An accompanying video shows Johnson speaking these words. Obviously a guy with a BIG problem with women!
“Boris Johnson said female suffrage only happened because men realised women could “run them down” with cars, in a video which has resurfaced on social media.
Mr Johnson made the bizarre comment to Sir Drummond Bone in an interview for Voices From Oxford in 2013 after he was asked about his 2007 book on cars, Life in the Fast Lane.
“I think that women’s liberation – female suffrage – probably wouldn’t have happened, if it hadn’t been for the motorcar,” the prime minister, who was then-Mayor of London, said.
“Basically because men realised that women were at the wheel of a machine that could run them down.” …
… “They were so hostile to women on bicycles that they would hang bicycles from trees to indicate their displeasure that women were being able to use these liberating pieces of technology,” he added.
“But of course, when the combustion engine allowed women to travel at many miles an hour and to be in a position of command, I think the game was up.”