Manchester’s time is up.

In a much derided move, the ultra-feminist group Manchester Feminist Network, has today called for the city of Manchester to be renamed Chester-On-Irwell, as they say that they object to the use of Man in the name. Through their spokeswoman Jessica Halem, they have released the following statement:

Feminist Logo “As the great feminist Delores Platt said: ‘The only jobs for which no man is qualified are human incubators and wet nurse. Likewise, the only job for which no woman is or can be qualified is sperm donor’. In light of those words, how can it be that so many of those who claim to be wholeheartedly in favour of equality at every level of society, also insist on putting half of the planets population down? Men continue to dominate virtually every aspect of society, enjoying social, financial and political advantages over their equally able female counterparts. The need for a cohesive force to empower women and advance the cause of gender equality is as necessary today as it was in the era of Cromwell, Columbus, and Stalin. (more…)