It’s nearing the end of the month, so we’ve asked around for some ideas for this month’s ‘Gormless Feminist of the Month’ and ‘Whiny Feminist of the Month’ awards. One person stood clear of the crowd for the first award – and was nominated by some for the second award, too – the feminist who runs the Mancheeze blog. She recently published this piece in which, with startling originality, she accused me of being a misogynist. I made the mistake of posting a few comments, and she challenge me on a number of issues. The impact of increasing female representation on corporate boards is one that comes to mind.
When I posted comments with links to materials supporting my position, she removed the links, on the pretext they led to misogynistic websites. In the end I gave up commenting, and I now regret having wasted my trying to engage with the silly woman. When did anyone ever have a rational discussion with a radical feminist? By definition, it can’t be done. She keeps wild house mice as pets, her blog profile informs us. I’d have had more chance of engaging them in a rational discussion.
She gets the followers she deserves. One deemed herself qualified to comment on the issue of ‘women on boards’ despite being unwilling – or unable, or too lazy? – to grasp (or learn) the difference between correlation and causation.
The award certificate is here.
Now, any more nominations for ‘Whiny Feminist of the Month’?