Oops. I’ve been judged ‘wrong’ after having outlined in a recent piece for The Backbencher how the state assaults men on many fronts. My judge is Sarah Osborn, a politics student and Secretary of that collective of cheerful young ladies, the Durham Union Feminism Society (DUFS).
After the recent debate in Durham University, a lady student informed me – whilst she was struggling not to laugh, not altogether successfully – that members of DUFS are known collectively as ‘duffers’. Not to their faces, obviously, she said, pointing out there was no point risking life and limb over a play on words.
I was reliably informed that DUFS had planned a picket of the venue where the debate took place, but these strong independently-minded women – all modern-day reincarnations of ‘Rosie the Riveter’ no doubt – called off their protest, because… er… it was raining slightly. Maybe they’ll invest in a few DUFUS umbrellas for my next visit. Ms Osborn’s piece:
I invite you to respond to the utter garbage she’s written. I posted a short comment myself, then realised I was largely repeating some of the material in my original piece, with which she’d signally failed to engage. There’s only so much time you can commit to trying to engage with the crazies.