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'Crawl back under your rock,' Swedish foreign minister tells Canadian professor Jordan B Peterson

Wallström (right) made the comments during a panel debate on women’s rights which was also attended by Robyn (left) and Melinda Gates (centre). Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Published: 08.Nov.2018 10:13 hrs

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström on Wednesday slammed Canadian professor Jordan B. Peterson for his controversial views on especially feminism, telling a Stockholm audience that he should "crawl back under the rock he came from".

Peterson recently visited Sweden in connection with the release of his new book '12 Rules For Life, an Antidote to Chaos' in which he airs a number of controversial anti-feminist views. The professor is also known to be skeptical of the effects of climate change. In a recent interview with Norwegian journalist and entertainer Skavlan, Peterson said that divorce was damaging for children. "We know that stable, intact, families with two parents is the best for children," he said.

In gender-equal Sweden, which in August released a book on the country's four years of a "feminist foreign policy", his views and ideas have stirred up a fair share of emotion. To say the least.

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