Penny Mordaunt is clearly the best. She has a serious handicap shared with the recently aborted P.M. tenure of Liz Truss. Truss was plainly confused with the leading roll; therefore Mordaunt is sharing the mantle of female incompetence given by chauvinists and bigots to select female politicians. Mr. Sunak is the sole male alternative to the expected bubble brained female leadership that would be doubled down if Ms. Mordaunt were elected and failed.
It is unfortunate that rank chauvinism seems to flourish in England too. Perhaps conservatives are too young to remember Margaret Thatcher who did a fair job as P.M. although labor hated her tax cuts. While some males are exploited so far as being paid equal wages in select jobs with women that don’t do heavy lifting, heavy lifting isn’t required at all in desk and paper pushing rolls so there may be no reason to be discriminatory. Leaving out dynamic leadership from the P.M. occupation because of political profiles regarding the handicap of being female should be overcome by forward thinking Brits with a lower percentage of Neanderthal genes.