Nadine Dorries (hearts) teenage sex

Posted by Tim Ireland at May 4, 2011

Category: Christ..., Tories! Tories! Tories!

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There is a lot to be said about Nadine Dorries’ attempt to pass into law a bill introducing compulsory abstinence ‘education’ for teenage girls (and girls alone). As usual (example), she is using a mainstream face farce to mask a deeply religious – some might say fundamentalist – agenda, and producing anecdotal, distorted or just plain invented evidence to support it… but, happily, there’s been enough shock and outrage over her blurtings today to pretty much guarantee that every point of her ridiculous premise will be shot down by someone, somewhere.

That leaves me free to make this single observation…

Nadine Dorries claims that Raspberry Beret by Prince is one of her all-time favourite songs. In fact, here’s a touching moment from her not-a-blog where she draws great comfort from this funk ballad:

“I will know I’m feeling happier when I flick onto the next track – Prince and Raspberry Beret – I can’t get there quick enough.”

Nadine Dorries (source)

In case there’s any doubt, it was her first choice when she was asked for her favourite song in the 2005 election:

(What is your favourite music/song?)

“Raspberry Beret by Prince and the second of Goretskis three sorrowful songs.”

Nadine Dorries (source)

If Nadine Dorries actually means it when she claims she wants to teach teens that it’s “cool” to say ‘no’ to sex (i.e. if this isn’t just a further attempt to halve the abortion rate for entirely biblical reasons), she may want to choose a new favourite song…. because Raspberry Beret is a song about a teenage romance that culminates in what is unmistakably a first-time sexual experience.

Raspberry Beret (lyrics excerpt):

They say the first time ain’t the greatest
But I tell ya
If I had the chance 2 do it all again
I wouldn’t change a stroke
Cause baby I’m the most
With a girl as fine as she was then

If there is any room for doubt about this, it is about the female character’s virginity… and this thought process leads us to a situation where she is the more experienced of the two, and possibly the instigator in this sexual adventure (i.e. if we are not reading it as the male character taking advantage of a none-too-bright teenage girl):

Raspberry Beret (lyrics excerpt):

I said now, overcast days never turned me on
But something about the clouds and her mixed
She wasn’t 2 bright
But I could tell when she kissed me
She knew how 2 get her kicks

To be clear, this favourite song of Nadine’s specifically celebrates the opposite of the position she pressed in the House today:

“We need to let young girls know that to say no to sex when you are under pressure is a cool thing to do…”

Nadine Dorries (source/video)

“My bill was about making boys wait being an empowering and cool thing for girls to do…”

Nadine Dorries (source)

To close, I invite you to make like our society and saturate yourself in sex. Let’s dance!

Raspberry Beret – Prince

UPDATE – The post has been edited to add two quotes from Dorries that further support my point.

UPDATE – Related linkage:

Heresy Corner – Boys, girls and Nadine Dorries
Liberal Conspiracy – Abstinence makes Nadine Dorries’ brain go softer
“Um… about that thing you just said…” – Women Who Hate Women: Nadine Dorries
We Mixed Our Drinks – Thoughts on Nadine Dorries’ abstinence crusade
Ministry of Truth – Dorries’ Abstinence Speech – The Fact Check


  1. @Noel_Doyle says

    I've never slept with a tory but I imagine they'd be quite rubbish at it.

    • Tim_Ireland says

      I try not to imagine it at all.

  2. @doktorb says

    Nadine said during her….I say "speech"….that some shops sell "more sex magazines than ordinary magazines". If she's only going to visit specialist shops it is no wonder her stats are skewed….

    • @McShambles says

      Yes, where are these phantom newsagents she was talking about?

  3. won'tadmititever says

    She does it all for the notoriety and publicity. One day she will go a step too far .
    She has already crossed the line into trying to ruin various people.
    She must have looked into Specialist shops !
    Maybe she is stalking teenagers hoping to see what they read ? Stalking is a name she is
    obsessed with : sad very sad !

  4. Carl Eve says

    Before it goes, goto the latest The News Quiz on Radio 4 for last Friday (May 6) of which our beloved Nadine is one of the topics of conversation… priceless stuff! No doubt Nads will suggest left-wing BBC bias, a conspiracy involving Sandi Toksvig (a well known "woman in comfortable shoes" velvet-tipping foreigner) and Jeremy Hardy (a notorious socialist)

  5. Guillaume says

    Well, you know how much I loathe this woman, but this is even worse than her being lapdogs to Christian fundies. I heard her speech about teaching abstinence. According to her teaching about contraceptives teenage boys into lecherous fiends and women into sex object. She said that students are taught that putting a condom on is "cool". I just couldn't believe it! Cool? No, you ditz, knowing how to put a condom and when is the right time is smart and responsible! And she makes all sorts of unsubstantiated, unverified claims. The Americans have a word for it: douchebag.

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