Following the recent ridiculous news that the female Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire has been working with the Nottingham Women’s Centre – a publicly-funded organization run by Melanie Jeffs, an odious lesbian radical feminist, winner of our April 2015 Lying Feminist of the Month award – to make misogyny a reportable hate crime, we were pleased to see an article by the lovely Belinda Brown in last Thursday’s Daily Mail. The article ends:
In this new era of draconian rules and regulations, it is considered perfectly politically correct for a woman to ogle a man’s muscular physique, while he has no right to compliment her on her figure. And who would have a scintilla of respect for a man who rushed to log a complaint against a woman merely because she’d said he looked good? Equality works both ways.
Actually, I think life is infinitely poorer and drearier for these po-faced new directives. Today, in mid-life, I would feel hugely gratified if a stranger – man or woman – told me I looked lovely. Now that I’m older, a wolf whistle would actually make my day.
It is not an insult to be found attractive, actually there is something reassuring and confidence-boosting to be appreciated for our looks.
And while we rightly strive to be women of substance, an appreciation of our appearance need not detract from that.
So I would say to all young women, as I do to my own ten-year-old daughter: accept compliments graciously, but if you are offended have to courage, not to rush off and tell tales, but to confront the person who has caused offence.
This, after all, is what empowerment means and how respect is earned.