“Women bear a moral responsibility for being women” says Jacob Rees-Mogg “and for all that goes with it. Having a vagina, uterus, womb, being attractive to rapists. That sort of thing.”
Mr Rees-Mogg opposes abortion as “morally indefensible”, even after a woman has been raped. “When a man gets raped he doesn’t run off to his doctor, asking for sympathy and an abortion. This is one of those rare instances where I agree with gender equality.”
The MP for North East Somerset has also this week flexed his intellectual muscles on the issue of same-sex marriage.
“I’m a Catholic who takes the Church’s teaching seriously. Marriage is a sacrament and the view of what marriage is should be decided by the Church, not by MPs.” He explained, without any obvious sense of irony.
“If, say, one is attracted to a person of the same sex, why not follow the example of generations of priests and take advantage of someone vulnerable?”