Predictable. Could Harman and GDP possibly have thought of a stunt more patronising towards women? Only a fool could now fail to see the Labour party is now driven by feminist thinking – Ed Miliband’s first job in politics was as Harriet Harman’s PPS or ‘bag carrier’ – and is institutionally anti-male?
We did, however, enjoy this:
After arriving in the pink bus with fellow Labour MP Gloria De Piero, Ms Harman was also harangued by a man wearing a t-shirt which read:
This Is What A Victim Of Feminism Looks Like.
An Independent piece on the matter includes a photograph of the estimable man who – from the banner he’s carrying – would appear to be a father denied reasonable access (or possibly ANY access) to his daughter. We wish him well.
We’ll look out for the pink van while we’re campaigning on the streets of GDP’s constituency, Ashfield. With a majority of just 192 votes in 2010 – the runner-up was a Lib Dem candidate, who’ll be standing again in May – GDP may one day look on this as a stunt which contributed to her losing her seat after only one term in office, in a historically safe Labour seat. You can but hope.
Seven months ago, before we decided to contest GDP’s seat, we presented her with one of our ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ awards, for comments she made about the gender pay gap. The award certificate, and the background to her winning it, are here.