Polish MEP Korwin-Mikke has said that “women must earn less” because they are “smaller”, “weaker” and “less intelligent” than men.
The conservative and Eurosceptic politician from Warsaw addressed the parliament to speak out against equal pay for women, but was quickly shot down by S&D MEP Iratxe Garcia Perez from Spain.
“According to your opinion, I do not have the right to be here… And I know that [me being here] hurts you.”
MEP Iratxe Garcia Perez has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2004, and is the Chair of the European Parliament Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee.
“I am here to defend the rights of all women in Europe against men like you”.
Comments on the video flooded in, some expressing disgust, others dismay.