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Belgium: Polish MEP claims gender pay gap is because women are 'smaller, weaker and less intelligent'01:17

Belgium: Polish MEP claims gender pay gap is because women are 'smaller, weaker and less intelligent'

Belgium, Brussels
March 2, 2017 at 16:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke said that the pay gap between men and women was justified because women are "smaller, weaker and less intelligent," in a speech to the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday.

Korwin-Mikke let loose his anti-feminist views at the European Parliament meeting. He said, "of course women must earn less than men, because they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent."

"They must earn less. That's all," The MEP concluded.

Spanish MEP, Iratxe Garcia-Perez, retaliated in defence of "European women" against "men like you."

"Mr MP, acording to you, acording to your theories, I would not have the right to be here as an MP, and I know it hurts you, and it concerns you that women can represent citizens on equal terms, as you do," she said.

Korwin-Mikke and Garcia-Perez's disagreement took place during a European Parliament session when the EU Commission responded to demands to take a fresh look at legislation over the pay gap between men and women.

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Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke said that the pay gap between men and women was justified because women are "smaller, weaker and less intelligent," in a speech to the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday.

Korwin-Mikke let loose his anti-feminist views at the European Parliament meeting. He said, "of course women must earn less than men, because they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent."

"They must earn less. That's all," The MEP concluded.

Spanish MEP, Iratxe Garcia-Perez, retaliated in defence of "European women" against "men like you."

"Mr MP, acording to you, acording to your theories, I would not have the right to be here as an MP, and I know it hurts you, and it concerns you that women can represent citizens on equal terms, as you do," she said.

Korwin-Mikke and Garcia-Perez's disagreement took place during a European Parliament session when the EU Commission responded to demands to take a fresh look at legislation over the pay gap between men and women.

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