It’s becoming commonplace to hear those with left-wing convictions (and feminists in particular) claim that anti-feminists hold extreme right-wing views and oppose equality. The claims are ridiculous. Feminism assaults left-wing men and women as much as it assaults right-wing men and women. Indeed, disadvantaged men (who we might expect in general to be left-leaning) in mid-life are particularly assaulted because they’re denied employment opportunities, and we know unemployment is a major driver of the high male suicide rate:
We support equality of opportunity, pay etc. but these things have existed in the UK for 30+ years. Equality of outcome is, by contrast, a left-wing utopian dream which requires anti-meritocratic social engineering initiatives to deliver, with many unintended consequences. Men and women make different choices in life, and that’s why we see different outcomes in the workplace and elsewhere.
During my recent Woman’s Hour discussion with the left-wing ‘comic’ writer John O’Farrell, he stated:
Mike’s movement is the male equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan during the fight to abolish slavery.
A Swedish father’s rights activist has just pointed me towards a remarkable story. Anti-feminist speech could be made illegal in Nordic countries (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway):
Militant feminists – with their male collaborators – are seeking to impose a degree of censorship onto those holding opposing views, which would have made Stalin blush with shame.