Ukrainian feminist groups enraged over 'Neanderthal' PM's sexist remarks

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Kiev (Ukraine), Mar 25(ANI): Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov's suggestions that women are unsuitable for high political office and incapable of carrying out reforms has left feminist groups in the country fuming.

Women's groups have accused Azarov, who presides over an all-male cabinet, of gender discrimination and holding Neanderthal views.

Last week, the Prime Minister had said Ukraine's economic problems were too difficult for any woman to handle.

"Some say our government is too large; others that there are no women. There's no one to look at during cabinet sessions: they're all boring faces. With all respect to women, conducting reforms is not women's business," The Guardian quoted Azarov, as saying.

Azarov echoed the comments made recently by the man who appointed him, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

During last month's election campaign, Yanukovych had said that his female opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko, should "go to the kitchen". (ANI)

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