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Former health minister Edwina Currie challenges conspiracy theorist to try pegging after his bizarre anti-mask rant

Josh Milton December 16, 2020
Edwina Currie and fingers holding a clothes peg

Edwina Currie pegged Paul Joseph Watson as an 'idiot' for his comments on face coverings. (Getty/Envato)

So, who had former Tory minister Edwina Currie challenging a conspiracy theorist to “try” pegging on their 2020 bingo cards?

The bizarre exchange took place on Twitter Wednesday morning (16 December), when Paul Joseph Watson, amid the rampaging coronavirus pandemic, tweeted that men who wear face masks have all been “f**ked in the ass by your girlfriend”, or pegged.

Across four tweets, he wrote: “Very strong correlation between men who wear masks compared to men who cannot sexually perform.

“The closer you get to central London, the more people wear masks. Even outside. What does that say about people who live in central London?

“Literally no man who proudly wears a mask has not also been f**ked in their own ass by their girlfriend (reluctantly on her part).

“Basically, if you’re a man who wears a mask, you’re broadcasting the fact that you have been f**ked in the ass by your girlfriend. And that is not something to be proud of.”

Currie, a junior health minister under Margaret Thatcher, was sufficiently exacerbated by Watson blasting the completely baseless claims to his 1.2 million Twitter followers.

“Idiot,” the 74-year-old tweeted. “Try it, you might enjoy it.”

The exchange saw the brains of countless Twitter users essentially melt and leak out of their ears as 2020 out-2020’d itself.

Currie served as junior health minister under the Thatcher administration amid the throes of the AIDS crisis, and suffered stinging criticism in 1986 when she said: “Good Christian people who wouldn’t dream of misbehaving will not catch AIDS.”

Men are less likely to wear face masks amid a plague because – you guessed it – masculinity. 

Paul Joseph Watson’s outburst is a textbook example of the worrying trend of men considering the wearing of face masks – the absolute bare-minimum of curtailing the coronavirus –  as “not cool”.

To the frustration of public health experts, researchers from Middlesex University London in England and the Mathematical Science Research Institute in California, US, found men were hesitant to wear a face covering because they believe COVID-19 does not impact them.

There are two main reasons for this, the researchers said.

“The fact that men less than women intend to wear a face-covering can be partly explained by the fact that men more than women believe that they will be relatively unaffected by the disease,” co-authors Valerio Capraro and Hélène Barcelo wrote.

Vice President Mike Pence failed to wear a mask while speaking with coronavirus patients toxic masculinity
Vice President Mike Pence failed to wear a mask while speaking with coronavirus patients.

The idea of an impunity to the virus, the researchers found, was seeded by men not believing the overwhelming stacks of evidence, reports and data that suggests they are more likely to be impacted by COVID-19.

Moreover, the need to wear a face mask also collides with the men’s sense of social status.

“Men more than women agree that wearing a face-covering is shameful, not cool, a sign of weakness and a stigma,” Capraro and Barcelo wrote, “and these gender differences also mediate gender differences intentions to wear a face-covering.”

Watson also isn’t exactly incorrect about the correlations between mask-wearing and impotence, but not in the way he suggested.

Some medical experts have tied erectile dysfunction as a long-term consequence of men being sickened by coronavirus, Forbes reported.

 

 

More: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Edwina Currie, face masks, masculinity, Men, Paul Joseph Watson, pegging

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