Before J4MB was launched almost two years ago, we launched the Anti-Feminism League and Campaign for Merit in Business. Doris has been a valued supporter of our work – she’s been a generous and regular donor – from the outset, and despite some recent health problems, not a week goes by in which we don’t have a number of interesting discussions.
Doris often points us towards pieces in the media, but she’s just emailed me to point out that Caroline Criado-Perez brazenly lied in the course of yesterday’s This Morning programme – estimated audience, over two million – thereby publicly nominating herself for her third ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award. If awarded it, she would overtake Special Snowflake (Laura Bates, the genius behind The Everyday Whining Project) which in itself would be an impressive achievement.
Over the weekend I’ll consult with the National Awards Committee – which is gender-balanced, obviously – and see what the committee members think of the lie which only eagle-eyed Doris (so far) has spotted. CC-P might also win a ‘Gormless Feminist of the Month’ award on the strength of later contradicting her lie, thereby becoming the first holder of three different J4MB awards (she also holds a ‘Whiny Feminist of the Month’ award) .
After we’d finished the studio interviews yesterday, I publicly presented CC-P with her two ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award certificates, including this one. She complained – good-naturedly, to be fair, she’s keen to dispel the image of a terminally miserable hatchet-faced radical feminist, an image she cultivated successfully for a long time – about the picture not being based on her. I patiently explained we have better things to do with J4MB funds than employ graphic designers to pander to her vanity.
It’s an intriguing phenomenon, feminists seeking to reinvent themselves as anything but the angry men-hating harridans we all know them to be. If the mainstream media ever stops giving uncritical platforms to lying feminists, maybe CC-P and Special Snowflake could form a comedy double act.