Belinda Phipps is the ‘chair’ of The Fawcett Society. As befits someone who self-identifies as an item of furniture, she was among the co-signatories of a letter published today in The Guardian, in response to the letter from Ally Fogg and 30 co-signatories about the recent CPS report on ‘violence against women and girls’ – a term which was officially defined as including violence against men and boys.
The start of the second paragraph in the ladies’ letter:
It is established fact that these crimes are massively disproportionately committed against women and girls (female genital mutilation exclusively so)…
… and in breaking news, the victims of male genital mutilation are exclusively men and boys.
This is surely an appropriate time to point out that the inaugural winners of our ‘Gormless Feminist of the Month’ awards were the women who work at The Fawcett Society. Their award certificate is here.