A member of the EU Parliament just said that women are “weaker, smaller and less intelligent” after comparing migrants to “excrements” and making a Nazi salute in the chamber. *Enough is enough, sign the petition with one click to suspend him from Parliament:* *sign now

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A member of the European Parliament just said that women should earn less because they “are weaker, smaller and less intelligent”! *If we act right now, we can kick this hater out. *

This same Polish MEP has used the Parliament to spread hate: *comparing migrants to “excrements” and making a Nazi salute in the chamber!* So far he has been sanctioned with symbolic fines, but now Parliament is running an investigation and if enough of us ask for his full suspension, we can make it happen.

*The decision could come *any moment*.* Sign the petition below with one click, and for International Women’s Day today, let’s urge our MEPs to kick this sexist, racist hater out of Parliament.

 

*Join now to kick him out*

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*To the President of the EU Parliament and to all MEPs:*

*”We ask that you kick the Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke out of the EU Parliament following his hateful remarks about women and migrants, and after making a Nazi salute in the chamber. These acts are in violation of the Parliament’s rules and betray the values of the entire EU which our Parliament is elected to defend.”*

 

The European Parliament regulation says MEPs’ conduct “shall be characterised by mutual respect” and they “shall not resort to defamatory, racist or xenophobic language or behaviour in parliamentary debates”.

Everything Mr Korwin-Mikke says and does violates these rules.

 

We cannot allow politicians to use prohibited language then hide behind free speech. The EU Parliament has the responsibility and power to stop this escalation by holding him accountable with the highest possible sanctions. *He can be suspended directly by the President of the Parliament, and if 2/3rds of the MEPs agree, even kicked out permanently!*

 

*The EU Parliament could decide in the next few hours. *Let’s ask it to give all Europeans a present for March 8th, and kick misogyny out of the Parliament.

 

*Join now to kick him out*

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This might only feel like one man, but it’s a vicious cycle. The more politicians are allowed to use discriminatory language in our institutions, the more this sort of hate becomes acceptable, and the more hate crimes spread. The only way to stop it is for people, in one voice, to speak out against it — let’s start today.

 

With hope and determination,

 

Luca, Martyna, Iain, Sarah, Patricia and the rest of the Avaaz team

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

European Parliament in sexism storm as lawmaker says women are too ‘small, weak and unintelligent’ for equal pay (The Telegraph)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/03/european-parliament-sexism-storm-

lawmaker-says-women-small-weak/

 

‘Weaker,’ ‘smaller,’ ‘less intelligent’ women deserve less than men, Polish MEP states (Deutsche Welle)

http://www.dw.com/en/weaker-smaller-less-intelligent-

women-deserve-less-than-men-polish-mep-states/a-37794898

 

Janusz Korwin-Mikke Has Sexist Comments Shut Down By European Parliament Colleague (Huffington Post) http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/03/janusz-korwin-mikke_n_15136240.html

 

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