Our thanks to Jenny for sending us a link to a document Fawcett just sent to its long-suffering supporters. It concerns women in politics:
Everything that Fawcett publishes makes me embarrassed to be a woman. Do these women have mental health issues, or are they just plain STUPID? Maybe both? If the former, I wish they’d seek some professional support for their problems, and stop making women look so ridiculous.
The document contains numerous gems along these lines:
In the run up to the next election in 2015, Fawcett will be mounting a major campaign to ensure more women get into parliament, and that party policies deliver for women everywhere. Dragging Westiminister (sic) out of the middle ages and into the 21st century means making the parties feel voter pressure to stop cutting women out of politics.
Have women been ‘cut out of politics’? As we’d expect from anything issued from Fawcett, the truth is the exact opposite. For decades Parliament has bent over backwards – at taxpayers’ expense, generally – to make itself more female-friendly and family-friendly, with less onerous working hours, the provision of crèches etc. The majority of parliamentarians are men for one simple reason, far more men than women want a career in politics. Evidence of that is emerging from the growing number of female MPs who say they’ll be quitting politics in 2015 after just one term as MPs.
Feminists’ convictions that male politicians further the interests of men over women is nothing more than projection. Parliament always pursues the advantaging of women over men. Many female politicians unashamedly advance the interests of women over men, thereby ignoring the interests of half the electors who gave them their jobs. If there were more female MPs like Harriet Harman and Jo Swinson, the assaults on male voters would surely only intensify.
You sometimes have to remind yourself that Fawcett continues to trot out its idiotic narratives about women in politics 35 years after Margaret Thatcher came to power. So, the $64,000 question:
What’s the POINT of The Fawcett Society?
There’s surely only one point, the same one which applies to all the taxpayer-funded ‘academics’ running Gender Studies courses, the hordes of civil servants working on ‘gender equality’ and ‘diversity’ initiatives, and the like – to fund the livelihoods of whiny professional feminists. And that’s why The Fawcett Society is a contender for our next ‘Whiny Women of the Month’ award.
In March 2013 AVfM published my piece about Fawcett:
It’s about time we challenged Fawcett’s charitable status, given it’s clearly a political campaigning organisation.