Tory MP Says Young Men Are Turning To Crime Because ‘Dr Who And Luke Skywalker Have Been Replaced By WOMEN’

Tory MP says young men are turning to crime because ‘Dr Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker have been replaced by WOMEN and men are left with the Krays and Tommy Shelby’ as he calls to celebrate masculinity rather than constantly defame’

  • Nick Fletcher spoke at a Commons debate on International Men’s Day
  • Linked crimes committed by men with a range of roles taken over by women
  • He highlighted Dr Who, the Ghostbusters and Star Wars’ Rey Skywalker


Young men are given a life of crime because Dr. Who is a woman, a Tory MP suggested today.

Nick Fletcher used a debate on International Men’s Day – that was on November 19 – to complain about the lack of positive male role models on the big screen.

And he linked crimes committed by young men with a slew of previously male on-screen roles portrayed in a positive light and taken over or replaced by women in the lead.

Among those he cited were Dr Who, whose latest incarnation is Jodie Whittaker, the Ghostbusters – whose original all-male team was replaced by an all-female one for a reboot in 2016 – and Luke Skywalker is replaced by Daisy Ridley’s Rey.

He said more positive male role models could help combat violence against women and girls, the vast majority of which are perpetrated by men and boys.

In a Westminster Hall debate this afternoon, he said: ‘Everywhere, not least in the cultural sphere, there seems to be a call from a small but very vocal minority that every male character or good role model should have a female replacement.

“You just have to look at the discussion about who’s going to play the next James Bond.

“And it’s not just James Bond. Over the years we’ve all replaced Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker, the Equalizer with women.

“And the men are left with the Krays and Tommy Shelby.

“Is it any wonder we see so many young men committing crime?

“These programs make crime cool. Believe me, a life in prison is not cool and neither is living with the memory of a stabbed son or daughter.’

Nick Fletcher used a debate on International Men’s Day to complain about the lack of positive male role models on the big screen.

Among those he cited were Dr.  Who, whose latest incarnation is Jodie Whittaker, pictured above

Among those he cited were Dr. Who, whose latest incarnation is Jodie Whittaker, pictured above

He said: 'Over the years we've all replaced Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker and the Equalizer with women (Daisy Ridley as Rey Skywalker, above)

He said: ‘Over the years we’ve all replaced Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, Luke Skywalker and the Equalizer with women (Daisy Ridley as Rey Skywalker, above)

Mr Fletcher’s comments came as he led the International Men’s Day debate at Westminster Hall.

The MP for Don Valley highlighted the difficulties young boys face – with many ‘disadvantaged’ in school.

He stressed the need for boys to have “positive” male role models and urged the government to help in efforts to encourage more men to become teachers.

Mr Fletcher also told the debate: “I would also like to reiterate something that seems very topical at the moment – although much more so for women than for men – and that is the need for men to have their own identity and for masculinity to that can sometimes be celebrated instead of being vilified all the time.”

Mr Fletcher also previously called for boys to ‘have their own clubs – just as girls need their own clubs’.

He said: ‘Indeed, it’s great that girls’ football is on TV, it’s great that female tennis stars are finally being paid as much as their male counterparts, and as the father of a daughter I want to applaud all those who have righted this injustice and the hundreds of other injustices .’

Mr Fletcher said: 'Men are left with the Krays (played by Tom Hardy in Legend, above) and Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy, below).  “Is it any wonder we see so many young men committing crime?

Mr Fletcher said: ‘Men are left with the Krays (played by Tom Hardy in Legend, above) and Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy, below). “Is it any wonder we see so many young men committing crime?

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