Philip Davies interviewed by the New Statesman

piece published two days ago by the relentlessly feminist New Statesman. The two hyperlinks below will take you to the same Guardian article. Davies clearly knew what he was getting into, but of course the feminist propaganda shines through at every opportunity. Excerpts:

Davies recently offended women’s rights campaigners by accusing “feminist zealots” of wanting women to “have their cake and eat it”, regarding equality. This was during a speech he made at a men’s rights conference hosted by the anti-feminist Justice for Men and Boys (J4MB) party (which hands out a “lying feminist of the month” award).

His view is that there should be equality “of opportunity”. Opponents feel this discounts the structural sexism and prejudice which put women and minorities on the back foot…

Davies does reflect that “it’s a lot harder for men stereotypically to share their feelings with people, men are sort of encouraged to bottle up their thoughts in a way that women don’t feel that pressure.” He pauses. “I don’t know.”

I agree with Davies on this – one of the few opinions he voices without his trademark cheery certainty. But many of the feminists he opposes would argue that men and boys struggle because they, too, are hurt by rigid gender expectations – which is an argument for why feminism would benefit everyone.

A few years ago I was libelled by Laurie Penny in her column in the New Statesman, after an interview in London. This may have contributed to my satisfaction when watching a video (6:04) of Professor David Starkey aggressively – but justifiably – haranguing Ms Penny at the Sunday Times ‘Festival of Ideas’ in 2012. Enjoy.

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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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  • epistemol

    A not utterly unreasonble piece – by New Statesman standards…
    Written from a relentlessly left / feminist viewpoint true, but what does one expect from THE NEW GRAUNIAD!

    I do note however that Philip is quoted by as saying that “the left has won” reported as a closing jibe by author Chakelian.
    I don’t quite know what he means by this given the ever changing dynamic of life in which nothing is ever final, and change is the only constant.

    If he means that the general left have have spent fifty years in the Long March Through the Institutions, corrupting them as they went, well yes, I agree that is surely indisputable.
    If he means that iniquities like the poison of feminism, and mass population change engineered by the e.u. (described by Russian president Putin himself as “more communist than the USSR!)
    …who wrongly presented themselves as just a ‘market in common’ and were
    promoted as such by the lying and perfideous Edward Heath,


    then yes, their pernicious policies have been bearing tainted and bitter fruit.

    But the damage need not be irreversible or permanent, the game is not over, and to say and act as though it is, is to throw away any chance of redemption.

    Churchill did not throw in the towel in 1940 when it looked hopeless, Mrs. Thatcher did not in 1979, and now we have Brexit and Trump, both results delivered by the people themselves.

    So I remain a firm admirer and supporter of Philip Davis, but would respectfully suggest a that the game is not won, it’s not finished,
    the show is not over till the fat lady sings which —

    she never will…

  • cheannaich

    Well, it must be the first time I have ever read an article in the New Statesman. maybe it should be renamed New Statesmangina. Where do they get their money from? I know the Guardian is still afloat due to them selling the Autotrader magazine. I suspect the New Statesman is afloat by sucking at the public sector teat.
    As for the journalist, oops sorry, deputy editor. Why are all these young women such self centred, man hating, left wing, raving feminists? I would doubt very much if she has ever experienced any inequality in her life. She is probably the benificiary of some sort of positive action/discrimination. Society seems to be hell bent in bending to our privileged little snowflakes.
    As for the Starkey video, I have watched it before and enjoyed immensely how the little misandric whiner was ripped up for toilet paper. She seemed desparate to get out of there.

    • William Gruff

      BBC recruitment ads provide the Guardian with a substantial proportion of its income. The ‘Conservatives’ missed a trick there: they could have killed two birds with one stone.

      • epistemol

        The joke used to be — and probably still is — that the Grauniad (as it was usually called due to it’s numerous type setting mistookes) was the Corporation’s ‘real house journal’, carrying many of the strategically important job adverts for which they wanted left leaning applicants.

        ‘Aerial’, the supposedly real internal publication printed only the junior admin assistant rqd stuff…