Laura Bates – Lying Feminist of the Month

[Note added 4.10.14: A link to the government statistics which prove that Laura Bates’s claim was a lie is here.]

Predictably, Laura Bates didn’t respond to our public challenge to retract a lie she made in a presentation in London – concerning how many women in the UK are murdered by partners or ex-partners – so she’s a deserving winner of this month’s ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award. Her certificate is here.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • This is well deserved – and timely. On 6th September 2014, I posted a comment (below) to the Tedx Video, shown on YouTube, of her address to the feminist group, TEDxCoventGardenWomen – and guess, what? It has been taken down. This is nothing less than censorship of free speech, calling out the liar Laura Bates.

    Bates is not only a naked liar, she is a censor who seeks to cover up criticism of her lies.

    This is what was censored:

    Published on Sep 6, 2014
    ‘If ever there was an example of the sheer unrestrained infantility of some young women today, the professional victim Laura Bates is the epitome.

    This child-woman would have us believe that she is being continually harassed by men, but who really believes her? What about CCTV, which is installed in all buses these days? Why didn’t she complain to the police? She had plenty of witnesses whom she says heard her make her complaints loudly – and then there is her mother on the ‘phone. Why didn’t the mother ring the police? Surely, prosecuting a man for assaulting her would have been a major coup for her and her project? Sorry, none of this account adds up.

    How can anyone seriously accept the proposition that because women are not equally represented in all walks of life, that this is sexism? To argue such nonsense publicly, as she does here, is, frankly, embarrassing. Would Ms Bates say that half of the participants in the Olympics 100 metres sprint final should be women? No, I’m sorry, equality isn’t parity.

    Frankly, anyone who believes anything this young woman says is being gullible. Bates is a feminist bigot, speaking to an audience of feminists, at a feminist event. She is intent on making her biased case, and using all the feminine wiles (and whines) at her disposal to manipulate the crowd. I mean, let us get real here.

    Isn’t it the real truth that these radicalised young women who are soaked in the false rhetoric of feminism, are demonstrating a pronounced and very dubious psychology? To me, women who act this way present as professional grievance collectors, always on the look-out for evidence to support their narcissistic paranoia.

    The sort of things Ms Bates generally complains about (presumptuously on behalf of all women), would, only half a generation ago, a) have been regarded by the woman as a compliment and, b) laughed off with an adult, womanly put down. Yet, now this is ‘Everyday Sexism’, applauded to the roof by an audience of feminist acolytes, who, like Bates, can’t see that they are being infantilised by the very ideology they claim liberates them. It is crazy.

    However, it moves out of the realms of craziness over issues such as domestic homicide. When Ms Bates so simperingly complains that ‘over two women a week are being killed by their male partners…’, she is lying: nakedly, baldly, and culpably. In 2013, in the UK, the official figures prove that 76 women were so killed. By my math that is not ‘More than two women a week’, unless, that is, you work to a six-week month, which is probably what they use in cloud-cuckoo land.

    And she is wildly wrong about this being an issue of sexism: that self-righteous crusade against which she, Jeanne D’Arc-like, is embarked. Anyone with even an ounce of discernment can surely see that to cast female domestic homicide as a matter of sexism (discrimination, or sexual harassment), is, basically, nonsense. At best it is logical ineptitude – at worst, sheer, downright, irresponsible, malicious, trouble-making. I write at some length on the issue here: http://herbertpurdy.com/?p=646#more-646

    Carried to its logical outcome, Laura Bates’s proposition must lead to the conclusion that because men kill more women, that is sexism. Presumably, in her book, it wouldn’t be a problem if as many men as women were the victims of domestic homicide?

    In this most serious social area, indeed in just about every other area in which Ms Bates’s whining false logic is applied, she shows herself up, not only as a liar and peddler of false factoids (the ‘Over 80,000 women are raped each year’ is another egregious misleading misuse of official statistics), but as the narcissistic, self-obsessed fool that she really is.

    Ordinary people – people who want to live ordinary lives free of this cloying creed of feminism, are just getting heartily sick of the childishness that feminism is morphing into, with its outdated and divisive case against men and all things male, that is endlessly churned out by these self-obsessed young women, whose sole, and rather obvious, intent is to be the centre of attention.

    I commend this video to my readers and viewers for education and enlightenment, because it shows the likes of Ms Bates up for how statistically-challenged they really are, how logically inept are their arguments, how emotionally needy they show themselves to be, and how downright despicable is their use of false factoids in the pursuit of what amounts to an endless childish tantrum about self-invented sexism.’

  • Mr. Purdy . I don’t always agree with you but this is spot on . As you sayone would find the whole thing funny if it wasn’t for the fact that this juvenile posturing is taken up by the far more dangerous likes of Ms.Cooper-Balls and the supposedly adult Fawcettes and Harmanicas. Where it becomes “evidence” to drive a political agenda.

  • The term “lying feminist” is repetitive.

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