Recasting male heroes as women risks driving boys to crime, claims Tory MP

Nick Fletcher says likes of female Doctor and 007 mean only cultural role models left for boys are criminals

Casting women in TV and film roles previously given to men, such as in Doctor Who or the James Bond franchise, risks leading young males into crime because the only cultural role models left for them are criminals, a Conservative MP has argued.

Leading a Westminster Hall debate about international men’s day, Nick Fletcher said discussions about women’s safety, such as after the murder of Sarah Everard, risked achieving nothing because of a focus on the idea of toxic masculinity.

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