bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Beekeeping sexism

More from those (UK) Daily Telegraph articles. Long-renowned for its Tory outlook, its usual pro-male sexism has taken an unabashed turn. And I quote:
”Women are gaining recognition as talented beekeepers,” says Tessa Boase. “Bees don't like rough or jerky movement; women have a lighter touch. Bees tend to pick up on their keeper's mood; women tend to be calmer. They are also more tenacious.”
Humpf! (And she's pictured beekeeping wearing leather gloves! Light touch? My foot!)


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