Oh, how we laugh at those silly Americans..

Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, it does.

Thursday, 20th October 2016, 6:08 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:12 pm
Nicola Adam

Still reeling from the reality that one possible leader of the world’s most powerful country has very worrying views on women – on everything – we learn the future of this country is in the hands of teenagers like Ryan Williams.

A young man and self-branded ‘meninist’, Ryan has shared his worrying views via social media that tampons are a luxury item and women should, ahem, ‘control their bladders’.

Yes, really.

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All of which is a terrible indictment of Britain, of its education system and not a little concerning that our land will shortly be led by some of his generation.

If it isn’t bad enough that this 19-year-old believes women should ‘hold in’ their periods, we have additionally learned he has a girlfriend.

Which means a woman, somewhere, has accepted his self-important tripe and biological confusion.

Which probably means there is no hope for humankind, whatsoever.

Oh, how we laugh at the millions of Americans wanting a president who calls women ‘pieces of ass’ and wouldn’t dream of gifting his wife ‘negotiable assets’.

We should have looked closer to home for baffling ignorance wrapped up in self-importance shared under the justification of ‘freedom of speech’ via the unfiltered channels of social media.

Of course, Ryan is simply one 19-year-old, and I’d like to think most of his peers have a better handle on the basic make-up of female anatomy and would form more reasoned and informed views on women.

Most 12-year-olds, in fact.

But it is the Ryans of this world that are making their voices heard unfettered.

His story has already appeared across the world and he is crowdfunding for his campaign #stoptheblob (again yes, really).

It is new adults like him who could potentially undo the work to promote the fact that every single one of us – male, female, transgender, white, black, rich, poor or anything else – simply deserve a fair shot at life.

And this equality can come down to the little things, like tax on tampons.

But while the Trumps of this world continue to provide a blueprint for the Ryans, those who fought for rights for the marginalised must be turning in their graves.